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Old Jan 12, 2006, 4:55 PM   #1
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18-55 EF-S II Lens Update
We've completed an evaluation of Canon's new 18-55mm EF-S II kit lens. Physically, it is nearly identical to the original, a slightly narrower zoom ring and the "II" designation being the only distinguishing features.
Internally, the 18-55 II lens has a DC Autofocus motor, not the USM of the original lens. The absence of a USM slowed autofocus a bit, but the less than 1/10 second difference won't be noticed by most users.

I've been enquiring at local stores where the XT is sold, about the EF-S II lenses. People seem to think I'm dillusional, that there is no such thing. I've been to Canon's web sites and can't find mention of these "II" lenses either. Were they actually released? Where can I find them?

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Old Jan 12, 2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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There is no new EF-S II range of lenses.

One specific lens, the 18-55 has had a revision, hence the II designation.

It will be the lens that Canon ship with any new XT.

Don't worry about it.
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