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

EF-S

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

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

Versatile, compact zoom lens

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

  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Wide-angle to short telephoto range
  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Aspherical lens elements for control over distortion
  • 0.25m close-focusing distance
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • High-speed AF

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Affordable, high-quality zoom

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II 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, the working distance is 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 II incorporates Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer technology. This allows photographers to use shutter speeds up to four 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 wide apertures, a circular aperture diaphragm gives a smooth, even blur to your background, helping to emphasise foreground 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 II.

Accessories

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is supplied with a lens cap and dust cap. A lens hood (EW-60C) and lens soft 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(36)¹
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.25
Maximum magnification (x) 0.34 (at 55mm)
Distance information Provided
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 Cap E-58 / E-58II
Lens hood EW-60C
Soft case LP814
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II NC
Minimum aperture ¹ Minimum aperture if using 1/3stop increments
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II ¹ Not compatible at wide angles
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II ¹ Not compatible at wide angles
  • *Maximum number of Hood III/IV attachable. In case of zoom lenses, the maximum number applies to the short focal length

Accessories & Supplies

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Extension Tube EF 25 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Lens hood EW-60C

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

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  • Lens Cap E-58II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Polarising Filter PL-C B 58mm

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 58mm diameter filter thread.

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  • Protect Filter 58mm

    Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 58mm.

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  • ND4-L 58mm

    When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 2 stops. For lenses with a 58mm filter thread.

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  • ND8-L 58mm

    When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 3 stops. For lenses with a 58mm filter thread.

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  • Close-up lens 250D 58mm

    Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 58mm filter thread.

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  • Lens pouch LP814

    Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

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  • Macrolite Adapter 58C

    Allows Canon Macro twin lite or Macro ring lite flashes to be used with lenses having a filter-thread diameter of 58mm.

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