Ultra wide-angle coverage changes the way you see the world — whether you shoot video, landscapes, interiors, travel, or simply creative images that leverage lens effects. The combination of 15mm coverage, with a full-frame camera, is a direct line to making the ordinary visually extraordinary, and on an APS-C size image sensor camera you get an focal length equivalent to approx. 24-48mm coverage for a very useful wide to standard-angle range.
Highlights include two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass elements, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to minimize ghosting and flare.
Optical image stabilization - up to 5.0 stops* of shake correction. Up to 7.0 stops of shake correction when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
With a Minimum focus distance of approx. 11 In./0.28m (5.1 In./0.13m in manual focus at 15mm zoom position.) You can combine the visual power of wide-angle coverage with excellent close-focusing and open up a whole new way of seeing small, nearby subjects. It's yet another way to add drama to your video and still images.
Canon's stepping motor (STM) technology is especially effective at producing smooth, quiet autofocus during video recording, even in low light. This lens is a perfect choice for multi-media content creation with quiet autofocus. And, STM focus drive provides responsive, quick - and exceptionally quiet - AF during still-image shooting, as well.
Coming in under one pound (approx. 0.9 lbs./390g.) you can certainly carry this versatile zoom lens almost anywhere, and at only about 3.5 inches long, it is easy to stand or sit in front of this lens while holding it with one hand for selfies, vlogging, and so much more.