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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
8.6 out of 10

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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Overall 4
4.0

Came only lens

Gortseva Natalia, Amazon
20 March 2014
  • Summary: Came only lens without accessories. Not known for what I overpaid. So I could just buy and only lens, spending less money on it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Convenient but you loose quality

Pilbara, B&H Photo
21 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens on three holidays. Two to outback Australia and one to Italy. It is very convenient to have such a range without having to change lenses. But the compromise is quality and colour. I owned an EFS-17-85 with my 30D and I got this with my 50D.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke after 1 year

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 April 2011
  • Summary: I was a fan of this lens until recently. I shoot a fair bit, even sell stock and found the quality of shots produced with this lens acceptable, even for stock, which can be picky. It's a very nice range for walkabout and the IS is quite good.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

suv, Adorama
16 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I can live with all other shortcomings of the lens (distortion, vignetting, lack of sharpness etc) for the sake of the huge 18-200mm zooming range. But, I did some testing, and found that the zooming range is not a true 18-200mm.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

200mm is NOT 200mm

suv, Canon
16 December 2010
  • Conclusion: I can live with all other shortcomings of the lens (distortion, vignetting, lack of sharpness etc) for the sake of the huge 18-200mm zooming range. But, I did some testing, and found that the zooming range is not a true 18-200mm.
  • Cons: focal length is not accurate
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

bowebee, Adorama
17 November 2010
  • Excerpt: This was the first lens I ever bought for my Rebel XS. I wanted to upgrade for the kit lens to have a greater focal range than the standard 18-55mm lens. This lens is defiantly a super zoom lens, and on 1.6x sensor it's the equivalent of a 29mm to 320mm lens; a nice multipurpose range.
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Overall 4
4.0

Optically Dissapointing

bowebee, Adorama
17 November 2010
  • Excerpt: This was the first lens I ever bought for my Rebel XS. I wanted to upgrade for the kit lens to have a greater focal range than the standard 18-55mm lens. This lens is defiantly a super zoom lens, and on 1.6x sensor it's the equivalent of a 29mm to 320mm lens; a nice multipurpose range.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Image stabilization, Zoom Range
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep, Plastic construction, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so good.

jes4317, B&H Photo
10 August 2009
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens hoping to get a good everyday lens. It does not live up to its cost or its billing as being very close to L quality. Vignetting around the edges results when zooming even half way and at 200mm it is extreme. This makes this lens virtually unuseable.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus, Vignetting when zoomed
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Lock pin broke- Lens now stuck

Richard, Canon
27 July 2009
  • Conclusion: I loved this lens until I used the lock. The lens will extend under its own weight so they provided a lock to hold it. I found this feature after about 6 months when I read the manual. I turned the lock on and it broke immediately. There was a rattle in the lens and soon the lens stuck.
  • Cons: durability
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Adorama
27 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I loved this lens until I used the lock. The lens will extend under its own weight so they provided a lock to hold it. I found this feature after about 6 months when I read the manual. I turned the lock on and it broke immediately. There was a rattle in the lens and soon the lens stuck.
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