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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens (Black)

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  • Focal length range of 18-55mm

  • 11 lens elements arranged in 9 groups

  • Filter thread of 58mm

  • Image stabilization system allows four stops slower shutter speed

  • Closest focusing distance 9.8”

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



A standard zoom lens with a short back focus (thus the acronym EF-S) the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is your everyday go to lens for all types of photography. Due to the crop factor of 1.6x on Canon’s APS-C sensor powered cameras the lens becomes a mid-range tele-lens and is ideal for portraits, travel and other types of photography. The lens comes with four stops of image shake correction for superior hand-held photography.


In response to demands of photographers, this standard zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining the compactness and lightness of previous models. Its stabilization allows sharp hand-held shots at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible. It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an Aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range and a circular aperture for exquisite rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds. Without a lot of size, weight or cost, this lens expands picture-taking possibilities any time slow shutter speeds are needed.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6


Lens Construction

11 elements in 9 groups


Diagonal Angle of View

74° 20' - 27° 50'


Focus Adjustment

AF (DC motor), with manual focus option


Closest Focusing Distance

9.8 in./0.25m


Filter Size

58mm, P=0.75mm/1 filter


Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

2.7 in. x 3.33 in./68.5mm x 84.5mm (maximum lens length), 7.1 oz. (200g)


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Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S Lens
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
  • Easily interchangeable (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Weak casing (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (11)
  • Sports/action (5)
  • Portraits (4)
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4.0

CANON FINALLY DID IT !

By FIJIMAN

from LAS VEGAS/HENDERSON NEVADA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Easy to attach
  • EASY TO PACK
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Focus
  • SHARP AF
  • Sharp Focus

Cons

  • Weak Casing

Best Uses

  • CLOSE-UP SHOTS
  • General Use
  • group shots
  • SOME NIGHT SHOTS

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

FOR CLOSE RANGE SHOTS

EVERYDAY CARRY AROUND ON DSLR

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love the lens, Only last less 2 years

By Tha Goose

from Santa Fe, Texas

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action

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

    I have probably taken over thousands of pictures for weddings, reunions, parties, and more. I am disappointed, my lenses has an electronic defect, when shooting up close, I get a default error. [...]I love this lens and I am addicted to the quality of shots taken at different occasions.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good Kit Lens

    By Thomas

    from Plano, Texas

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Good IQ
    • Lightweight
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

    • General Use

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

    This lens is a kit lens but it's still very good, especially for a kit lens. Here are some more detailed pros and cons from my use of this lens:Pros:-Very light, granted it is mostly plastic-Sharp photos (especially in RAW mode)-Decent walk around lens-Image StabilizationCons:-Build quality isn't great, but it's really not a big issue unless you're continuously swapping lenses or if they're hitting other lenses in you camera bag.-Not much of a Manual Focus ring to speak of-No USM motor, nor would I expect one-I wish it had a longer zoom rangeOverall it's a great lens, but it's not something I would pay [$] for, in my opinion, but if you get it in a body + lens kit, it's a very good option.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good results

    By Shooter

    from Bloomingdale Oh.

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

    • Focus could be faster
    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

    • General Use

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

    I passed on purchasing several identical lenses in stores due the excessive looseness of the lens tube in the barrel. The one I have is reasoably tight and is giving good service in general and with the close up lens set I purchased with it. Be advised not all aftermarket lenses that work with the 35 MM Rebel xti work with this camera which was an expensive mistake.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Lens!

    By Mom on the go

    from St. Augustine, Florida

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Easy To Clean
    • Lightweight
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action

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

      This is a great lens.[...]. I was replacing my lens I broke that came with the starter kit from a couple years ago. The image stabilizer was not too important to me, but now that I have it I will not be without. Taking pictures of 2 little kids on the go makes the stabilizer a must have!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Lens for the price!

      By papajoe

      from Crossville,TN

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits
        • Special Effects
        • Sports/Action

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

        I'm just really getting into photography and I replaced the kit lens with this IS lens. Wish that I had bought it sooner. I use it everyday. Great lens. Have no complaints.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Product

        By Ray

        from East Haven, CT

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action

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

          I replaced the kit lens that came with my Canon Digital Rebel with this lens and use it for everyday shooting. Family, sporting events, scenery, etc. I do the majority of my shooting hand held and OIS wirks just great.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Kit lens

          By DD

          from Nashville

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Lightweight
          • Sharp Focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits
            • Wildlife

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

            Just got this lens that came with my Rebel xti.. amazing I Use it a lot .. I also have the canon 70-250 IS usm and the canon 70-300IS usm love them all ..

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Lens!

            By pizzakid56

            from Reynoldsburg, OH

            About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Upgrade

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

            Great for landscapes, and taking pictures of animals ex. at a zoo.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WAY BETTER THAN KIT LENS

            By LILBUB

            from NAVARRE FLORIDA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Sharp Focus

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Sports/Action

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

            GREAT LENS USED IT 1-12-08 FOR FIRST TIME PHOTOGRAPHING A INDEPENDENT WRESTLING SHOW ..MUCH IMPROVED OVER KIT LENS IS WORKS PHENOMENAL ..GREAT BUY

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