• Versatile zoom range – great for landscapes, portraits and travel
• Compact lightweight design
• Avoid camera shake with a four-stop optical Image Stabilizer
• STM Motor gives smooth, near-silent focusing when shooting video
• 0.25m close focusing distance
An ideal first step into the DSLR world
Tackle a range of subjects, from landscapes to portraits and action, with a versatile 18-55mm zoom range. Lightweight construction makes this a great everyday lens.
Increased sharpness with four-stop Image Stabilizer
An optical Image Stabilizer reduces the risk of camera shake, enabling hand-held photography in low-light conditions without flash. Use shutter speeds up to four stops longer than normal without blur from camera movement.
Quiet, smooth focusing in movies
STM Motor technology provides near-silent focusing to leave your video soundtrack uninterrupted by noise, and adjusts smoothly and precisely as you shoot.
Designed for great photography
Focus on small subjects, with a closest focusing distance of just 0.25m. A non-rotating front element makes using filters straightforward, and a manual focus ring enables manual override of focusing at any time.
Great image quality, whatever the subject
A Super Spectra Coating is used to reduce flare and improve sharpness, while a seven-bladed aperture provides smooth out-of-focus highlights for a more natural look and feel.
35mm film equivalent focal length (mm)
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
64º 30' - 23º 20', 45º 30'- 15º 40', 74º 20' - 27º 50'
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
22 - 38(36)¹
Closest focussing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
0.36 (at 55mm)
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
69.0 x 75.2
Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II
Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II