Canon - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Standard Zoom Lens - Black

Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM Standard Zoom Lens: Versatile, compact and lightweight, this lens is great for a variety of situations from weddings to family vacations. With image stabilization to reduce motion blur, you can get stunning pictures without a tripod, even at slower shutter speeds.

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$249.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Standard Zoom Lens
  • Lens cap (E-58II), dust cap
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Features


Compatible with select Canon cameras

Compatible with most EOS digital cameras with APS-C-size sensors and an EF-S mount.

Standard zoom lens for versatile use

Choose the shot you want with an everyday lens that offers a range of focal lengths to meet the majority of your photo needs.

18–55mm focal length

Midrange is great for many subjects from people to landscapes.

f/3.5–5.6 maximum aperture

Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in the shade and on cloudy days.

4-Stop Image Stabilization

Permits utilizing slower shutter speeds (up to 4 stops slower) without image blur.

0.82' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 58mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with lens cap and lens dust cap.


Overall customer rating

4.5
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a nice kit lens upgrade

    Posted
    lazarus31415
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    I upgraded my original 18-55mm to the STM after I fell in love with the STM drive on the 40mm pancake. This upgrade had a number of useful advantages. The all internal focusing is an improvement over the external focusing of the previous model. The manual focusing control is a vast improvement over the previous model. The ability to manually focus when in Auto-focusing mode is worth the upgrade money alone. If you do video, you really want the STM focusing drive. It's very silent and focusing motor noises in a video is really annoying. This eliminates focusing noise while providing fast, accurate auto-focus. The image quality is very close to, if not identical to the previous kit lens. I have a strong preference for prime lenses; because, I demand more control over my depth of field and cannot afford L series lenses. The build quality is reasonable. This is, after all, an inexpensive kit lens. The mount in plastic. This lens will NOT fit on a full frame body. But, if you can afford a full framed body, what are you doing spending money on kit lenses? That doesn't make any sense. In short, the improvements are many and all of them very useful. The limitations of this lens is built into the nature of kit zoom lenses. It's a nice lens. But, because of the nature of zoom lenses, I don't use it that much. But, when I need it... it's there and does a good job. Just don't expect L series performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got this to replace stock lens. Works great!

    Posted
    mojoe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Got this to replace stock lens. Camera started giving me "Problem Communicating with Lens" issue on the stock lens, and even got a replacement used lens on auction a while back, but that one had the same issue. I thought maybe I'd try a new lens, thinking I can take it back if it's the camera. Sure enough, this lens looks awesome and the camera works fine with it. Let that be a lesson: your camera is only as good as your lens, and this lens is perfect close or far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Youtube videos

    Posted
    JNJ1
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is definitely a great buy if you are looking into starting up a youtube channel or just for making plain videos. The focus on this is very clear and its very easy to adjust on the camera or the utility up with canon for your PC. Videos are crisp and clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works like expected

    Posted
    Willendy
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    I bought this as a replacement for the kit lens that came with my Canon DSLR. Slightly larger zoom. Let's hope it lasts longer. I've gone through two kit lenses - both motors died unexpectedly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very flexible

    Posted
    InanimateIllusions
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    I know zoom lenses need much more light but the convenience of 18-55 adds such a nice range without changing lens' all the time. The image stabilization is very smooth on video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for traditional close up pictures

    Posted
    Duke
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    I bought this lens so that I could capture group pictures with in a close proximity to subjects. Great picture clarity . I am very pleased with this purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens

    Posted
    Scooter20
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a great product. I ordered it online without any problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for entry level camera

    Posted
    ASUSNOTEBOOKFAN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this lens for my daughter that is just starting out with SLR cameras. She loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 3.8 out of 5July 29, 2013
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review
    The lens is decently sharp when stopped down and there is a nice sweet spot around the 35mm point where you will get sharp, undistorted photographs. The four stops of image stabilization live up to the manufacturer's claims at 55mm:Full Review
  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.3 out of 5March 4, 2013
    Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review
    For a small and relatively inexpensive lens, the Canon EF-M 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS STM provides very good results, typically of kit zoom lenses.Full Review
  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 3.9 out of 5February 6, 2012
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Review
    With the legions of Canon T3i cameras sold in a given season, it's reassuring to know that the kit lens that ships with it actually performs decently well. It's decently sharp when stopped down and there is a nice sweet spot around the 35mm pointFull Review


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