Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF-M Mount
What type of photography is the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is a member of Canon's EF STM Zoom series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
EF STM Zoom Series Lenses in Canon EF-M Mount
Reasons to Buy Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF-M lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF-M lenses are , and .
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 61mm and total length of 61mm when not extended. It weighs 210g / 7.4 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 and Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 (Canon EF-M mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 52mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6:
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 18-55mm and 3.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-82.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f38 at 55mm .
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 aspheric elements.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is EW-54.
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is available in Graphite silver color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
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