Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II


Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
Compare to other lenses

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2011.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
See all lenses released by Canon
See all lenses that was released 2011
Read more about normal lenses
Ad
 
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.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
 
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.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
Ad
 
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.
Read more about filters
Read more about lens hoods
 
 
Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 II  (2005)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS (2007)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II (2011) << The lens you are currently viewing
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM (2013)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
 
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.
The price
A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Light weight (200 gr)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
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 a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
 
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II (See dictionary)
Release date: 2011
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/5,6 at 55 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-55 mm
This is a "EF-Slens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 29-88 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 11 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:25 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood:
EW-60C(not included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):68 x 70 mm
Vikt:200 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)199 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
Link to Canon (product page)
Link to Canon (product page)
 
Send in a product link Send in a product link
 
Text from Canon:"In response to demands of photographers, this standard zoom lens is designed with Canon´s Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining the compactness and lightness of previous models. Its stabilization allows sharp hand-held shots at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible. It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an Aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range and a circular aperture for exquisite rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds. Without a lot of size, weight or cost, this lens expands picture-taking possibilities any time slow shutter speeds are needed."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
lenstests.com
http://LensTests.com/reviews/canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f3.5-5.6-is-ii
 
lenstests.de
http://LensTests.de/objektive/canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f3.5-5.6-is-ii
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-II-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
Get help from Google - Click to make a search for reviews of this lens
Found a new review? Please submit the link.
Skicka inSubmit a review link
Does this lens work with my camera?
Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Wether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Canon EOS 1000D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 100D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 10D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1100D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 1200D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark III Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D X Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1Ds Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 20D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 20Da Compatible More information
Canon EOS 300D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 30D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 350D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 400D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 40D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 450D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 500D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 50D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 550D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 600D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 60D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 60Da Compatible More information
Canon EOS 650D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 6D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 700D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 70D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 7D Compatible More information
Canon EOS D30 Not compatible More information
Canon EOS D60 Not compatible More information
Nikon D1 Not compatible More information
Nikon D100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D1H Not compatible More information
Nikon D1X Not compatible More information
Nikon D200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D2H Not compatible More information
Nikon D2Hs Not compatible More information
Nikon D2X Not compatible More information
Nikon D2Xs Not compatible More information
Nikon D3 Not compatible More information
Nikon D300 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3000 Not compatible More information
Nikon D300s Not compatible More information
Nikon D3100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3300 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3s Not compatible More information
Nikon D3x Not compatible More information
Nikon D4 Not compatible More information
Nikon D40 Not compatible More information
Nikon D40x Not compatible More information
Nikon D4s Not compatible More information
Nikon D50 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5000 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5300 Not compatible More information
Nikon D60 Not compatible More information
Nikon D600 Not compatible More information
Nikon D610 Not compatible More information
Nikon D70 Not compatible More information
Nikon D700 Not compatible More information
Nikon D7000 Not compatible More information
Nikon D70s Not compatible More information
Nikon D7100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D80 Not compatible More information
Nikon D800 Not compatible More information
Nikon D800e Not compatible More information
Nikon D810 Not compatible More information
Nikon D90 Not compatible More information
Nikon Df Not compatible More information
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
Different versions of this lens
2005 Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 II
2007 Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
2011 Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
2013 Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM

Alternatives to Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3,5-5,6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5,6 IS USM
 

 
Make your own comparison
Click here and you can choose yourself which lenses you want to make a comparison with.




Top list
Our four most popular lenses (see all)
Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Follow us on Facebook
Through our Faceboook group you will recieve news regarding everything that concerns camera lenses and Lensora.

Lenses for Canon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Sigma EX 24mm f/1,8 DG ASP Macro Sigma EX 24mm f/1,8 DG ASP Macro
Sigma EX 800mm f/5,6 HSM APO DG Sigma EX 800mm f/5,6 HSM APO DG
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
School
Our articles will educate you (see all)
Buy a new or a used lens?
Importance of auto focus engine
Cleaning a lens
The anatomy of a lens

Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Sigma EX 28mm f/1,8 DG ASP Macro Sigma EX 28mm f/1,8 DG ASP Macro
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition) Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 D IF-ED II Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 D IF-ED II
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF (motorized) Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2,8 XR Di-II LD IF (motorized)
See lenses for your camera
Below you will find some models (see all)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 100D

Newly added lenses
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II

Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Three popular lenses to look at
Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM

Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM
Sigma EX 24mm f/1,8 DG ASP Macro

Sigma EX 24mm f/1,8 DG ASP Macro
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG Macro

Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG Macro

Recently visited lenses
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II
Canon EF 20mm f/2,8 USM

Canon EF 20mm f/2,8 USM
Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS

Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS

Recently visited cameras
Nikon D600

Nikon D600
Nikon D610

Nikon D610
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200