This Canon EF-S series lens offers a broad focal range for versatile wide-angle and telephoto shooting options with compatible Canon digital SLR cameras. Its optical quality is superb, and its image stabilization technology lets you take sharp, in-focus photographs in all sorts of lighting conditions.
Blur-reducing image stabilization
We've all taken a picture and had it turn out blurry because our hands moved a little while we were capturing the shot. Image stabilization works around this problem. Built-in motion 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. Image-stabilizing 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.
From landscapes to closeups
High-tech image stabilization isn't the only advantage provided by this lens. There's also its wide-angle picture-taking capability — great for capturing panoramic landscapes, or snapping large group shots of folks in tight quarters. Plus, its telephoto zoom lets you zero in on distant subjects with ease. It even excels at taking precise close ups of objects as near as 18 inches.