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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

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Product Highlights
  • EF-S Mount lens
  • 29-88mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-38
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Stepping Motor, Internal Focusing System
  • Supports Movie Servo AF Feature
  • Manual Focus Override in AF Mode
  • Constant Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8"
  • 58mm Filter Diameter

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens from Canon is a standard zoom compatible with Canon APS-C format cameras. It features a focal length range of 18-55mm which is equivalent to 29-88mm in the 35mm format. Optical Image Stabilization provides the equivalent of up to four stops of shake correction for clear imaging, even in low light.

A high-precision aspherical element reduces chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for high resolution and contrast. The lens supports Canon's EOS Movie Servo AF feature for smooth and quiet continuous autofocusing during movie recording. This feature is enabled by the use of a six-group zoom system plus a stepping motor focusing mechanism. Additionally, manual focus adjustment is possible while shooting in AF mode, and an internal focusing system enables faster performance, maintains an overall compact lens form-factor and allows for a closer minimum focusing distance of 9.8".

The front element of the lens does not rotate during focusing, allowing you to use polarizing filters without a problem. Optimized lens coatings ensure precise color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare, and the 7-blade circular diaphragm produces pleasing background blur.

Optical Image Stabilization provides up to 4 stops of correction against camera shake, providing you with clearer images, even in dim light.
The STM feature 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.
Manual focus override allows you to utilize the manual focus option at any time, even in autofocus mode, for precise focusing when needed.
One aspherical lens element reduces aberrations and helps to provide overall edge to edge sharpness.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 29 - 88 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 74° 20' - 27° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" (.25 m)
Magnification 0.36x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 13/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.72 x 2.96" (6.91 x 7.52 cm)
Weight 7.23 oz (205 g)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • E-58 II 58mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonEF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (8)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Consistent output (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Video (4)
      • Macro photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It works on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

      I purchased this lens on April 16, 2013, for my Canon EOS Rebel T2i. You talk about razor sharp!

      I purchased this lens on April 16, 2013, for my Canon EOS Rebel T2i. You talk about razor sharp!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      For the price, it's a great lens

      I use the product for it's STM focusing features on the EOS C100. This is not a high quality optic lens it is a intro level kit lens. That being said it's a great...Read complete review

      I use the product for it's STM focusing features on the EOS C100. This is not a high quality optic lens it is a intro level kit lens. That being said it's a great little lens for it's price point.

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      5.0

      18-55 canon lens

      By Sculley

      from Delaware

      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      Very easy to spend money and get what you want. Arrives almost next day

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      5.0

      Great

      By Tony

      from NY

      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      I purchase a canon dslr camera t3i series and it's a great camera! Amazing quality

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      5.0

      Close to Mid-range

      By jytaylor

      from Westminster, CO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

        Quick and clear focus with repid detach from body. Excellent for close to mid-range shots. Looking forward to supplementing with a telephoto down the road.

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        For the price, it's a great lens

        By ZachMac

        from Vermont

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Optic Quality
        • Slow aperture

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

        I use the product for it's STM focusing features on the EOS C100. This is not a high quality optic lens it is a intro level kit lens. That being said it's a great little lens for it's price point.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very happy with this lens

        By Mom to 3

        from Hollywood, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

            This is a very nice light weight lens that focuses quickly and accurately and takes clear, crisp photos. With 3 small kids, there is never an occasion where I don't have to capture 20 images to get one where they are all looking at the camera, but it does so quickly and clearly. It had some trouble staying focused while capturing video in a dark area that was spotlit when there wasn't an obvious focal point, but all in all it has performed better than expected.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great!

            By indian Traveler

            from Denver,CO

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              This lens is great if you need a wide/medium lens. For the price it's pretty good and it's not too heavy either.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Small lens awesome

              By ajfotofilmagem

              from Bahia Brazil

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Video

                Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                Finally a kit lens worth have. If you do not need shots in low light, the new 18-55 STM can serve you very well. There are better lenses out there, but no zoom below $ 500 has better picture quality than this. The lens mount is still plastic, but the mechanism of focus and zoom are better and more durable. For video, the focus is nice and quiet fast without leaps. A natural choice for such cameras SL1 or T5i.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing little lens

                By Paul

                from San Marcos Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Fast auto focus
                • Silent

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Casual Use
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                I don't own this lens but I just recently tried it out at @. It focuses faster than any of my L lenses & is absolutely silent! I couldn't hear a thing. The lens looks better than the standard 18-55 kit lens & has a better, much smoother focus ring.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great lens

                By bignolan

                from Cookeville, TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                  I use this lens mainly for landscape pictures.
                  This lens gives me great pictures at 18mm trough 55mm. I have this lens without the STM.
                  The pictures are sharper with the STM than the lens without. I have taken quite a few pictures
                  sense buying the lens. I have gotten sharp pictures even in low light situations. I really
                  like the lens. Nothing so far has given me any troubles so there are no negative comments to
                  give

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Light, easy to carry. Good on the go.

                  By Sunshine photo

                  from Plantation, Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Video

                    Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    I got this lens to use on my t4i as a walk around lens. It is light and easy to carry. Picture quality is good. Plus it's an STM. It will be going with me on our next trip to Disneyland so I do t have to carry heavy gear around but can still take awesome pictures.

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                    • No

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                    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this lens!

                    By sarahwillm

                    from cedar rapids, iowa

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                      I upgraded from the original lens I recieved with my Rebel in 2011 after the auto focus stopped working. This lens is a bit faster and sharper.

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                      • No

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                      (11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It works on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

                      By Stephen Chvatal

                      from Houston, Texas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                            I purchased this lens on April 16, 2013, for my Canon EOS Rebel T2i. You talk about razor sharp!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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