For Canon soccer moms and vacationistas wanting image stabilization. It’s got light weight, satisfying magnification (1:2.85), and the right price. Not the most rugged build with a plastic lensmount and scaleless barrel, but quite sharp.
An 88-400mm equivalent, this is Canon's longest EF-S (digital only) zoom, and roughly the low-cost digital alternative to its 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L full-frame "white" image-stabilized zoom that's so hot with pros. At $280, street, this 55-250mm is by far Canon's most favorably priced IS tele zoom, with the only glass close to it a 70-300mm IS lens that streets for roughly $550.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||55 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||250 mm|