This Canon EF-S series lens offers versatile wide-angle and telephoto shooting options with compatible Canon digital SLRs, such as the EOS T1i and 60D cameras. You'll get great indoor group shots at family gatherings, as well as tight close-ups of friends standing across the yard at your next barbecue. But its big claim to fame is its renowned Image Stabilization (IS) technology, which lets you take sharp, in-focus photographs in all sorts of lighting conditions.
We've all taken a picture that turned out blurry because our hands moved a little while we were capturing the shot. Canon's Image Stabilization elegantly solves this problem. Built-in vibration sensors steer a special set of optical elements inside the lens, neatly compensating for camera movement and stabilizing the image. You get much sharper pictures even in low-light conditions where hand motion can easily cause blurred images with a regular lens. IS lenses are much loved by photographers who don't like to carry along a tripod on every excursion, but who require crisp photos as a matter of course.