The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is perfect for beginner photographers looking for a versatile everyday lens. With the ability to shoot everything from wide-angle sweeping landscapes to up-close expressive portraits, the 18-55mm focal length works well with most photographic scenarios. An inbuilt Optical Image Stabilizer ensures crisp, blur-free photos while its 4-stop advantage allows photographers to use lower ISO and slower shutter speeds to help maintain sharpness and detail in difficult low-light situations. Complementing the stabilizer is a Stepping Motor (STM) autofocus system that delivers accurate and whisper-quiet autofocusing ideal for capturing smooth, stable video. The fulltime manual focus ring allows precise focus fine-tuning and makes cinematic style focusing transitions a breeze. With a Super Spectra Coating to minimise flare and reduce chromatic aberrations, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a capable general-purpose lens.
Product Code:1Can18-55 IS STM
High Magnification EF-S Standard Zoom Lens – The Canon 18-55 has a versatile focal range for a wide variety of photographic purposes.
Quiet and Smooth Movie Servo AF – a new stepping motor and focusing mechanism delivers very smooth and super-quiet autofocusing, ideally suited to shooting video where noisy focusing can be picked up by built-in or onboard mics. Perfect for use with the new EOS 650D that now offers continuous AF when shooting movies.
High Speed AF – a new high-speed CPU, optimized focusing algorithm and inner focusing system provides fast and accurate autofocusing.
Full-time Manual Focus – full-time override of autofocus so you can jump straight into manually focusing without having to switch out of AF mode.
Intelligent Optical Image Stabiliser - offers up to 4-stops compensation and detects whether the user is shooting normally or panning engaging the appropriate IS mode. Dynamic IS mode engages when shooting video to capture smooth, stable footage.
Super Spectra Lens Coatings – minimize ghosting and flare for high contrast images.
7-bladed Circular Aperture – Creates pleasing look to out-of-focus elements of the image, particularly at wide aperture and at full telephoto zoom. An Electro Magnetic Diaphragm (EMD) allows very accurate control over aperture settings.
Focal Length & Max Aperture
13 elements in 11 groups
Closest Focusing Distance
STM (Stepping Motor)
69.0 mm x 75.2 mm
Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Front Lens Cap Rear Lens Cap