The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is an affordable yet high-quality, standard zoom lens that will appeal to photographers who prefer to travel light. Designed for Canon EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors, the lens’ wide zoom range is suitable for most general photography. To minimize risk of image blur it 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. For shots taken at wide apertures, a circular aperture diaphragm gives a smooth, even blur to your background, helping to emphasize foreground subjects and remove distractions.