, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
While this lens is not on most people's most-wanted list, it serves a purpose.
Here is the image quality comparison
between the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens and its predecessor, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Obviously, the 7D II and 60D test cameras have a modestly different resolution, but ... I trust that you can visualize the differences.
One of the benefits from the new 18-55 is the smaller retracted size. Here is a size comparison
showing the new version alongside the two prior version lenses. As you will notice in the comparison (and confirmed by our measurements
), the new lens zoomed/extended to 55mm is nearly the same length as the prior lens at this focal length.
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
is in stock at B&H