Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens¶
focal length: 18 - 55 mm
max aperture: f/3.5 - 5.6
angle of view: 74°
filter size: 58 mm
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The Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens is a standard zoom lens 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.
The lens 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.
This lens is not the best quality: it’s the one that comes with the camera. But as an entry-level lens, it does alright. You can see below the quality of photos that can be created with it.
Photos Taken with this Camera
Below is a list of articles in which this camera is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.
Making Progress (may 5, 2013)
Over the past eight years I have been very involved in photography, but sometimes I get disenchanted with my progress. It’s useful sometimes for me to compare my photos over the years to see my progress.