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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 8
8.0

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

The Digital Picture
2 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Canon's EF-S 18-55mm kit lenses have always been small, light and cheap and the latest versions have the very useful image stabilization feature. These lenses have been and continue to be a good value when purchased as a starter lens in a DSLR kit, but they have never been a strongly desired lens otherwise.
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Overall 7
7.0

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

PC Magazine
1 April 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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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. Although most people who end up owning this lens will pick it up as part of a kit, bundled with one of Canon's entry-level SLRs, it can also be purchased for around £200.
  • 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 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. :-) Anyway, keep in mind that this is a zoom lens with a very moderate 3x zoom ratio and a slow max. aperture range. Such lenses are relatively easy to design and the challenges are well understood- so this may partly explain the relatively high resolution results.
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