Lenseses comparison chart

Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove
Product name
Price $144 to $299 at 10 stores $209 to $259 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Not yet rated
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date November 15, 2006 August 20, 2007 May 17, 2011
The Bottom Line The Canon EF 70-200mm f4 IS USM L lens is a professional grade 70-200mm lens without the size and heft, as well as price, as found in f2.8 versions. A lightweight, compact design coupled with its stabilized 400mm-equivalent focal length zoom and affordable price make the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS a versatile lens for entry-level shooters and amateurs on a budget.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Lens Aperture F/4.0
F/4.0-5.6
F/1.8
Special Functions Tele
Zoom
Tele
Zoom
Info unavailable
Intended For Digital SLR
Digital SLR
35mm SLR
Digital SLR
35mm SLR
Optical Zoom 2.9 x
4.5 x
Info unavailable
Length 7 in
4 in
2 in
Lens Construction 13 group(s) / 16 element(s)
10 group(s) / 12 element(s)
6 group(s) / 7 element(s)
Focal Length 70 mm - 200 mm
55 mm - 250 mm
50 mm
Lens System Telephoto zoom lens
Telephoto zoom lens
Lens
Weight 1.5 lbs
13.8 oz
6.5 oz
Product Description Canon EF Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 200 mm
Canon EF-S Telephoto zoom lens - 55 mm - 250 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Lens - 50 mm
Mounting Type Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Nikon F
Filter Size 67 mm
58 mm
58 mm
Focus Adjustment Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Min Focus Range 4 ft
3.6 ft
17.7 in
Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications
Buying choices
Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove