Canon DC lens or IS lens
Hi, I want to buy an entry level DSLR, Canon 1100D. There are two lens kits available, 1100D with 18-55 DC lens cost £380, and 18-55 IS lens cost £400. I don't really care about the £20, but just curious about the differences between the two lens. Is there any major differences? Thanks!
i think its a misprint on the web site canon don't make dc lens the IS stand for Image Stabilised
so that you can take photos a few stops slower but still get same photo as if you was shooting them at a fast shuttter speed thats what IS means :)
It's not a misprint, in Comet and Jessops website, they both selling Canon 1100D with 18-55 DC lens. They are £20 cheaper than the one with IS lens.
Here is the link
I dont know what a dc lens is but if you want to get a kit then get the IS one as it has a stabalized lens
ive just found out what your DC stands for
it means what AF motor type used in the lens and its a DC Micro Motor but looks like its missing the IS which is Image Stabilised so like you said about the extra £20 buy the one with IS you never now when you might need it when shooting handheld at a lower shutter speed
hope this helps
all the best
Thanks for the info, I will definitely buy the one with IS.