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

BH #CA1855EFS • MFR #2042B002
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
Key Features
  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-88mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38
  • One Aspherical Element
Compact, lightweight, and versatile, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II from Canon is a standard zoom offering a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range. One aspherical element is featured in the lens design and helps to control spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range for consistent sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy in all lighting conditions. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a Micro Motor autofocus system delivers quick focusing performance and a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" is available at all focal lengths for close-up shooting.
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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Overview

Compact, lightweight, and versatile, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II from Canon is a standard zoom offering a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range. One aspherical element is featured in the lens design and helps to control spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range for consistent sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy in all lighting conditions. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a Micro Motor autofocus system delivers quick focusing performance and a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" is available at all focal lengths for close-up shooting.

Compact standard zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs, and offers a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range.
One aspherical element is used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain sharpness and clarity.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A Micro Motor autofocus system provides quick focusing performance and a dedicated AF/MF switch allows for quick switching between auto and manual focusing methods.
Minimum focusing distance of 9.8" is available throughout the zoom range for working with close-up subjects.
Rounded six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803079296

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Specs

Focal Length18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 88mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 38
Lens MountCanon EF-S
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View74° 20' to 27° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.76" / 68.5 x 70 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.19" / 81 mm
Weight7.05 oz / 200 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.63 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.65 x 3.5 x 3.45"

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Reviews

Great Lens For the Money

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

Had to get this replacement lens for my camera after dropping the original can't really live without it.

EF-S 18-55mm

By RoMo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-02

I bought this lens because mine wasn't working properly. Basically I replaced the old one for this one. It works fine.

This lens is great...for 6 months

By lyddaddy69
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-17

this lens is awesome of you're a beginner and are just getting the hang of things. BUT since it's very cheaply made it will not last you very long, it's frustrating! this lens is not worth the $200. Save up and buy one that actually works.

Great lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-03

Bought this for my son to replace one he dropped. He loves it and said it works great! Another happy B&H customer.

Replaced lens after 15 years of service!

By Dave N
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-02

Lens arrived in good condition and is performing as well expected.

Great lens that doesn't disappoint!

By fundra04
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-29

great lens. Perfect for landscapes, tight areas, and general use. lightweight, great glass, pin sharp pics!

Great Lens - It Has Its Place !

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-03

This is a fine general purpose wide-to-tele lens with good, everyday, basic performance. There is nothing wrong with this being the kit lens. It does a good job for the price and is reasonably quick to focus accurately, being quite reliable over long periods of use. Too many reviewers criticize this lens for what it is not - and that is misplaced because it does not purport to be something it is not. For example: It is NOT a macro lens. It is NOT not a super wide or long telephoto lens. It is NOT a professional lens. It is NOT the best lens for shooting video where you must refocus during the take. IT IS, however, a decent, all around basic wide-to-tele zoom lens for everyday use. It shoots close enough to capture details on smaller objects such as flowers and watches and other small items. It is perfect for shooting most items for sale on eBay and online auction sites. It shoots wide enough you do not have to run too far back to capture a whole church, and it tele-zooms just enough to capture most architectural details, such as those fascinating gargoyles up high on the front of the church. A good, all purpose, general lens. If you need a pro level lens, or wider or longer range, then buy another lens, but keep this in your lens bag for general, all around daily use. I know it sounds buff and macho to dismiss it as the cheap kit lens - but it really does a good job - and while it is fairly inexpensive to make and include in the package, Canon really does not include a junk lens with the kit - just a general purpose, good (not highest) quality lens for most folks. If you need better, buy better. Otherwise, this is a wonderful bargain - especially if you buy one used or in a white box removed from kit for a discount. Just another tool in the box for general use - nothing wrong with that. Just MY take. JR

bought it used and hacked it for M43. amazing!!

By Harrison
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-21

First off, I understand my review is biased because I bought this used for around $60 USD with the intention of hacking it. I made it compatible with standard EF mount so that I could use with an EF to M43 speedbooster on a panasonic GH4. There are two things I hoped to gain from this. First, I wanted a lens for M43 format that had a good range around 16-18mm (32-36 equivalent). Second, I wanted lens stabilization because the GH4 has no stabilization. All I can say is that this is my new favorite lens to use. After making the mount compatible with the speedbooster, The new specs are roughly 13-39mm F2.5-4. All electronics are functional (IS, AF). I couldn't be more happy with it. The GH4 even reads the increase in aperture, IS, AF, Focal length, and all EXIF metadata. WOW. For the money, this beats purchasing the nearly $1000 17.5mm Voigtlander Nokton for M43 (which i was seriously considering). Again, my review isn't helpful for all, but I love this thing on my GH4 now.

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