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.
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.
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.
STM Motor technology provides near-silent focusing to leave your video soundtrack uninterrupted by noise, and adjusts smoothly and precisely as you shoot.
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.
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.
|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)|
|Filter diameter (mm)||58|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||69.0 x 75.2|
|Lens Cap||E-58 II|
|Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II||0.65-0.23¹|
|Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II||1.00-0.51¹|
|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|
Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.
Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.
A polarising filter for lenses with a 58mm diameter filter thread.
Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 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.
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.
Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 58mm filter thread.
Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.
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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