Designed for high-quality still image and video capture while being compact and lightweight, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens features the AF (AutoFocus), optics, and IS (Image Stabilization) necessary for shooting photos and video in any number of situations.
Unlike previous lenses in it's class, this lens use a new STM (STepping Motor) and focus mechanism that perfectly complements the Movie Servo AF feature found on select EOS cameras. The STM system delivers high precision autofocus not just quickly but with non distracting ultra silent operation. Still photography also benefits from the lenses 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
For brilliant image quality the lens uses a compact six-group zoom system that includes a high-precision aspheric element to reduce chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range; optimized lens coatings also help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting or flare. Rounding out the optical design is a 7-blade circular aperture for pleasingly smooth backgrounds and focus transitions.
The lens' Optical Image Stabilizer system helps retain sharpness when shooting handheld. The Image Stabilizer allows use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be practical. The IS system allows the lens to be more useful in lower lighting situations without substantially more glass; this helps keep the lens compact, light, & affordable. Conveniently sized and highly versatile, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is an ideal lens to carry anywhere.
- Standard zoom lens for Canon Rebel series and other APS-C sensor DSLRs*
- 18-55mm zoom range goes from wide angle to portrait focal lengths
- 28.8-88mm equivalent in 35mm format
- APS-C coverage
- Canon EF-S mount*
- Great image quality, wonderful sharpness, contrast and color
- Refined optical formula designed for high resolution sensors
- Optical Image Stabilizer for steadier images
- Ultra quiet and responsive STM (STepping Motor) focus mechanism
- Close focusing, to 0.25m (0.82ft)
- Circular aperture for smoother out of focus areas
- Uses the popular 58mm filter size
- Compact & light
Available accessories include: EW-63C Lens Hood, LP1016 Lens Case , 58mm Close-Up Lens 500D, Extension Tube EF 25 II, Extension Tube EF 12 II, Lens Dust Cap E Rear Cap, E-58II Lens Cap, 58mm filters.
*Compatibility Note: EF-S mount lenses are not compatible with Canon's first three APS-C sensor DSLRs the D30, D60, & 10D. EF-S mount lenses are not compatible with Canon 35mm format cameras. Attempting to mount on an incompatible camera may result in damage to the equipment.