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This lens has similar optics to the mark one IS version of the 18-55mm lens, the external design is changed.
The lens is available in an IS version, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II. This is identical apart from the provision of image stabilisation and being ~10g heavierr.

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Lens specifications

Lens Construction (element) 11 elements in 9 groups
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6 (circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 22-38
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m
Maximum Magnifcation (x) 0.34
Filter Diameter 58mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 68.5x70mm
Weight 190g

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Product launch

February 7, 2011:

Coinciding with the announcements of its new EOS DSLR cameras, Canon has also released details of five new lenses, including the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III.

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III is a standard zoom lens that is light and compact and will replace the standard kit lens with future EOS kits. It includes aspherical lenses and coatings plus a redesign that positions elements to minimise ghosting and flare.

Consisting of 11 elements in 9 groups it has a circular aperture and optimised AF control.

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