Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM review: Updated APS-C kit lens “steps” up to provide quick, quiet, quality AF performance


posted Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT


Canon once again updates its primary kit lens for APS-C cameras: the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is sold with the T5i, SL1 and 70D cameras, so it makes sense that they've put some thought into refining it. The result is a completely redesigned lens, with a new STM ("Stepping") motor which provides quick and near-silent autofocus, and great performance for video. We've put the lens through its paces in our test lab: Click here to read our full Canon 18-55mm IS STM review!