Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS - Retest @ 15mp / Review - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)
Thursday, 15 January 2009 09:00

Sample Images

Here're a couple of quick'n dirty sample images taken from the first review (EOS 350D, RAW-converted via RSP 2006). Sorry for the dull weather conditions but that's Germany in December ...

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 55.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/100s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 55.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/320s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 55.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/160s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 220.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/320s
Size 3471x2311
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 79.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/200s
Size 3471x2311

Verdict

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a tiny tele lens with a comparatively impressive performance potential. The resolution is very good across the range. Chromatic aberrations are almost a non-issue in field conditions. The level of distortions remains moderate. The most obvious flaw is, unsurprisingly, vignetting at large apertures. The build quality is fine for a lens in this class and it is one step up from the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS that we've seen here recently. Regarding the target market you may surely forgive the plastic mount. The AF (micro-) motor is pretty fast and silent and when used on the EOS 50D the focus accuracy is also spot on (it wasn't on the old EOS 350D though). The image stabilizer works are designed although probably not as good as specified for us average coffee junkies.

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