Focal length and maximum aperture: 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 Lens construction: 15 elements in 12 groups Diagonal angle of view: 27 Degree 50 ft. - 6 Degree 15 ft. Rear focus system Closest focusing distance: 0.85m/2.8 ft. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is a dream come true for photographers and videographers looking to add versatility and range to their lens collection. Compact and lightweight with Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5 equivalent stops of shake correction, it extends the camera's reach significantly, capturing sharp images of faraway objects, even when handheld. It features Canon's amazing STM stepping motor and a newly designed high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and improved AF algorithm for high-speed performance, supporting Canon's Movie Servo AF for smooth, quiet and continuous focus adjustments. This lens features one UD lens element that reduces chromatic aberration, helping to achieve excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. The front element does not rotate, ensuring easy compatibility with accessories like polarizing filters, and full-time manual focus is available even while in AF mode.
Canon has a truly immense selection of telephoto lenses.Under $1000, you have your pick of a number of variants and if you have an APS-C camera (Rebel, 60/70D, 7D, etc)this new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 STM will give you the best combination of focal range and image quality. It is stunningly sharp throughout the range, incredibly quiet, quick focusing, and the front element is stationary during focusWhat other options do you have that are IMO not as desirab..