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


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

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

Versatile, compact lens

Compact and affordable, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is the ideal general-purpose standard zoom. Its 4-stop Image Stabilizer provides great performance in low light conditions.

  • Affordable, multi-purpose zoom
  • Approx. 29-88mm equivalent focal length
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Aspherical element
  • Super Spectra coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Circular aperture for good bokeh
  • Fast auto focus with 25cm close focusing distance

Affordable, high-quality zoom

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a high-quality, standard zoom lens that will appeal to photographers who prefer to travel light. With a focal length equivalent of 29-88mm in 35mm format, the lens’ wide zoom range is suitable for most general photography. For close-up work, auto focus continues to work at distances of just 0.25m (25cm) throughout the zoom range.

Image Stabilizer

To minimise risk of image blur, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS incorporates Canon’s 4-stop Image Stabilizer technology. This allows photographers to use shutter speeds up to 4 times slower than normal with no perceptible increase in image blur - ideal for shooting in low light.

Aspherical lens element with Super Spectra coating

As well as ensuring true colour balance and sharp, high contrast images, Super Spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare by absorbing light reflecting off digital camera sensors or internal lens elements. An aspherical lens element delivers crisp, high contrast images - even with the aperture fully open.

Circular aperture

For shots taken at full aperture, a circular aperture diaphragm creates smooth, even blur to your background, helping to emphasise subjects and remove distractions.

Lead-free glass

Only environmentally-friendly, lead-free glass is used in the construction of the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.


The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is supplied with a lens cap and dust cap. A lens hood (EW-60C) and lens case (LP814) are available as optional accessories.

Product Specification

Image size APS-C
35mm film equivalent focal length 29-88
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 64º 30' - 23º 20',
45º 30'- 15º 40',
74º 20' - 27º 50'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 11/9
No. of diaphragm blades 6
Minimum aperture 22-38
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.25
Maximum magnification (x) 0.34 (at 55mm)
Distance information Yes
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Micro Motor
Filter diameter (mm) 58
Max. diameter x length (mm) 68.5 x 70
Weight (g) 200
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.64-0.23¹
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 1.00-0.51¹
Lens hood EW-60C
Soft case LP814
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II Not compatible
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II ¹ Only compatible at tele.
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II ¹ Only compatible at tele.