Canon Introduces New EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens
New Stepping Motor Lens is the Perfect Companion for the EOS 70D, EOS Rebel SL1, and EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Cameras
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a
leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new EF-S
55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens. Created to be the perfect
companion lens for the EOS 70D, EOS Rebel SL1 and EOS Rebel T5i Digital
SLR cameras, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens expands Canon's line
of Stepping Motor (STM) lenses to six models - the EF-S 18-135mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM,
EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 22mm f/2.0 and the new EF-S 55-250mm
f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. Canon's Stepping Motor lenses allow for the
capture of high-quality still and video images and reduce motor noise
from the lens so cameras, such as the new EOS 70D, will capture the
sound of the video scene being recorded without the interruption of
noise by the focusing motors.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens
offers high magnification in a compact and lightweight EF-S telephoto
zoom lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent
stops for shake correction. The lens' stepping motor and newly-designed
focus mechanism support Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on select
EOS cameras) to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocusing during
video shooting, as well as when shooting photos.
"The addition of the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens to the STM
family of lenses strengthens Canon's support for the growing number of
photographers and video enthusiasts utilizing DSLRs to not only shoot
high-quality still images but video too," said Yuichi Ishizuka,
executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies &
Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "Noise reduction in movie mode is
essential and video aficionados will particularly find the silent and
smooth auto-focus capabilities of this new lens outstanding."
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens features one UD
lens element, reducing chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range
for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. It
features enhanced lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance
while minimizing ghosting and flare and a 7-blade circular aperture
creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. For outstanding performance, a new
compact six-group zoom system provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x
at the telephoto end. Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode.
The front element does not rotate during focus, which is beneficial when
using polarizing filters. Minimum focusing distance is 2.79 ft./0.85m.
The lens' rear focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm
allow for high-speed autofocusing.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is scheduled to
be available in late September for an estimated retail price of $349.99.
For more information about the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto
zoom lens, visit www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup.