|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||18-55mm f/3.5-5.6|
|Lens Construction||11 elements in 9 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||74° 20' - 27° 50'|
|Focus Adjustment||AF (DC motor), with manual focus option|
|Closest Focusing Distance||9.8 in./0.25m|
|Filter Size||58mm, P=0.75mm/1 filter|
|Max. Diameter x Length, Weight||2.7 in. x 3.33 in./68.5mm x 84.5mm (maximum lens length), 7.1 oz. (200g)|
In response to demands of photographers, this standard zoom lens is 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. It 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.