EF Lenses

EF-S Lens

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

  • Specifications
  • Block diagram
Marketed March 2011
Original Price 33,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 11
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6(circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 22-38
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.25
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.34
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter X Length (mm) 68.5×70
Weight (g) 200

The new Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II inherits the highly regarded optical design utilized in its predecessor, the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, released in September 2007. Featuring a high-precision aspherical lens element, the lens compensates for chromatic aberrations that can occur while zooming to deliver high-resolution, high-contrast imaging performance. Through optimized lens positioning and coatings, the model greatly minimizes the flare and ghosting commonly associated with digital camera photography. Furthermore, the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II includes an optimized control algorithm that has been aligned with the Image Stabilizer structure and characteristics, achieving image stabilization equivalent to approximately four shutter-speed stops.*

* Based on a shutter speed of “1/(focal length x 1.6)” seconds, considered the limit to prevent hand shake during hand-held photography

Block diagram

Aspherical lens  IS Unit