|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS|
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2007.
The lens belongs to the category
normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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|Compability, auto focus and focal length|
|This lens is designed and meant for Canon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
|The lens has a focal length of 18-55 mm.
Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-88 mm on your Canon camera.
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|Lens brightness and image stabilizer|
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
|One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 55 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
|The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds.
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|Filter and Lens Hood|
|The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 58 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "EW-60C") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.
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|Different versions of the lens|
|This lens has been replaced by several newer versions. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.|
|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 (2004)|
|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 II (2005)|
|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS (2007) << The lens you are currently viewing|
|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II (2011)|
|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM (2013)|
|Things to consider before buying|
|Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.|
|A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera|
|Light weight (200 gr)|
|Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor|
|No built-in image stabilizer|
|Poor aperture value with its f/5,6|
|A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths|
|No lens hood is included|
|This lens has been replaced by several newer versions|
|The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust|