Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM


Canon EF-S 18-55mm

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The ideal standard lens for those starting out in DSLR photo and video

An affordable standard zoom lens suited to a variety of subjects. Enjoy smooth, near-silent focusing when shooting video, with STM motor technology and Movie Servo AF. A four-stop Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake.


  • Versatile zoom range – great for landscapes, portraits and travel
  • Compact lightweight design
  • Avoid camera shake with a four-stop optical Image Stabilizer
  • STM Motor gives smooth, near-silent focusing when shooting video
  • 0.25m close focusing distance

An ideal first step into the DSLR world

Tackle a range of subjects, from landscapes to portraits and action, with a versatile 18-55mm zoom range. Lightweight construction makes this a great everyday lens.

Increased sharpness with four-stop Image Stabilizer

An optical Image Stabilizer reduces the risk of camera shake, enabling hand-held photography in low-light conditions without flash. Use shutter speeds up to four stops longer than normal without blur from camera movement.

Quiet, smooth focusing in movies

STM Motor technology provides near-silent focusing to leave your video soundtrack uninterrupted by noise, and adjusts smoothly and precisely as you shoot.

Designed for great photography

Focus on small subjects, with a closest focusing distance of just 0.25m. A non-rotating front element makes using filters straightforward, and a manual focus ring enables manual override of focusing at any time.

Great image quality, whatever the subject

A Super Spectra Coating is used to reduce flare and improve sharpness, while a seven-bladed aperture provides smooth out-of-focus highlights for a more natural look and feel.

Product Specification


Image size APS-C
35mm film equivalent focal length (mm) 29-88
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 64º 30' - 23º 20', 45º 30'- 15º 40', 74º 20' - 27º 50'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 13/11
No. of diaphragm blades 7
Minimum aperture 22 - 38(36)¹
Closest focussing distance (m) 0.25
Maximum magnification (x) 0.36 (at 55mm)
Distance Information Provided
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator STM


Filter diameter (mm) 58
Max. diameter x length (mm) 69.0 x 75.2
Weight (g) 205g


Lens Cap E-58 II
Lens hood EW-63C
Lens case/pouch LP1016
Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II 0.65-0.23¹
Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II 1.00-0.51¹
Extender Compatiblity NC
Minimum aperture ¹ Minimum aperture if using 1/3stop increments
Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II ¹ Not compatible at wide angle
Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II ¹ Not compatible at wide angle

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