differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Image stabilization Canon IS II vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly better wide angle 55 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly more zoom 4.5x vs 4x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly shorter 108 mm vs 122 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 250 mm
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Learn more about
the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II250 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$159.00
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III$77.99
Zoom range Great zoom Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II4.5x
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III4x
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Diameter Small diameters Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II70 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III71 mm
Weight Light weight Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II390 g
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III480 g
Length Short Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II108 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III122 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II55 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III75 mm
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS IIf/22
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IIIf/32

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Competitors

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$282 - $400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,499 - $2,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$136

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Competitors

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$118 - $130

Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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

Wildlife lens

$139 - $299

Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 O.I.S.

Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Image stabilization No image stabilization

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