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

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

Sep, 2014

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM SLR Lens for Select Digital Rebel and EOS SLRs

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by Chazz D

 

I used this lens for about a week on a 20D.

lightweight, better than no lens

poor image quality, poor build quality

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by Simen1

 

This is dirt cheap when its included with a camera.

Price

Optical performance, build quality

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by climber

 

Don't use this lens, spend a few 100EUR and buy yourself a lens that you can realy enjoy.

none

slow, poor image quality, poor build quality

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by Toco1980

 

It's quite OK as a starter kit lens (got mine as kit lens on my 350D), and if you don't make large prints or have the need for extra image quality.

lightweight, small

build quality, plastic mount, tiny and wobbly focusing ring

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by MY

 

This is the most affordable 18mm EF-S lens. Therefore we can't live without it. I was debating to stay with my 24-60mm zoom but the 1.6 ratio worked against that. You need at least one wide angle lens and this is the best candidate. It does only one...

Cheep wide angel lens

Focusing may be an issue

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by GeorgiaJedi

 

For a basic kit lens this leaves a lot to be desired. Used it for a week before tuning to my 17-85.

CHEAP, COMPACT

CHEAP

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by that_fox

 

This lens is probably the first one that most people start with on their new dSLR and it is just not good enough. The build quality is terrible, it just screams terribly cheap with the image quality not being much better. This is the reason why I...

Cheap, good focal range

IQ mediocre at best, build quality, slow

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by owashi

 

I got the Japanese version, which is slightly different (it has USM but no IS).

price, capable of perfectly acceptable shots

poor in low light, cheap construction

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by touristguy87

 

This lens is vastly underrated and of course limited at night without IS, the new one with IS should be great. Like any lens on the 400D the limit is the focus accuracy, not the lens sharpness.

short and light, decent optical quality

no IS

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM review by kamundse

 

For a kit lens, this is pretty nice. I have gotten many excellent images using this lens. It is super light and can take a pretty good range of images. My only complaint is that I find myself needing to focus manually a bit too often when it just...

light, cheap, great images for lens price, nice bokeh

slow & noisy focus

Product Specifications

Compact and lightweight standard zoom lens dedicated to EOS 300D and EOS 20D / 28mm to 90mm Zoom Equivalent in 35mm film mode Minimum focusing distance of 0.28m at all focal lengths Circular aperture for beautiful out-of-focus images Only environmentally friendly lead free glass used in optics
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