Lightweight and inexpensive, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM offers a great range of features and excellent image quality for its class, making it the perfect entry-level telephoto lens. Compatible with APS-C format Canon EOS DSLR cameras, this compact telephoto provides an extremely useful focal length range that perfectly complements most general purpose zoom lenses. As most general purpose zooms have an upper end focal length of 55mm, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM picks up at just the right place, with a focal length range that reaches from 55mm to 250mm. One of the standout features on this lens is a Stepping Motor driven autofocus, which is beautifully smooth, fast and silent. This makes it a great choice for both stills and video, especially if you’re using Movie Servo continuous AF mode. Meanwhile, its Image Stabiliser helps to reduce camera shake, allowing you to create sharp images that are sure to impress.

Selected shots from the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM




35mm equivalent focal length when used on an APS-C sensor body (mm) 88-400
Angle of view (Horizontal) 23º 20' - 5º 20'
Angle of view (Vertical) 15º 40'- 3º 30'
Angle of view (Diagonal) 27º 50' - 6º 15'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 15/12
No. of diaphragm blades 7
Minimum aperture 22-32
Closest focussing distance 0.85m
Maximum magnification 0.27x
Distance Information Yes
Image stabilizer 3.5 stops
AF actuator STM

Physical Specifications

Filter diameter 58mm
Max diameter 70mm
length 111.2mm
Weight 375g
Barcode 4960999979373

What's included

  • EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Lens Cap E-58 II
  • Lens Dust Cap E

Compatibility & Support


The EF-S mount is compatible with cameras that use an APS-C sized imaging sensor
APS-C Cameras

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 200D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D

Check if your camera can use a EF-S Lens
EF-S Lens Compatibility Diagram


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