Florence, Italy (Without & With Zoom)

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


My second lens was this telephoto lens. At this point, I’ve travelled to a few different countries, and I noticed that on occasion there were situations where a cathedral or a castle was just too far in the distance. It close enough to see but my standard lens couldn’t zoom in enough. At this point, I decided to add this lens to my arsenal of photography gear.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 
55-250mm 1:4-5.6

Lens Construction 
15 elements in 12 groups

Diagonal Angle of View 
27° 50′ – 6° 15′


Focus Adjustment
Rear focus system

Closest Focusing Distance
2.79 ft. / 0.85m

Filter Size
58mm diameter

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
2.8 x 4.4 inches, approx. 13.2 oz. / 70.0 x 111.2mm, approx. 375g

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