differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 250 mm
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:3.4 (0.3)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 70% larger in your photo
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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 smaller diameter 70 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 375 g vs 0.6 kg
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More than 30% lighter
Slightly better wide angle 55 mm vs 70 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Slightly shorter 111 mm vs 120 mm
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Around 10% shorter
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF300 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM250 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF4.3x
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM4.5x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF$199.00
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM$139.99
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
Weight Light weight Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF0.6 kg
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM375 g
Length Short Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF120 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM111 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF70 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM55 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF76 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM70 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 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

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

Wildlife lens

$179

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

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

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