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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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289 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, size, usability

On average, users rate this product 83/100 and experts rate this product 81/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 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 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

94% 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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 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 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. There are some negative reviews about the price.

price

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (the-digital-picture.com)

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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Expert review by: Julia Silber (popphoto.com)

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Bob Atkins (photo.net)

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...

Expert review by: LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

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’t have to be replaced immediately after the purchase with something better. After satisfying results of the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: PhotoReview (photoreview.com.au)

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...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Jon Tarrant (whatdigitalcamera.com)

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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Darren (digital photography blog)

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...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Rob (NL) (photozone.de)

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

 

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is the next generation budget "kit" lens for Canon EOS APS-C DSLRs.It is a long awaited and, frankly, urgently needed successor for the rather mediocre EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IIwhich was not able to convince anymore...

There were a few moments when I considered not to publish the results due to "political correctness"because to date it was a quite absurd thought that such a cheap, or better "affordable", lens can performthis good and I'm sure that some will not...

Consumer review by: nima13195 (slrgear.com)

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS review by nima13195

 

it is a zoom lens but it's small and light.

price to performance

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: shiphorns (slrgear.com)

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

 

For what you get, this lens is a steal. The image quality blows away all the other 18-* kit lenses. The IS works great, 4 stops is entirely possible, and the focus is just as fast as early USM lenses, despite not being USM.

Cost, IS, Image Quality far better than expected at this price point

Poor build quality, front element rotates, no USM, plastic mount

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

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