Summary: LOVE this Lense!!!!! Perfect for close up & far away. I used it on our motorcycle trip in the mountains, etc. Put on 2,000 miles & it did exactly what I wanted/hoped for!!!! Didn't matter how fast we were going, if on the freeway, side roads, or stopped somewhere always got awesome pictures & very...
Excerpt: This lens is one of the canon package options when buying a DSLR and that is a great time to get it! I chose it for the added versatility over the other option (18-55 or 18-135) and for only $100 more. Ultimately you will get a $[$]lens for around $300 when buying as a package.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, One Lens Army, Rugged, Strong Construction, Versatile
Excerpt: This fabulous lens rocketed me into the photography lead at our family reunion. Interesting candids, adorable smiles on tiny faces, and 44 smiles all in one outdoor location were child's play for this magnificent 18-200mm lens. I only wish I'd had it last year on safari! Thank you B&H!
Summary: While this is a standard glass lens, it is comparable to a prime lens for clarity, with minimal chromatic aberration. This makes an excellent all-around lens, obviating the need to change lenses for different ranges.
Excerpt: I use my camera for both professional and personal use. This lens was a worthwhile investment. The one thing I've noticed in my use of the product is that you have to be mindful and lock the focus because if not, it doesn't consistently focus on all subjects.
Excerpt: I use ONE lens now for close-up, normal (50-60mm), and telephoto. Made the mistake of buying the standard lens with my last SLR and bought an additional telephoto. Choosing between the two was always a challenge.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus