Designed for high-quality still image and video capture while being compact
and lightweight, the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens features the optics,
AF and image stabilization necessary for shooting in any number of situations.
For brilliant image quality it has one high-precision aspheric lens to reduce
chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range. It features optimized lens
coatings to ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare
and a 7-blade circular aperture to ensure beautiful, soft backgrounds.
For outstanding performance, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens perfectly
complements the Movie Servo AF feature found on select EOS Cameras with a
compact six-group zoom system and a new stepping motor and focus mechanism to
deliver smooth and quiet continuous AF during movie shooting. Still photography
benefits from a high-speed CPU and an optimized AF algorithm.
Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode and the front element does not
rotate during focus, perfect for use with polarizing filters. Handheld
photography is enhanced by the lens' Optical Image Stabilizer system, offering
the equivalent of four stops of compensation. Compact and highly versatile, it
is the ideal lens to carry anywhere.