Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens Also Available in US

by on July 22, 2011

in Canon

EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II

It looks like tha Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens that was announced outside the US last month will also be coming to the US.  Canon USA has the lens listed on its site.

The lens was previously slated to be available in the UK this month.  No word yet on pricing; however, the existing version of this lens runs around $180 street at the time of this post.  Check availability for the new lens on




1 forkboy1965 July 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Does anyone know what this latest variant brings to the table over the old version? I have the last version on my keep-it-in-the-car Rebel XTi (never miss a shot, right?!) and like it very much considering its price.

2 Christopher July 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I appreciate an inexpensive lens as much as the next photographer. I received an 18-135mm f/3.5 – 5.6 kit lens with my purchase. But in my experience, even with much improved performance at higher ISOs, you really need great light to make these lenses worth the effort.

I just made the investment in a 50mm f/1.4 until I can make the jump to an L series, such as the 24-70mm f/2.8.

55-250mm does give someone a tremendous range to play with however, and even more so on the crop cameras.

3 Eric Reagan July 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I’m a big fan of the 50mm f/1.4 as well.

Comments are closed on this post, but you can carry on the conversation in the Photography Bay Forum.

Previous post:

Next post: