Canon EF-S 55-250mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM
After photographing a lot with wide-angle lenses, I recently looked a bit more towards tele, also with regard to landscape photography. That’s why the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM Review is available today.
Why a Telephoto Lens?
In landscape photography, there are always motives that you can not get at. A telephoto lens can also be used to create image compositions that compress several levels and thus create images that would not be visible to the human eye.
Since I sometimes got stuck with my wide-angle images in terms of composition, I recently bought the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM .
Another incentive was the pictures, who works comparatively often with a telephoto lens. Even the photographed more and more with it and has taken on the winners “Landscape Photographer of the Year” with a telephoto lens. In the meantime, I have again published a separate article with my recommendations for this type of lenses: Canon telephoto lens .
Why the Canon Ef-s 55-250mm F / 4-5.6 Is Stm?
An unbeatable argument for this lens is the price-performance ratio . For less than 200 euros there is a Telelinse, which can compete in terms of sharpness with many more expensive lenses. More on this.
Haptics and Production Quality – Solid, Small and Light
The external quality of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM is fine. Here you can see the price a little. That’s not to say anything is shaking. Everything is sitting very well.
Especially great: The lens is very light for a telephoto with 375 grams. I appreciate that as a landscape photographer, especially on longer trips.
In combination with the lens hood , it is not exactly small, but still smaller than many of his colleagues such as the 70-200 F4 IS .
As already indicated above, the sharpness impressed me a lot . This is also shown by the Photozone test . Finally an affordable telephoto lens from Canon! I would even go so far as to say that I would rather take it than a 70-200 F4 IS because it not only has similar sharpness, but is also much lighter .
Autofocus Speed Normal + Good Image Stabilizer
The lens comes with an STM engine therefore, which I already know from my 18-55mm. There he is fast, even faster than USM. The focus on the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM is not overly fast , but perfectly fine.
When photographing from the hand, the image stabilizer is a blessing . He catches about 3-4 stops. For example, at 200mm, you can shoot with 1/50 second without blurring. I would not buy a telephoto lens without image stabilizer.
Conclusion on the Canon Ef-s 55-250mm F / 4-5.6 Is Stm
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f / 4-5.6 IS STM is a great lens ,which really impressed me. Especially good: sharpness, image stabilizer and the pleasantly light weight . The price-performance ratio puts the crown on the whole.