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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
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Price $110 to $399 at 12 stores $144 to $309 at 12 stores $149 to $479 at 10 stores $101 to $199 at 11 stores
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Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date August 20, 2003 August 20, 2007 September 05, 2007 January 17, 2003
The Bottom Line A lightweight, compact design coupled with its stabilized 400mm-equivalent focal length zoom and affordable price make the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS a versatile lens for entry-level shooters and amateurs on a budget. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens is a solidly performing medium-zoom lens, with good optics and image stabilization, that will appeal to more than just the entry-level crowd.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Lens Aperture F/1.8
F/4.0-5.6
F/3.5-5.6
F/4.0-5.6
Special Functions Info unavailable Tele
Zoom
Zoom
Tele
Zoom
Intended For Digital SLR
Digital SLR
35mm SLR
Digital SLR
Digital SLR
35mm SLR
Optical Zoom Info unavailable 4.5 x
3 x
4 x
Length 2 in
4 in
3 in
4.8 in
Lens Construction 5 group(s) / 6 element(s)
10 group(s) / 12 element(s)
9 group(s) / 11 element(s)
9 group(s) / 13 element(s)
Focal Length 50 mm
55 mm - 250 mm
18 mm - 55 mm
75 mm - 300 mm
Lens System Lens
Telephoto zoom lens
Zoom lens
Telephoto zoom lens
Weight 4.6 oz
13.8 oz
7.1 oz
16.9 oz
Product Description Canon EF Lens - 50 mm
Canon EF-S Telephoto zoom lens - 55 mm - 250 mm
Canon EF Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm
Canon Telephoto zoom lens - 75 mm - 300 mm
Mounting Type Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Canon EF-S
Canon EF
Filter Size 52 mm
58 mm
58 mm
58 mm
Focus Adjustment Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable English
Min Focus Range 17.7 in
3.6 ft
9.8 in
5 ft
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