EF Lenses

EF-S Lens

EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

  • Specifications
  • Block diagram
  • Sample Image
Marketed September 2007
Original Price 33,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 11
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6(circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 22-36
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.34
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter X Length (mm) 68.5 X 70
Weight (g) 200

The “EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS” is a standard zoom lens with a very small Image Stabilization (IS) unit. Image stabilization reduces blur due to camera shake by the equivalent of about four shutter-speed steps*, while maintaining excellent cost effectiveness. The inclusion of a precision aspherical element in the design provides excellent aberration correction, particularly of spherical aberrations, and ensures excellent image quality at all focal lengths. The closest focusing distance is 0.25m at all focal lengths, and the zoom-ring pattern and coating used on our high-end models is used resulting in a firmer grip and a high-grade exterior finish.

* Generally, the accepted limit for stable unaided handheld photography is a shutter speed of about 1/[focal length x 1.6] seconds for APS-C sensor cameras.

Block diagram

Aspherical lens IS unit

Sample Images