|Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Specifications|
|Lens Construction (groups)||9|
|Lens Construction (elements)||11|
|No. of Diaphragm Blades||6|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.28m (11")|
|Maximum Diameter x Length||68.5mm x 66mm (2.7" x 2.6")|
For the additional price of a DSLR kit over the DSLR body alone, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens is not a bad value. But you might be surprised by what your DSLR can do with some of the better lenses!
The 18-55/3.5-5.6 is a very good lens for $100. It's weaknesses show up at the ends of its zoom range (18mm and 55mm), especially in the corners of the frame when used wide open where resolution and contrast can be rather poor.