The lens cleaning kit looked very old but it was just a bonus item for me. The lens was the main reason I purchased this kit. This lens is fantastic! There was supposed to be a mail in rebate but I could not find any information on it nor did anything come in my package about it. Other than that everything was perfect!
The lens focuses very quickly, and is very light weight. Some might prefer glass lenses to plastic, however that comes with a significant weight costs. The image stabilization works flawlessly, like any Canon lens.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens from Canon is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens that is specifically designed for EOS DSLR cameras that use the EF-S lens mount with APS-C sized sensor. Combining powerful performance with high image quality, this lens offers the 35mm focal length equivalence of 88-400mm and is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile autofocus lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens incorporates Canon's 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows the use of shutter speeds up to four times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. A panning detection feature automatically turns off the Image Stabilizer in either the horizontal or vertical direction when following moving subjects. An Ultra-low Dispersion lens element minimizes aberrations and contributes to overall sharp, high contrast imaging.