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Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
9.1 out of 10

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

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Overall 7
7.0

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

PC Magazine
11 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is one of the better starter lenses out there, but it has the same flaws that are common in similar lenses.
  • Pros: Sharp. STM focus motor. Optical stabilization.
  • Cons: Plastic lens mount. Noticeable distortion. Some color fringing and fall-off. Narrow aperture. Hood not included.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM

PC Magazine
17 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM is sharper and better made than many 18-55mm lenses, but shows noticeable distortion at wider angles.
  • Pros: Sharp. Optically stabilized. 3x zoom range. Well built.
  • Cons: Small aperture. Noticeable distortion. Electronic manual focus. Hood not included.
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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

The Digital Picture
2 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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REVIEW: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

photodo
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Handling and features This is the latest incarnation of Canon's 18-55mm image stabilised kit lens for EF-S compatible EOS cameras sporting their new STM stepping motor technology, which promises to provide smooth, silent autofocus, especially well-suited for shooting video.
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Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

The Digital Picture
3 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

PhotographyBLOG
24 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens has quite a wide focusing ring but annoyingly only about 3mm of its width has a textured surface, making it trickier to locate and use in a hurry. There are no hard stops at either ends of the range, making it more difficult to set focus at infinity.
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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

PhotographyBLOG
30 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens has a very narrow focusing ring that doesn't really encourage you to use it - perhaps Canon thinks that most users of this lens will never manually focus.
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Overall 7
7.0

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

ePHOTOzine
7 June 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the latest incarnation of Canon's 18-55mm image stabilised kit lens for EF-S compatible EOS cameras sporting their new STM stepping motor technology, which promises to provide smooth, silent autofocus, especially well-suited for shooting video.
  • Pros: Good sharpness throughout the zoom range, Lightweight, Fast focusing, Effective stabiliser, Close focusing
  • Cons: High CA levels, Plastic lens mount, A touch expensive when bought on its own
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Overall 9
8.8
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.3

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

PhotoReview
17 May 2013
  • Summary: Like its 'sibling' the 18-55mm lens can only be used with Canon's DLSR cameras that have 'APS-C sized' sensors.  Purchased with a camera body, it represents good value for money and provides a worthwhile foundation for a more comprehensive kit that will grow as the photographer's requirements...
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 5
5.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM IS - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
9 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Many users will probably think that photozone went gaga considering the resolution results of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM IS. Honestly, we'd prefer it to be worse so we wouldn't need to argue.
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