Amazon is selling the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for only $144 shipped, originally priced at $400. The integrated “image stabilizer effect creates an equivalent shutter speed of roughly four stops faster than the same size lens without an image stabilizer; in other words, if the slowest shutter speed you can hold a 250mm lens steadily is normally 1/250th of a second, this Canon lens will let you hand-hold shutter speeds as slow as 1/15th of a second.” Product page. Continue reading for a video demonstrating the capabilities of this lens.

Incorporating Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology, this Canon 55-250mm telephoto zoom lens captures long distance, low-light shots far better than many comparable lenses, helping you photograph the far-off action of athletes or zoom in for an intimate portrait with a blurred background.

[via Amazon]