differences

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

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM vs the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II.
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Canon IS
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Less risk of blur
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STMCanon IS
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS IICanon IS II
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
250 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.5x
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-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$124.98
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
70 mm
Weight Light weight Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM375 g
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II390 g
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
55 mm
Length Short Help
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM111 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II108 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
250 mm

competitors

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 - $129

Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$180 - $348

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

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

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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