Canon  EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Compact and affordable, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is the ideal general-purpose standard zoom. Its 4-stop Image Stabilizer provides great performance in low light conditions.


Versatile, compact telephoto.

Affordable, high-quality zoom

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a high-quality, standard zoom lens that will appeal to photographers who prefer to travel light. With a focal length equivalent of 29-88mm in 35mm format, the lens’ wide zoom range is suitable for most general photography. For close-up work, auto focus continues to work at distances of just 0.25m (25cm) throughout the zoom range.

Image Stabilizer

To minimise risk of image blur, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS incorporates Canon’s latest 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows photographers to use shutter speeds up to 4 times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur - ideal for shooting in low light.

Aspherical lens element with Super Spectra coating

As well as ensuring true colour balance and sharp, high contrast images, Super Spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare by absorbing light reflecting off digital camera sensors or internal lens elements. An aspherical lens element delivers crisp, high contrast images even with the aperture fully opened.

Circular aperture

For shots taken at full aperture, a circular aperture diaphragm creates smooth, even bokeh (background blur), helping to emphasise subjects and remove distracting backgrounds.

Lead-free glass

Only environmentally-friendly, lead-free glass is used in the construction of the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.


The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is supplied with a lens cap and dust cap. A lens hood (EW-60C) and lens case (LP814) are available as optional accessories.

Full specification of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS