Canon's new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens

At £350 (€420) Canon's new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is a cheap buy for anyone who's bored of the kit lens on her or his crop-frame camera. Like the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, there's image stabilisation, but this time it's the equivalent of 3.5 stops, rather than four stops. It does, however, have STM technology for quiet focusing, and is slightly lighter at 375g instead of 390g; its maximum aperture is the fairly standard ƒ/4 at its widest angle and ƒ/5.6 at its longest focal length.

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It should be available from late September 2013, but you might want to compare it against its predecessor price-wise.