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

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

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

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


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

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

Optical design

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

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2005

Optical design: 11 elements in 9 groups

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Average price: $65


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
18mm - 55mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/2260.2858190/6,766/2,6

Additional information:

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

  • For APS-C cameras with  the EF-S bayonet mount only
  • Equivalent focal length 29-88 mm
  • Minimum aperture  22 - 36
  • Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
  • Max. magnification ratio 0.28 (at 55 mm)
  • Maximum diameter  68.5 mm
  • 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 II was produced as a kit lens for Сanon EOS 350D  or 20D cameras  as  a crop factor analog  of a 28-90 mm lens and is remarkable for its quite satisfactory image quality and at the same time very low price. The lens may boast a plastic body, a dangling inner barrel, focusing with a rotating front element and a conventional micro-motor. All these factors characterize it as a low-end lens. Barrel distortion, visible at the wide angle end, and vignetting are easily corrected in a standard editor whereupon splices of panoramas joining are not conspicuous. For lack of more expensive lenses, it is fit for shooting landscapes, as well as for portraiture and macrography. It features a minimum weight and rather fast autofocus owing to a small angle of the front group rotation.

Maximum aperture:

   18 mm

   24 mm

   35 mm

   55 mm



   f/ 4.5


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 22.09.2010

Photos taken with this lens Canon EF-S 18-55 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 II:

Road to the Khanty-Mansiysk
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4.2 0 2270

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4 0 2214

Power Sky
Autor: Ko Jonus
3.75 0 1069

Autor: mysterion
3.33 0 1580

Mechanical quality2.3312
Optical quality2.4112
Pricing / Value3.9312
Overall lens rating

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