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canon 18-55 f4-5.6 is stmCanon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Overview

A new version of Canon's venerable 18-55mm kit lens is noticeably smaller, at the cost of its widest aperture going from f/3.5 to f/4

canon 18-55 f4-5.6 is stm size comparison

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Lens specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–55 mm
Lens mount Canon EF-S
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4–5.6
Aperture ring No
Optics
Elements 12
Groups 10
Focus
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84″)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 215 g (0.47 lb)
Diameter 67 mm (2.64″)
Length 62 mm (2.44″)
Sealing No
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Filter thread 58.0 mm

MTF Figures - pending

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/4-5.6 IS STM reviews and articles

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  • Northlight Images
  • Canon CPN article
  • Fred Miranda
  • Lens Tip
  • Digital Picture
  • PhotoZone
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  • Lens Review
  • Photography Blog
  • ePhotozine
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Sample images

None available

Product launch

Launched February 15th 2017 along with EOS 800D and 77D

canon 18-55 f4-5.6 is stm

The new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is nearly 20 percent smaller than the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, without sacrificing image quality. Features of the lens include:

Compact-size, Standard Zoom Lens with High Image Quality
Lead Screw-type STM
Image Stabilization at up to 45 Stops of Shake Correction
Stylish Design
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in early April 2017 for an estimated retail price of $249.99**.

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