EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II

introduced 2011


information from Canon February 2011

Launching with the EOS 600D is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II – a new kit lens that provides excellent performance for beginners. A lightweight construction makes it easy to carry, and Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilization also minimises the risk of blur, allowing photographers to use shutter speeds 4 stops slower while still maintaining a blur-free shot. Compact and affordable, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is an ideal general-purpose standard zoom.

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the existing EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s lens line-up.

* Lightweight, compact design
* Wide-angle to short telephoto range
* Four-stop Image Stabilizer
* Aspherical lens elements for control over distortion
* 0.25m close-focusing distance
* Super Spectra coatings
* Circular aperture diaphragm
* High-speed AF

Affordable, high-quality zoom
The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is a high-quality, standard zoom lens that will appeal to photographers who prefer to travel light. With a focal length equivalent of 29-88mm in 35mm format, the lens’ wide zoom range is suitable for most general photography. For close-up work, the working distance is just 0.25m (25cm) throughout the zoom range.

Image Stabilizer
To minimise risk of image blur, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II 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.

Aspherical lens element with Super Spectra coating
As well as ensuring true colour balance and sharp, high contrast images, Super Spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare by absorbing light reflecting off digital camera sensors or internal lens elements. An aspherical lens element delivers crisp, high contrast images - even with the aperture fully open.

Circular aperture
For shots taken at wide apertures, a circular aperture diaphragm gives a smooth, even blur to your background, helping to emphasise foreground subjects and remove distractions.

Lead-free glass
Only environmentally-friendly, lead-free glass is used in the construction of the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II.

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is supplied with a lens cap and dust cap. A lens hood (EW-60C) and lens soft case (LP814) are available as optional accessories.



Lens mount EF-S
Image size
7420’ to 2750’
Vertical 4530’ to 1540’
Horizontal 6430’ to 2320’
Construction (elements/groups) 11/9
Number of aperture blades: 6
Minimum aperture f22 to f38
Focusing range 0.25m to infinity
Maximum magnification 0.35x (at 55mm)
Distance information provided
AF actuator Micro motor
Manual focusing available
Filter diameter 58mm
Maximum diameter x length 68.5 x 70mm
Weight: 200g

Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II 0.64x to 0.23x
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II 1.00x to 0.51x
not compatible with Extension tubes at wide angles

Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II not compatible

Lens hood (optional) EW-60C
Soft case (optional) LP814


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