Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Auto Focus Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Canon 18-55mm

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.

The Canon 18-55mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 18-55mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 18-55mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 18-55mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Light weight, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily interchangeable (40),Fast / accurate auto-focus (40),Consistent output (30),Durable (18),Super-sharp images (14),Fast auto-focus (13),Superior build quality (6),Strong construction (5),Rugged (4),Light weight (4),Nice bokeh (3),Value (3)
Cons:
Lightweight (50),Poor build quality (9),Weak casing (9),Slow auto-focus (8),Poor in low light (6),Semi-sharp images (5),Blurry focus (4),Slow focus (4),Rotating front element (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (26),Weddings (16),General purpose (14),Low light (12),Wildlife photos (11),Sports/action (10),Night photography (9),Video (6),Macro photography (5),Landscape photography (5),Portraits (5),Upgrade (4) Back-up (3),Travel (3),Wildlife (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (18),Enthusiast (11),Semi-pro photographer (9),Casual photographer (9),Pro photographer (3),Semi-professional (3)

Canon 18-55mm Features

  • The 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

Canon 18-55mm Specifications

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
2.7 in. x 3.33 in./68.5mm x 84.5mm (maximum lens length)
Warranty
Canon limited warranty

Canon 18-55mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 100 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great standard zoom for Entry Level DSLR

I purchased this lens in October, 2007 as an replacement for the non-IS version of the kit lens of my EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Now, after one year of experience, I must admit that I'm very satisfied. The IS works as advertised, 0.5 seconds w/18mm and 1/6 seconds w/55mm are no problem. When I was in London last year, I was able to shot a bunch of free-hand panorama photos at the River Thames bank, which I merged into one panorama which decorates my office now.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Start

Though not great, this lens is a decent start into the SLR world. Unfortunately, you'll quickly realize why it's only so-so useful when you get another lens with a better aperture, especially one that zooms in & out like this does. Even outdoors with good light, that 5.6 aperture at 55mm does a number on your shutter speed and I'm guessing that's why IS is built into it. Indoors, unless you have a tripod, really good lighting or have a very steady form, you will notice some blur, even with IS...

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Though not great, this lens is a decent start into the SLR world. Unfortunately, you'll quickly realize why it's only so-so useful when you get another lens with a better aperture, especially one that zooms in & out like this does. Even outdoors with good light, that 5.6 aperture at 55mm does a number on your shutter speed and I'm guessing that's why IS is built into it. Indoors, unless you have a tripod, really good lighting or have a very steady form, you will notice some blur, even with IS on. If you buy this with a body, it's good to help you test and experiment, but if you get a body with no lens, don't bother getting this as your first. Still, if you're new and get this with a body, use it to help you understand aspects of photography & lens technology.

Reviewed by 100 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NO WAY...YES WAY!!!

By

from East Tennessee

T3i purchased after long consideration given to cost and options...Best choice in a camera for this 45 year plus career photographer among the last four digital purchased.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Throw away lens I should have waited

By

from Walhalla, SC

The lens was included with a kit and is no longer included with the T4i kits with good reason! If I knew how poorly it was built and noisy it was (useless shooting video unless you use a external mic) yes it's loud might as well shoot video next to a passing freight train, as for the build I have never seen anything made by Canon built so cheap! I though it was a counterfeit lens at first until I read others reviews if I knew canon was going to remove it from the kit and replace it with a STM version I would have waited! I had to buy a new STM lens to shoot video, I don't know what Canon was thinking when they included this piece of plastic pretending to be a Lens.

 
5.0

So Happy I did

By

from Botkinburg,Arkansas

Just by others reviews alone sold me on this camera. I have No regrets!! Takes Beautiful pictures. Having a Lot of Fun with this camera

 
5.0

Nice lense

By

from Milan, Indiana

I'm still learning how to use this lens but I'm very pleased with it.

 
5.0

Good for landscapes, buildings

By

from Wisconsin

Good all-around general purpose lens, versatile enough for many situations. Relatively light weight. Good for a walk in the woods because it can capture a decent wide-angle landscape shot, yet still take a great close-up photo of an object along the trail, such as a flower. Limited zoom means it cannot get a close-up of distant wildlife, so if that's your target, you will need to consider a different lens. This lens works great for fitting buildings into the frame when standing close. I have taken some beautiful night shots of cityscapes with this lens using a tripod and long exposure.

 
4.0

Great low weight lens for daily use.

By

from Roanoke, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Using for a general low weight walk around lens. Have used for portraits, some landscapes.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Kit Lens with a twist

By

from Irving TX

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.

 
4.0

great lens for the price!

By

from Houston, Texas  -  Casual Photographer

It does job! The focus range provides very good use for indor or the outdor close range photography.

 
5.0

My Wide Variety Lens

By

from New Orleans  -  Photo Enthusiast

I really love this lens, and I use it for a wide variety of shooting options. On Easter Day, I couldn't have shot my family portraits without this lens. I currently own a Telephoto Lens EFS 55-250, one Prime Lens EF 50mm 1.4, and The EFS 18-55 lens. I couldn't use The Telephoto Lens, and The Prime Lens posed to many challenges for wide portraits. I am so happy with this lens. It is the one lens I used the most. At a price of 199.99 it was the least expensive out of the lens that I currently own. I highly recommend this compact lens for any amateur, to intermediate photographer who wants to grab one lens and go.

 
3.0

Nice Lens For The Money

By

from Norristown, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens makes a nice lens for the money. It's not the fastest lens but for the money it's a good lens to use for general photography in the standard focal length range.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ERIC A  I did not; I bought the 15-85mm IS ISM.
WAYNE L  Will this lense fit my Canon EOS D70 ?
CHELLAPPAN M  Yup, certainly will fit.
Jessica K  Will this fit my Canon Rebel T1i camera?
KYLENE H  Do you have a white square near your red dot inside your body where the lens fits on? If yes, yes it will fit your body.
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