differences

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

Image stabilization Canon IS 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 111 mm vs 122 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM goes 5 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 USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

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 STM250 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM$139.99
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM$179.00
Zoom range Great zoom Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM4.5x
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM4x
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 STM70 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM71 mm
Weight Light weight Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM375 g
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM480 g
Length Short Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM111 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM122 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM55 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM75 mm

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

competitors

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

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Travel lens

$479

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$996 - $1,099

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Length Longer

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

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$449 - $699

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

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