EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Probably the most popular lens in the entire EOS line-up today, and used daily by thousands of photographers. It's a standard zoom lens (equivalent to a 27–88mm lens on a traditional film camera), giving true wide-angle through portrait-length telephoto coverage, in a super-lightweight package. The IS version of this lens combines this with a stabilization system that allows safe hand-holding at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible. Its very affordable price makes it attractive to institutional buyers looking to equip multiple photographers, as well as budget-conscious enthusiasts.
- Very practical starting point for business users, combining affordable price, good optical performance, and a practical zoom range for documentary purposes
- Extremely lightweight – an ideal companion for EOS Rebel models, and worth considering for any users for whom weight is a priority
- Focuses down to 9.8 inches (0.25m), so it can fill the frame with a subject as small as about 2.5x1.5 inches (roughly 6x4cm)
Note: Canon EF-S lenses are exclusively for compatible APS-C sensor cameras (EOS 20D through 60D, EOS 7D, and all versions of EOS digital Rebel), and cannot be mounted or used on other Canon EOS digital or film SLR bodies