Thank you for purchasing a Canon product. The Canon EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens is a high-performance telephoto zoom lens equipped with an Image Stabilizer, and has been developed for digital SLRs compatible with EF-S lenses*. It is equipped with an Image Stabilizer effective for hand-held shooting at slow shutter speeds.
a Safety Precautions • Do not look at the sun or a bright light source through the lens or camera. Doing so could result in loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through the lens is especially hazardous. • Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do not leave the lens under the sun without the lens cap attached.
Nomenclature Hood mount (→ 5) Filter mounting thread (→ 8) Zoom ring (→ 5) For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (→ **). Focusing ring (→ 4) Lens mount index (→ 4) Focus mode switch (→ 4) Zoom position index Image stabilizer switch (→...
Mounting and Detaching the Lens See your camera’s instructions for details on mounting and detaching the lens. ¡After detaching the lens, place the lens with the rear end up to prevent the lens surface and electrical contacts from getting scratched. ¡If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty connections can result.
Zooming To zoom, turn the lens’ zoom ring. Be sure to finish zooming before focusing. Changing the zoom ring after focusing can affect the focus. Hood (Sold Separately) The ET-60 hood can keep unwanted light out of the lens, and also protects the lens from rain, snow, and dust.
Image Stabilizer You can use the image stabilizer in AF or MF mode. This function provides optimal image stabilization depending on shooting conditions (such as shooting still subjects and following shots). Set the STABILIZER switch to ¡If you are not going to use the image stabilizer function, set the switch to When you press the shutter button halfway, the Image Stabilizer will...
Image Stabilizer The image stabilizer in this lens is effective for hand-held shots under the following conditions. ¡In semi-darkened areas such as indoors or outdoors at night. ¡In locations where flash photography is prohibited, such as art museums and theater stages.
¡The front end of the lens rotates, so hold it when attaching the filter. ¡Use a genuine Canon filter (58mm). ¡To adjust the polarizing filter, first remove the lens hood. Extension Tubes (Sold Separately) You can attach Extension Tube EF12 II or EF25 II for magnified shots.
Close-up Lenses (Sold separately) Attaching a 250D or 500D (58mm) Close-up Lens enables close-up photography. The magnification will be as follows. ¡Close-up Lens 250D: 0.23x - 1.42x ¡Close-up Lens 500D: 0.11x - 0.86x Manual focusing is recommended for accurate focusing. ENG-9...
¡The EF1.4X III/EF2X III extenders cannot be used with this lens. ¡All data listed is measured according to Canon standards. ¡Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.