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Canon-ef-s-18-200mm-f-3-5-5-6-is.855500
8.7 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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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. I have decided to go back to using my 17-85 - it's a better lens. I have just taken some shots of a couple of subjects with both lenses and the 18-200 put a yellow colour cast on the photo.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke after 1 year

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 April 2011
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. For example, I set the lens at 200mm, and took pictures focusing at a series of distances (4 ft, 5 ft, 10 ft, 20ft). When focusing 4 ft away, the 200mm focal length was found to be actually only 110mm.
  • Cons: focal length is not accurate
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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. <br /><br />But that's where the pros end. For the price, the construction of this lens is not great; it's still plastic, though it does feel very heavy (positive and negative thing).
  • 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

Good Overall Lens, But Disappointed in Quality

Stephanie P., Newegg
7 November 2010
  • Summary: I do not recommend this lens - I recommend saving your money and buying a higher quality lens.
  • Pros: A great lens to bring along if you only have one, because it offers a nice range of focal lengths. I've brought it on many trips.
  • Cons: Disappointing quality. I'm fairly active and this lens goes with me on many outdoor activities. I've had to take it in for repair twice, when there has been friction with zoom in/out, and the lens lock functionality failed. I expected better quality from a lens at this price point.
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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. The focus is also somewhat soft compared to L glass and focusing very slow. I would not recommend this lens.
  • 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. This is just what happened to another reviewer. Too bad. I used to love this lens but the lock feature was defective.
  • Cons: durability
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Decent every day lens. Not very durable

njphoto, Canon
2 June 2009
  • Conclusion: I have owned this lens for about 6 months now. The lens is quite heavy so there is a zoom lock to keep the lens from extending. After a few months, this switch didn't work so well and the lens would extend on its own once in a while. Eventually something broke inside the lens and now it doesn't zoom out all the way. I can hear plastic rattling inside the lens. The optics were ok for the price. Definitely not the sharpest.
  • Pros: price
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 10
10
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

super zoom not up to par with canon optics quality

hola!, Canon
22 March 2009
  • Conclusion: this lens is bulit well but its sharpness and optics arent what i expected terrible quality pictures buy a shorter range zoom you will regret buying this lense
  • Pros: Superior build quality
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, odd artifacts refected into images from use in bri, focus ring sits on the edge of the zoom ring
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

belfer2004, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Честно нужно было подкопить денег и взять нормальный УСМ желатьлено 70-200 L-ной серии.
  • Pros: Зум, уневирсальность, цена
  • Cons: Автофокус, мыльность, качество фоток, не УСМ, сам выезжает
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