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Overview

A lens specifically designed for high quality still image and video capture, Canon's EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a high magnification, compact and lightweight EF-S standard zoom lens with optical image stabilizer for up to four equivalent stops for shake correction.

Marks the introduction of STM focus technology to the wider Rebel/xxxD market, as a standard kit lens option.

Lens available for sale from April 2013 at a average retail price of $249.99.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6
Lens Construction 13 elements in 11 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 74° 20' - 27° 50'
Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system
Closest Focusing Distance 0.82 ft /0.25m
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 2.7 x 3.0 inches, approx. 7.2 oz. /69.0 x 75.2mm, approx. 205g

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens wide STM diagram EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens tele STM diagram

A quick guide to MTF charts (which only measure contrast and resolution. Canon's guide to their MTF charts)

Black lines reflect lens performance at widest aperture.
Blue lines show the performance at f/8

Thick lines indicate lens contrast
Thin lines indicate lens resolution

Dashed lines: Lens performance with meridional lines.
Solid lines: Lens performance with sagittal lines

Closer sagittal and meridional chart lines indicate more 'natural' out of focus areas.

Remember that MTF charts are good for comparing similar lenses, so comparing ones from the 14mm f2.8L and 300mm 2.8L won't tell you much at all, whilst comparing the EF14 2.8L with the EF14 2.8L II will show meaningful differences. Note that other manufacturers may have different ways of displaying such information that may or may not match up with the Canon figures.

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM reviews and articles

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Sample images

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Product launch

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon is expanding the lineup of STM lenses by adding one new lens - the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

This lens offers high magnification in a compact and lightweight EF-S standard zoom lens with an optical image stabilizer for up to four equivalent stops for shake correction. When paired with the Hybrid CMOS AF, it allows for smooth and quiet, continuous AF for photo and video capturing - making it the perfect combination for preserving those once in a lifetime moments.

Availability
The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens also is scheduled to be available separately in April at an estimated retail price of $249.99.

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