Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens
Three hundred dollars is an excellent price for a lens with 250mm capability and optical image stabilization. The 55-250mm zoom is also lightweight. The speed is on the slower side, starting at f4, but the optical image stabilization allows for shooting at up to four times slower, which helps compensate. The minimum focus distance is 3.61 feet, so it's not as adept at close-ups. Canon has included their ultra-low dispersion elements as well. The entire lens weighs just under 14 ounces.