This Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Bundle comes with $9.95 worth of free accessories including a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is designed for high-quality still image and video capture while being compact and lightweight, and 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.
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens 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 Canon 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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
I ordered this lens for a Canon T4i. The STM was designed for this camera for focusing while filming. The noise created by non STM lenses is horrendous! The noise was eliminates with this lens but thats about it. The auto focus is not as advanced on this camera as the recently released 70D so it didnt benefit me. I'm also not a fan of really light weight lenses so that was a con. I never use the kit lens and since this is simply the kit lens with a twist, it didn't work out for me.
Sometimes I need to take pictures or video in tight places, like a vehicle or a small plane. This wide angle lens if perfect for the job. So far I am very happy with this lens.
Love the video capabilities - focuses and zooms quickly and silently. Lightweight and compact.
I purchased this lens to go with my Canon T4i as I wanted the best possible video performance and the flexibility of zoom lens. I had considered the 40mm STM lens but for the $ difference this lens is a much better value. It's lightweight construction is a real advantage as it permits you to use a lightweight stabilizer to get the best possible video performance. The full time manual focus is a real step up from the old kit lens and adds extra value.