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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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549 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 549 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and value for money also get good views.

design, value for money

On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 58 user reviews of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LensCanon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS LensCanon 18 - 55 mm / F 3,5 - 5,6 EF-S 18 mm-Lens

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 user reviews of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR LensCanon EF-S - Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS - International non-US Grey Market product with no US warranty

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

 

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens is a solidly performing medium-zoom lens, with good optics and image stabilization, that will appeal to more than just the entry-level crowd.

Optical image stabilization delivers sharper handheld photos at slow shutter speeds; lightweight, compact, and affordably priced; good optics for its class.

Poor manual focus ring design; plastic construction less desirable than metal; 55mm maximum focal length may leave you short.

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

 

Canon has maintained the position that image stabilization functions best when installed in the lens. According to Canon, "The advantages of IS in the lens are, first, that each IS system can be designed and optimized for its specific application,...

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Lens Test: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

At $175 (street), this digital-only wide-to-normal standard zoom offers Canon EOS Digital Rebel shooters image stabilization for only about $35 -- and 1.3 ounces -- more than Canon's non-IS kit zoom. A 28-90mm equivalent, it isn't designated as a...

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Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Review

 

The EF-S 18-55IS is the latest incarnation of Canon's general purpose "Kit Lens" for the Digital Rebel line of DSLRs. This time Canon has added a new Image Stabilization (IS) system to the lens, which they claim can add as much as 4 stops of extra...

Is new and uses lower-cost components than Canon's previous IS system. No doubt this has been done to lower the price of entry level equipment to IS lenses, since Sony, Pentax and Olympus are now offering entry level DSLRs with image stabilization...

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EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

plastic barrel and mount,, chromatic aberration at 18 mm focal length and bigger aperture values could have been lower,, significant distortion at 18 mm,, high vignetting at the widest angle,, limited accessory kit.

'I am very pleased with the fact that the time has come when kit lenses, added to cheap digital cameras, can produce good quality photos and don\x92t have to be replaced immediately after the purchase with something better. After satisfying results of...

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

 

The standard stabilised zoom lens for Canon's entry-level digital SLR cameras.Supplied as a basic kit lens with entry-level Canon DSLRs, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens covers a focal length range equivalent to 28.2 to 88mm in 35mm format. This is a...

The low price of this lens is reflected in some aspects of the optical performance of the review sample and comparison tests using Imatest showed it to be less capable of matching the performance of our test cameras' sensors that more expensive Canon...

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS review

 

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

Canon's new 18-55mm zoom is an attractive proposition thanks to its relatively cheap price and the inclusion of image stabilisation.......

Fantastic value for money

Poor manual-focusing experience

In short, the need to achieve a low price-point has compromised performance slightly but for users who want an affordable, yet versatile, point-and-shoot lens the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is worthy of consideration.

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - Retest @ 15MP / Review

 

The resolution capabilities of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is amazing even based on the EOS 50D. The lens resolution may no longer reach the limits of the sensor resolution (as it did on the EOS 350D) but the quality level remains very high...

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

Today Canon announced the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens. Here's how they describe it: The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a lightweight general-purpose zoom lens that is ideal for handheld photography in a wide range of lighting...

is a lightweight general-purpose zoom lens that is ideal for handheld photography in a wide range of lighting conditions. Offering high optical quality, the lens has an 11 element, 9 group construction, including one aspherical element for crisp...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon
Usage:Digital Cameras
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