Versatile & compact telephoto zoom lens.
Compact and affordable, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is the ideal
general-purpose standard zoom. Its 4-stop Image Stabilizer provides great
performance in low light conditions.
Affordable, high-quality zoom
The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a high-quality, standard zoom lens that will
appeal to photographers who prefer to travel light. With a focal length
equivalent of 29-88mm in 35mm format, the lens wide zoom range is suitable for
most general photography. For close-up work, auto focus continues to work at
distances of just 0.25m (25cm) throughout the zoom range.
To minimise risk of image blur, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS incorporates
Canons latest 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows
photographers to use shutter speeds up to 4 times slower with no perceptible
increase in image blur - ideal for shooting in low light.
Aspherical lens element with Super Spectra coating
As well as ensuring true colour balance and sharp, high contrast images, Super
Spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare by absorbing light reflecting off
digital camera sensors or internal lens elements. An aspherical lens element
delivers crisp, high contrast images even with the aperture fully opened.
For shots taken at full aperture, a circular aperture diaphragm creates smooth,
even bokeh (background blur), helping to emphasise subjects and remove
Only environmentally-friendly, lead-free glass is used in the construction of
the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.