Canon 18 55mm Ii Vs Iii

By | 13/10/2022

Canon EF-Due south 18–55mm IS II vs III

kyrcy •

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Canon EF-South xviii–55mm IS II vs III

Any differences optical or otherwise (apart from IS) between the two models of this lens?

Philip Kendall

Re: Catechism EF-Due south 18–55mm IS 2 vs Iii


Be careful hither. There are (at least) six versions of the EF-S 18-55:

  • EF-Southward xviii-55 f/3.5-5.6 (otherwise unlabeled, the original)
  • EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 Ii
  • EF-S eighteen-55 f/iii.5-5.6 3
  • EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF-South 18-55 f/3.5-five.half dozen IS 2
  • EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Of those, the unlabeled and (non-stabilised) Two version are definitely to be avoided due to the poor image quality. The IS, IS 2 and Three take the same improved optical design, although evidently without the stabilization in the Iii model (which was your original question :-)). The IS STM is the best of the lot, if nothing else due to the non-rotating forepart element.

That all said, the typical cost premium for the IS models over the non-IS is and then small I don’t think I’d ever recommend someone ownership the non-stabilized version.

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Re: Catechism EF-Southward 18–55mm IS Ii vs III

Philip Kendall wrote:

The IS, IS II and III take the same improved optical pattern, although obviously without the stabilization in the III model (which was your original question :-)).

Are y’all saying that the III has an IS unit of measurement with no motor driving information technology – a weird possibility – or only that the III has an optical design improved from the original/Ii, merely different from the optical design of the IS versions?

Philip Kendall

Re: Canon EF-South eighteen–55mm IS II vs 3

I believe it’s essentially the one-time (simply I’g no skillful on lens design) – see eg this post on which compares the block diagrams of the two.

Canon PowerShot SD1000

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Canon EF-South 55-250mm f/4-v.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/three.5-5.half-dozen IS II

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