Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 8
Great Zoom Lens
11 November 2013
Conclusion: Bought this lens with a 60D camera 18 months ago. Wanted something that would work for most shooting situations. Do not like switching lenses. This is a great lens for anyone that wants to use just one lens to shoot in almost every situation they encounter. Has worked out great. Have taken over 2000 pictures so far. Could not be more satisfied. Yes the lens does creep. Yes it is a little heavy. So far these have not been major problems.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Summary: After years of walking around with a second or third lens this was a G-d send. I tried an off brand lens first and while the photos were very good the auto-focus was slow and at time wandering. This lens is not perfect however, there is not a lens manufactured today that can zoom from wide angle to telephoto that is.
Conclusion: This is a great walkaround lens. It takes suitably clear and sharp photos and can go from sem-wide angle to a good zoom quickly with quick focus. So I like the lens. What I don't like is the lens creep. I've put up with it because I don't have the warranty card (don't know if I EVER had one!). Don't know what lens creep is? You know how you walk around taking shots, with the camera over your shoulder, and the lens creeps out to its max zoom if you don't have it on lock?
Conclusion: I bought this lens after having been to Mt. Rainier and been frustrated by having to switch back and forth constantly between the two kit lenses (18-55 and 55-250). It might be a little less sharp than those two lenses, but it's good and convenient. The 18-200 lens is the one that will be on my camera 90 percent of the time.
Summary: This is my first DSLR lens and I chose this one to be a good "all-around" lens capable of wide angles with decent telephoto capabilities as well. I'm using it on a 60D and so far it works very well. It is well-constructed and seems to do a good job with ambient lighting on the 60D. Granted it's not an L lens but for the price (bought as part of a package) I think it does a great job so far!
Conclusion: An amazing choice for an all purpose lens. This was my first lens along with the 60D model, and I found it to be very versatile and took all kinds of photos. Being a nature lover, I also enjoyed taking wide angle sharp images, without having to spend that much for an L series. Overall, its a good lens for general use, and it has a good zoom @ 200mm. The images are of good quality, I would recommend it for beginners till advanced amateurs level.
Pros: wide angle is good, good quality image, acceptable zoom level, great for beginners
Cons: lens needs to be locked when not in use, focus can be tricky at times