Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM


A kit zoom lens for the Canon EF-M mount:

  • EF-M mount 
  • automatic/manual focus by wire, internal focus 
  • 13 elements in 11 groups, 3 aspherical elements 
  • 26-74° diagonal angle of view
  • f/? minimum aperture
  • 7-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • Image stabilization
  • 52mm filter thread, optional EW-54 lens hood
  • 9" (0.25m) minimum focus, ? magnification ratio
  • 2.4" (61mm) long , 2.4" (60.9 mm) diameter
  • 4.2 ounces (120g) weight
  • Model Number 5984B002
  • US$300
  • Announced July 23, 2012, available October 2012

Note: The original kit lens for EOS M, this lens is actually pretty good optically. The problem is that on a 1.6x crop sensor as used in the M models, at the wide end you're at the equivalent of about 29mm, which isn't very wide. 

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