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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens
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- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture - 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
- Lens Construction - 16 elements in 12 groups, including UD-glass and aspherical lenses
- Diagonal Angle of View - 74 20' - 7 50' (with APS-C image sensors)
- Focus Adjustment - Gear-driven
- Closest Focusing Distance - 1.48 ft./0.45m (maximum close-up magnification 0.24x)
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-60C|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.72 x 2.76 inches|
|Item Display Weight||7.1 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.44 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||9.8 inches|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||6|
|Number of Elements||11|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||74.3|
|Shipping Weight||0.62 pounds|
|Style Name||Retail Packaging|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
The Canon 2042B002 EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens is a standard zoom lens 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.
From the Manufacturer
Equipped with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm II standard zoom lens is ideal for just about any application. IS technology compensates for camera shake by providing the equivalent effect of a shutter speed up to four stops faster. This allows you to take sharp handheld shots even in low-light conditions--a must for sports and nature photography. The lens also offers an aspherical lens element that corrects for aberration, thus producing a topnotch image throughout the zoom range, and a circular aperture that exquisitely renders out-of-focus backgrounds. Despite its minimal size, weight, and cost, the lens expands the picture-taking possibilities any time slow shutter speeds are needed.
- Focal length: 18 to 55mm
- Maximum aperture: f/3.5 to f/5.6
- Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
- Angle of view: 74 degrees @ 20 feet to 27 degrees @ 50 feet
- Focus adjustment: Autofocus (DC motor) with manual focus option
- Closest focusing distance: 9.8 inches
- Filter size: 58mm
- Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter and 3.33 inches long
- Weight: 7.1 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
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If you are planning anything more, I think you are going to want a better lens, and Canon has some wonderful ones.
I'm a novice to photography so there are probably better lenses out there, but this one has performed beautifully for me, and it was well worth the price (it was like 40% off at the time).
Pros: Super-Sharp Images, Compact Design, Light weight.
The Lens Construction has 11 elements in 9 groups. The biggest thing I like about this lens is the wide angle of view of 75° 20' - 27° 50' - That's pretty wide and real useful in taking indoor face shots or getting the whole group shot in frame.
I am not a big fan of AF on this lens or most of Canon lens. It seems to work too slow vs kicking it in manual and just doing it myself.
The one and only con I have is working in low light with hi ISO settings, this lens craps out sooner then the other lens I own.
All in all if you have an Canon EOS DSLR i would defiantly have this lens in your photo bag.