Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Compared to the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens

SpecificationsCanon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II LensCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
  Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
Year Introduced20112011
Mounts OnAPS-CAPS-C
Lenses / Groups11/912/10
Angle of View: Diagonal74° 20' - 27° 50'27° 50' - 6° 15'
Angle of View: Horizontal64º 30' - 23º 20'23°20' - 5°20'
Angle of View: Vertical45º 30'- 15º 40'15°40' - 3°30'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/3.5-22 / f/5.6-32 f/4.0-22 / f/5.6-32
Aperture Max by Focal Length 18-23mm = f/3.5
24-28mm = f/4.0
29-38mm = f/4.5
39-46mm = f/5.0
47-55mm = f/5.6
55-73mm = f/4.0
74-95mm = f/4.5
96-153mm = f/5.0
154-250mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 6 7
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 7.1 oz  (200g) 13.8 oz  (390g)
Actual Weight 6.9 oz  (195g) 13.8 oz  (390g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.4 oz  (10g) 0.9 oz  (25g)
In-Use Weight 7.2 oz  (205g) 14.6 oz  (415g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.7 x 2.76”  (68.5 x 70mm) 2.76 x 4.25”  (70 x 108mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.77 x 3.13”  (70 x 79.6mm) 2.83 x 4.57”  (72 x 116.2mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 3.64”  (92.5mm) 6.95”  (176.6mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 0.39”  (9.8mm) 1.64”  (41.6mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? N / Y N / Y
Focus Extension Length 0.22”  (5.5mm) 0.75”  (19mm)
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.18 x 0.77”  (80.8 x 19.5mm) 3.37 x 2.17”  (85.6 x 55.2mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 3.76 - 4.33”  (95.4 - 110.1mm) 6.65 - 9.03”  (169 - 229.3mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.33” / 1.68”  (8.3mm / 42.7mm) 0.81” / 2.41”  (20.6mm / 61.3mm)
Filter Size 58mm  UV ► CP ► 58mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates Y Y
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Micro Motor Micro Motor
Full Time Manual Focus N N
Focus Ring Rotation 63° 106°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 9.84”  (250mm) 43.31”  (1100mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 9.21” / 9.21”  (234mm / 234mm) 40.51” / 42.24”  (1029mm / 1073mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.34x 0.31x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.57-0.23x 0.6-0.05x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.92-0.51x 0.47-0.11x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 67° 77°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? N / EW-60C Buy ► N / ET-60 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? N N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 4 / Y Y / 3 / Y
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / LP814 Buy ► N / LP1019 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 3.4'
35mm = 6.48'
55mm = 9.73'
On APS-C DSLR:
55mm = 10.63'
70mm = 12.99'
100mm = 18.59'
135mm = 24.45'
200mm = 36.30'
250mm = 43.67'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 1035mm
35mm = 1975mm
55mm = 2966mm
On APS-C DSLR:
55mm = 3241mm
70mm = 3959mm
100mm = 5667mm
135mm = 7452mm
200mm = 11063mm
250mm = 13312mm
 
Review Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
 
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