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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens (Bulk Packaging)
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- 18-55mm focal length, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
- 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F3.5-5.6 maximum aperture, F22-38 minimum
- Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing
- Optical Image Stabilizer system, offering the equivalent of four stops of compensation
|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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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF-S||—||Canon EF||—||—||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||—||Stepper motor||—||automatic_only||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.95 x 2.72 in||3.46 x 4.53 x 3.46 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||2.62 x 2.62 x 2.43 in||—||3.27 x 4.09 x 3.27 in|
|Item Weight||7.23 ounces||7.05 ounces||5.6 ounces||7.58 ounces||0.55 lb||1.16 lbs|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens||—||Prime lens||—||—||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 millimeters||55 millimeters||50 millimeters||55||55 millimeters||105 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||18 millimeters||50 millimeters||18||18 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 millimeters||58 millimeters||49 millimeters||58 millimeters||—||77 millimeters|
EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
Designed for high-quality still image and video capture while being compact and lightweight, the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens features the optics, AF and image stabilization necessary for shooting in any number of situations. For brilliant image quality it has one high-precision aspheric lens to reduce chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range. It features optimized lens coatings to ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare and a 7-blade circular aperture to ensure beautiful, soft backgrounds. For outstanding performance, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens perfectly 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. Still photography benefits from a high-speed CPU and an optimized AF algorithm. Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode and the front element does not rotate during focus, perfect for use with polarizing filters. Handheld photography is enhanced by the lens' Optical Image Stabilizer system, offering the equivalent of four stops of compensation. Compact and highly versatile, it is the ideal lens to carry anywhere.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 18–55mm 1:3.5–5.6
- Lens Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 74°20' – 27°50'
- Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.82 ft. / 0.25m
- Filter Size: 58mm
- Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 2.7 x 3.0 inches, approx. 7.2 oz. / 69.0 x 75.2mm, approx. 205g
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The design is straight forward, its about the size of a mini soda can and has ridges towards the middle of the body; this is for twisting and using the manual focus. The upper rim of the lens towards the wider opening moves as well and I'm not sure why. There's IS (image stabilization) that probably should be on at all times (its said you don't really need it when on a tripod but I cant see it hurting; professionals my say otherwise). There is another switch that's along side the stabilizer and that's the AF/MF (Auto Foucs / Manual Focus); use this according to what your camera and situation requires. I mostly use the AF because my camera has amazing auto focus. Lastly, you have the markings that display the millimeters to where the lens is set. Twist right to focus in and left to focus out. In essence the lens seems well built.
The functionality that really stands out to me is the STM ability. This stands for Stepper Motor which allows your camera to auto focus without any auditory noise while recording video. Its very smooth and becoming a staple on most setups from what I can see. Obviously, you don't need this if you're just shooting stills or landscapes but I say,"why not have it for the heck of it". Keep in mind this is an EF-S lens which means its compatible with full from cameras as well.
All in all I found this lens to be a great first buy for a beginner on a budget. The fact that I bought it used also speaks volumes and the reason for my 4 stars. When using the lens, and I don't know if this is indicative of the camera or lens, I receive and error stating the camera or lens are not reading correctly; error 1. I'm not sure if its the camera or if its the lens so I give responsibility to both. Great lens. Very affordable, but make sure it works correctly. As of this moment I can still clean both the camera and lens and get them to work together but the question is how long. Time will tell.
Hope this helps someone, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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I am delighted that my daughter is getting into photography and she could not do much with just the T2i body! Anyway, this deal seemed too good to be true and it is in one way. Item is a white box / gray market item and does not come with warranty card. That said, at less than 1/2 the usual price for this lens if we have to replace it and buy another one we'll still be ahead!
The lens itself is typical kit lens, works well and is super silent with the "STM" designation, good for video. Mount is plastic which is not optimal but this is the type of lens which is left on the camera anyway. I would not recommend it if you intend to swap out to a telephoto or super wide angle lens frequently. Basically this is a good starter lens for a great price.
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The build quality is very cheap feeling, the image quality is okay to...Read more