Canon EF-S 18–55mm lens
The Canon EF-S 18–55mm lens f/3.5–5.6 is a Canon-produced wide-angle to mid telephoto zoom lens for digital single-lens reflex cameras with an EF-S lens mount. The field of view has a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 28.8–88mm, and it is a standard kit lens on Canon's consumer APS-C DSLRs.
There have been eight iterations of this lens, five of which are discontinued and three of which are currently in production.
- I USM (discontinued)
- I (discontinued)
- II USM (discontinued)
- II (discontinued)
- IS (discontinued)
- IS II (current)
- III (current)
- IS STM (current)
EF-S 18–55mm USM I/II / EF-S 18–55mm I/II
The lens body has a plastic construction, including the lens mount. Generally, however, this version of the lens is soft and must be stopped down to gain acceptable sharpness. Barrel distortion becomes quite noticeable at the wide-angle setting and chromatic aberration (purple fringing) is common.
EF-S 18–55mm IS I/II
On 7 February 2011, the 18–55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II was announced to be bundled with the Canon 600D and 1100D. This lens is identical in specification to the previous version, and features exactly the same optics and IS system, but has a revised external design.
EF-S 18–55mm IS STM
On 21 March 2013, the 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM was announced alongside the Canon 700D/Rebel T5i and 100D/Rebel SL1. It has a different optical formula from that of any previous Canon 18–55mm lens, and includes Canon's STM (stepping motor) technology, claimed by the company to offer quieter continuous autofocus while shooting video when attached to bodies that have Canon's hybrid autofocus sensor technology. The STM is also the first 18–55mm version with an internal focusing design. It will be offered as a kit lens on both the 700D and 100D.
|Attribute||USM||I||II USM||II||IS||IS II||III||IS STM|
|Image stabilizer||No||Yes (4 stops)||No||Yes (4 stops)|
|Short back focus||Yes|
|Improvements||identical to the Mk I USM but without an ultrasonic motor||similar optics to the Mk I, but with changes to the shape of the zoom ring and the tapered area at the front of the lens||Identical to the Mk II USM but without an ultrasonic motor||Adding image stabilization and addressing general image quality problems of the Mk I and II||Identical to the IS I but with a revised external design||Similar to the IS II but without image stabilization||Featuring a revised optical design and utilizing stepper motor technology|
|Weight||190 g||200 g||205 g|
|Max. Diameter x Length||68.5 mm x 66 mm||68.5 mm x 70 mm||69.0 mm x 75.2 mm|
|Filter diameter||58 mm|
|Horizontal viewing angle||64°30'–23°20'|
|Vertical viewing angle||45°30'–15°40'|
|Diagonal viewing angle;||74°20'–27°50'|
|# of diaphragm blades||6||7|
|Closest focusing distance||0.28 m||0.25 m|
|Lens hood||EW-60C (circular)||EW-63C (petal)|
|Release date||September 2003||February 2005||August 2007||February 2011||April 2013|
|MSRP $||$239.99||Kit only||$239.99||Kit only||$199.99||$249.99|
|Currently in production?||No||Yes|
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18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 II
18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS
18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 USM