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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S|
|Lens Description||55 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||55 Millimeters|
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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)
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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens
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.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF-S||Canon EF-S||Canon|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||manual-and-auto||Autofocus||manual-and-auto|
|Item Dimensions||2.76 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches||1.54 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches||2.95 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches||2.80 x 2.70 x 2.70 inches||3.00 x 3.00 x 3.00 inches||3.54 x 3.54 x 3.54 inches|
|Item Weight||7.05 ounces||5.60 ounces||7.23 ounces||7.05 ounces||1.00 lbs||—|
|Lens Type||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard, Wide Angle||Wide Angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 millimeters||50 millimeters||55 millimeters||55||55.0 millimeters||58.0 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||50 millimeters||18 millimeters||18||18.0 millimeters||58.0 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 millimeters||49 millimeters||55 millimeters||58 millimeters||—||58.0 millimeters|
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
Warranty does not cover misuse of product.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR lens: Recommended by dpreview.com
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This is my second purchase of this lens. I had to buy a new one because my husband dropped my camera and this lens stopped working. Yeah, so obvious warning here, don't drop your bloody lens because your lens will malfunction. I'm not actually deducting points from this lens because of that, just making this known to people who are a bit clumsy :)
Anyways, I like how this lens works with my T3i. I primarily use it this record video for Youtube. Picture is sharp, although not super sharp, and it performs poorly in sub-par lighting conditions. It takes a little while to autofocus, but it isn't loud...at least compared to my other lens, which sounds like an orc in heat...jeezus.
This is the lens you want if you're a noob and just want to take pretty pictures with autofocus on. There's little hassle. Easy to use. Pictures are very decent, but don't expect mindblowing quality. I love this lens for videomaking.
For those that are unaware this is actually Canon's third version of a 18-55 kit lens. The first lens was your basic 18-55 EF-S 1:3.5-5.6 (the lens I got with my XTi). Next came the same lens, but with a USM motor (very limited availability, probably because Canon had the IS version in the works). The third version is the 18-55 EF-S 1:3.5-5.6 with IS (image stabilization).
So far, I have been very satisfied with this lens as I have used it to replace the 18-55 kit lens that originally came with my XTi. The IS really helps to keep images sharp when using the camera for hand-held shots only! Don't use the IS when your camera is mounted on a tripod! The lens is not much larger than the original 18-55 kit lens, so this is really a good upgrade mainly because of the IS if you owned the previous kit lens which didn't have IS. My only beefs with this lens are I wish it had the quieter & quicker USM (ultra-sonic motor) and had full-time focusing (featured on other Canon lenses where you can manually focus without switching the auto/manual switch). I also wish the front lens wouldn't rotate during focusing so I could use a polarizer filter with it. However, for the low price of this lens you really can't complaint too much!
My only concern is will Canon come out with a 18-55 lens again (a fourth version?) & add the USM motor with the existing image stabilization? Yeah, maybe Canon will come out with a fourth version of the 18-55 lens that will be available with newer, entry-level DSLR's in the future which will be probably be called the "Canon Digital Rebel XRi & XR" (after the XTi/XT & XSi/XS?). For now, this lens is a welcome addition to my lens collection that I'm glad to use!
I have been looking for a simple small lens to attach to my camera when I am not doing work for money. I read about the size and weight of this lens and was pleased by the many good ratings, so I decided to get it. I was not disappointed. After a month now, the lens performs as it was stated, smooth zooming, the USM is heard, but it's nothing bad, and the IS works flawlessly.
I have had no problems whatsoever mounting or dismounting the lens from my EOS 30D body, which stores beautifully amongst my other gear due to its small size. My professional lenses are twice the size and not having to carry the extra weight is a godsend.
I do wish the lens was made from more robust plastics, but if they did, the lens' price would be higher. I will merely try to baby the lens every step of the way so it will last the longest possible. All in all, this lens is worth the money you spend on it, which is why I rated 5 stars.
The lens arrived just in time to test it out by taking shots of some beautiful fall colors. The results were good enough to impress a friend of mine, who is a professional photographer. The color was fantastic, the images were sharp, CA was negligible to non-existent in most cases.
I still have a hard time reconciling the price of this lens with the outstanding picture quality I get out of it. I am beyond pleased with it. the best comparison I can think of is that it's like a zoom equivalent of the "plastic fantastic" EF 50mm f/1.8 lens -- if you own that wonderful-but-dirt-cheap lens you know what I mean by that. (If you don't own that lens, to yourself a favor and buy one of those as well!) I absolutely recommend this lens.