Plastic Build Right Down to the Lens Mount
Plastic build right down to the lens mount. In fact, there's so much plastic, this lens feels looks and looks af the label should read Playskool and not Canon. but, looks can sometimes be somewhat deceiving. Just get on with using it, and
quit pixel peeping already. If you have a need for a
metal lens mount, perhaps you are somewhat too violent with your gear and you should look for a Hummer or Catepillar
brand camera. Those plastic flanges on the back of the lens hold the lens firmly
to the camera, but they do not keep the rear cap fastened to the lens. I do
believe this goes way beyond being cheap feel and should be labeled CHEAP BUILD!
Integrating Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer expertise, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm zoom acquires long range, poor-light images way better than a number of
comparable lenses, assisting you to photograph the far-away action
movements of athletes and in turn zoom in for an
portrait with a
blurry background. The large-zoom-ratio of this lens is the
35mm equivalent to a 88-400mm focal length (when used with EOS cameras with EF-S compatible lenses).
Even more significant, the
image stabilizer allows something like
four stops faster equivalent
shutter speed than the identical size lens with no image stabilization.. Another way of saying, that this EF-S 55-250mm lens will allow you hand-hold it with a shutter speed as low as 1/15th of a second when normally the slowest shutter speed a 250mm lens can steadily be held is 1/250th of a second. The lens also lays claim to a UD-glass element to
remedy chromatic aberration to capture excellent quality images throughout the
entire zoom range. Providing excellent performance at a reasonable price for
any photographer, the 55-250mm glass comes with a one-year warranty
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS zoom
lens is a compact and lightweight
telephoto zoom lens that is specifically designed for the range of EOS digital SLR cameras that use the
smaller EF-S lens mount.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens incorporates Canon's 4-stop compensation
Image Stabilizer technology.
Note! Only fits on the EOS Digital Rebel Series or 20D, 30D &
40D SLR (or newer model) cameras
• Image Stabilizer -
4 step Image Stabilizer (IS) extends low light options to previously unavailable levels.
• Superior Image Quality -
One UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element is used to suppress the effects of
secondary chromatic aberrations
• Super Spectra Coatings - Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens
element shaping, suppress flare and ghosting