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8.8 out of 10

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

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

good enough

cameraman, Canon
13 February 2013
  • Conclusion: this lens came with my camera package from Costco. It does take great photos but I dislike the fact that when taking close ups at 18mm there is a shadow at the bottom of the picture. I also extremely dislike the weight and the fact that the lens will not stay at the zoom I am at if I tip the camera forward.
  • Pros: Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
  • Cons: lens creep, lens shadow at 18mm, weight
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Overall 6
6.0

Good zoom range & sharp, but vignettes & heavy front element

W. Stock, Amazon
26 February 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this lens to go with my Canon EOS 20D digital SLR, which I inherited from a friend who unfortunately had passed away. The camera came to me with only a wide angle zoom, but most of the photos I shoot are in the normal to telephoto range. So I chose this lens because of its good zoom ratio, and it's relatively compact size. The latter makes it a good all-around lens to travel light, such as on overseas vacations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very heavy for the Rebel Xs

twoladiesmom, Amazon
24 January 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this as an upgrade lens for my Canon Rebel XS. After reading many reviews I decided to give this lens a go, I was looking to upgrade from the kit 18-55, to a lens that could offer quality optics as well as an all-in-one lens. I am a mom and I primarily use my camera for pictures of my children to scenic views of our outings. My children are still young so I couldn't afford the time to change lenses to get the perfect shot.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

beginner lens

rudeboy, Canon
24 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The lens is big and heavy but feels good and balanced on my 60D.......but my tripod wasn't strong enough to hold it up while i was shooting video of a model. The thing attracts dust like crazy and the 200 side isn't long enough. Autofocus is not bad and images are sharp but not great.
  • Pros: Superior build quality
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

not to bad

scotth, Canon
19 April 2011
  • Conclusion: So I'm not quite sure how to rate this. I bought it solely so I didn't have to take my professional quality L lenses on vacation to the mountains camping, or just out when we go see family and that. I feel more comfortable leaving the big $$ lenses at home. So I knew when i ordered it I wasn't going to have the same quality. I knew that going in. So here are my thoughts. I found the auto focus to be quick and quiet. It focused where I wanted it to.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

decent kit lense

Rex, Canon
25 October 2010
  • Conclusion: I recently bought a 60D in Malaysia, replacing my Rebel XT(350D) that my son now owns.. The kit lense that came with it is the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. For your average user, this lense will be all that they need, but with 5 years of owning Canon products under my belt and 4 SLR lenses so far, I need to step up to a L class lense to get the quality that I'm looking for in my photos.. it's true, that the lenses can make or break the quality of your photos...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0

Very versatile lens but compromised image quality

Redsars, Bestbuy
20 November 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this lens along with a Canon T2i, and they performed well together. I went for this particular lens for the versatility, I only wanted to...
  • Pros: Versatility and zoom range - one lens does it all
  • Cons: Chomatic abberation and corner softness
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Poor quality zoom.

Michaelangelo, Canon
6 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The lens is very versatile, but if you plan to use the zoom in the 200 range the quality of pictures are poor, pictures are not sharp. In the short range or portraits I had some really good pictures. I will definitely go with the L as soon as I can afford it.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Zoom Range, Slow or Will not AF.

Tom, B&H Photo
28 December 2008
  • Summary: It is a reasonable value. I am not impressed with its focusing ability as compared to the 28-135 EF IS USM lens that came as the kit with my 40D. The price is about the same or slightly more if buying either seperately. The 28-135 seems to work better, but does not offer the zoom range that is useful for me traveling and wanting to minimize things I carry. So, I still use this lens instead and live with the slower or worse AF performance.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Range
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus, Will not AF
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Overall 6
6.0

honest not expensive zoom

beijingshanghai, Ebay
10 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought on ebay about 1 month ago. I use it on a Canon 40D, it's a quite good lens, not expensive, light and useful in everyday walkabout situation. Not strong in construction term, but it works well and you can take good pictures even if it's not a fast lens. If you want a faster and crisper lens, the best in this zoom range, you have to spend around 5-6 times for Canon 17-55 IS 2.8.
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