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

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens
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5 reviews

Sep, 2014

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

 

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM was first made available in the US as the kit lens for the Canon 20D. Prior to that time, a non-USM version was bundled with the Canon Digital Rebel (300D) kit. Both lenses carry the same optical elements and,...

At 55mm, it can magnify the subject to 0.28x normal size. Even the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, my best macro zoom lens, can only achieve closest focus distance of 0.5m and magnifies the subject to 0.19x normal size. Of course, this is far...

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Look for better ways to spend your money

 

I started out with this lens and it was ok. If I had to do it over, I would just buy the body of my T1i and then purchase the Canon 50mm 1.8. It's a fantastic lens that you can usually find for under $100. Having a prime lens teaches you how to...

decent speed, good range

cheap lens, focus ring has play and is not tight

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The little guy who could

 

For such a cheap piece of equipment this thing works fairly well. It is much better then the previous incarnation without IS though I don't believe it is the IS that makes the world of difference.

Fairly sharp for how cheap. light quick and easy to use. cheap

soft wide open. plastic. loud motor. slow focusing. small aperture cheap

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Cheap kit lens

 

I have used this lens for about a month - it came as the kit lens with the K10D. I have been very satisfied with many of the pictures from this lens, including landscapes and portraits.

A cheap kit lens capable of very good photos if used within its limitations

Avoid the extreme wide angle in strong light where flare can be a major problem

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good kit lens

 

I received this lens with my *ist DS, and I have used it for about a month. I haven't had enough experience with it to make a long detailed review (I'll leave that hopefully to someone else since I'm the first to post on this lens) but I will share...

Short focal length Inexpensive Adequate sharpness and clarity Good construction

short focal range (you'll need at least one more lens)

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