Take any shooting situation in your stride
Ready for any shooting situation: All-purpose zoom lens covers the range of focal lengths from wide-angle 18mm to standard 55mm (27-82.5mm in 35mm format).
Clean, crisp image quality: High performance optical design includes two aspherical elements and one ED glass element to correct for optical aberrations.
No more ghost or flare: The shape of the rear lens element shade suppresses internal reflections, helping eliminate image flare or ghost.
Experiment with defocus or ‘bokeh’ effects: A round aperture lets you get creative with the out-of-focus elements of your pictures, such as twinkling lights in the background.
Smooth zooming and autofocus: Thanks to the Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) and a more comfortable zoom mechanism, framing your shots is easy and unobtrusive.
Get up close without losing image quality: A close focus distance of 0.25m and maximum magnification of 0.34x at the minimum focal length is great for short-range shots.