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Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS lens

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Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS MTF Chart

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Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS optical design

Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2007

Optical design: 11 elements in 9 groups

Features: Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $150

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
18mm - 55mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/2260.2558200/7,170/2,8

Additional information:

The Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS

  • only for APS-C cameras with  the EF-S bayonet mount
  • equivalent focal length 29-88 mm
  • diagonal angle of view 74º 20' - 27º 50'
  • horizontal angle of view 64º 30' - 23º 20'
  • vertical angle of view 45º 30'- 15º 40'
  • minimum aperture  22 - 38
  • closest focusing distance 0.25 m
  • max. magnification ratio 0.34 (at 55 mm)
  • magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II     0.64-0.23
  • Magnification with Extension Tube  EF25 II  1.00-0.51
  • maximum diameter  68.5 mm
  • distance information is transmitted to the camera
  • micro-motor AF drive
  • EW-60C hood (not included)
  • LP814 soft case (not included)

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is the next generation kit lens for Canon crop factor cameras. It was meant to replace a moderateEF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II.   The following improvements should be mentioned: the optical scheme has been improved; the image stabilizer has been implemented; the finish has been changed; the circle blade-type aperture has been introduced to provide better bokeh.

It looks better, but new plastic does not impress much, even though it is better than that of the previous lens. The front element inner barrel does not dangle any more. Manual focusing by means of the front element frame has remained on paper. The front element rotation during focusing  still makes the use of polarizers difficult. A kit hood is tiny, but it is better than none.

Autofocusing is rather fast and accurate, a noise level is very low. According to the manufacturer, the lens features up to 4 stops of camera shake corrections. As different from the previous versions, the lens is able to detect the subject of panning, so it is not necessary now to switch between Mode 1 and 2 to select a stability strategy ( static scene or panning).

If compared with the 18-55 II lens (according to Lens Tip),  resolution on the frame edges of this lens is similar to that of the 18-55 II lens in the center. Resolution of both lenses is 5 lpmm higher in the frame center than on the edges.


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 08.10.2010



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Optical quality2.8211
Usability3.5511
Pricing / Value3.4511
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