Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S, APS-C / DX
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With the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM you'll get right up close to the action. The lens is the perfect complement to the 18-55mm standard lens on your EOS and is ideal for nature, sports and travel photography.
It combines powerful telephoto zoom capabilities with superb image quality and intuitive handling.

Optical Image Stabilizer

To ensure your images are always razor sharp, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM uses Canon's Image Stabilizer technology. This allows up to 3.5-step longer exposures than would normally be possible from the hand, without the risk of camera shake - ideal in low light or at high zoom settings. Pan Detection disables the Image Stabilizer when the camera pans horizontally or vertically, so moving subjects can be easily tracked with the camera.

STM Technology

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM uses a Stepping Motor (STM) to provide continuous, quiet focus when shooting video with the EOS, or fast, accurate AF when shooting still images. STM focusing is so quiet that the camera's internal microphone does not pick up any noise that would interfere with the audio during video shooting.

Convincing image quality

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is equipped with a UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element and Super Spectra coatings to deliver crisp, high contrast images across the entire zoom range. A 7-blade iris diaphragm enhances the quality of the blurred area so that your subject stands out clearly against a blurred background.

For great photos

A manual focus ring allows manual fine tuning of the focus at any time; the close-up limit of approx. 0.85 m allows you to shoot particularly small subjects. A rigid front element allows the effortless use of filters.

Key specifications

Sensor compatibility
375 g
Focus type
Autofocus, Manual focus
Lens type
Telephoto lens, Zoom
Bayonet lens mount
Canon EF-S
Focal length
55 - 250 mm
Item number

General information

Manufacturer no.
Release date
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Colour group


Minimum focus distance
1.10 m

Camera lens properties

Lens type
Telephoto lens, Zoom
Bayonet lens mount
Canon EF-S
Max. Aperture
Min. aperture
Min. focal length
55 mm
Max. focal length
250 mm
Focal length
55 - 250 mm
Sensor compatibility
Number of diaphragm blades
7 x
Filter thread
58 mm
Number of lenses
Number of lens groups
Lens equipment
Image stabilisation, Zoom function
Optical zoom
4.50 x
Focus type
Autofocus, Manual focus
Image stabilisation method

Scope of delivery

Scope of delivery
Dust hood, Lens cap

Product dimensions

375 g
111.20 mm
70 mm

Package dimensions

11 cm
11 cm
17 cm
524 g

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24 Months Statutory warranty

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Overall ratingGood77/100
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Stiftung WarentestTelezooms - mit langen BrennweitenReleaseJuly 2017

Canons 377 Gramm leichtes 55-250-Millimeter-Objektiv für 269 Euro eignet sich als Einziges nicht für Vollformat-Kameras, sondern nur für solche mit Bildsensor im gängiren APS-C-Format. Mit 55 Millimeter Anfangsbrennweite schließt es direkt an den Zoombereich von Canons Standard-Kit-Objektiv für APS-C-Kameras an. Im Test zeigt es eine weniger gute Bildstabilisierung als die beiden 70-300er.

CHIP OnlineSingle testReleaseAugust 2014
  • PositiveLeiser Autofokus
  • PositiveBildstabilisator
  • NegativeAbbildungsfehler
  • NegativeNur für APS-C
  • NegativeAuflösung

Das Canon EF-S 4-5.6/55-250 mm IS STM serviert im Test ein durchmischtes Ergebnis. Zwar kann die Telezoom-Optik für Canon-EOS-DSLRs mit APS-C-Sensor durch geringe Abbildungsfehler und einen treffsicheren Autofokus punkten. Die niedrige Auflösung und die geringe Lichtstärke ziehen das Telezoom-Objektiv allerdings auf den letzten Platz in der Bestenliste.

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