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Canon’s new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens

August 22 , 2013 by: Daniela Bowker Equipment, News

At £350 (€420) Canon’s new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is a cheap buy for anyone who’s bored of the kit lens on her or his crop-frame camera. Like the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, there’s image stabilisation, but this time it’s the equivalent of 3.5 stops, rather than four stops. It does, however, have STM technology for quiet focusing, and is slightly lighter at 375g instead of 390g; its maximum aperture is the fairly standard ƒ/4 at its widest angle and ƒ/5.6 at its longest focal length.

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It should be available from late September 2013, but you might want to compare it against its predecessor price-wise.

About Daniela

This post was written by Daniela Bowker, who has written 1397 articles for Photocritic

Daniela has written three books on photography, contributed to several others, and acted as the editorial consultant on many more.

Her newest book, Social Photography, is currently available as a digital download as well as in bookshops in the UK and US.

You might also want to check out her exploration of other-worldly photographic creations, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, and Photo School Fundamentals, for which she contributed the section on composition.


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