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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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Expert Review

photo.net
15 January 2009
  • Excerpt: The EF-S 18-55IS is the latest incarnation of Canon's general purpose "Kit Lens" for the Digital Rebel line of DSLRs. This time Canon has added a new Image Stabilization (IS) system to the lens, which they claim can add as much as 4 stops of extra stability when handholding the lens. That means if you could get sharp images at 1/60s without the IS, with it you should have a good chance of sharp images at shutter speeds of 1/4s.
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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 7
7.0
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 7
6.5
Build quality 6
6.0

Expert Review

DP Review
27 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 looks destined to carry the flag as the kit lens sold with virtually every Canon dSLR over the next few years (and that counts as an awful lot of lenses), so it really needs to perform well in the face of some impressive competition. Fortunately for them, Canon have indeed upped the ante with this new lens; it's much better than its predecessor, especially in terms of sharpness in the corners and at wider apertures, and with reduced chromatic...
  • Pros: Much improved optics compared to Canon's previous non-IS 18-55mm kit lens, Effective image stabilisation, Very compact and lightweight, Good macro performance
  • Cons: All plastic construction, Rotating front element a pain for filter users, Narrow and very loose manual focus ring, Near-useless lens hood
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

CNET
18 December 2008
  • Summary: The Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens is a solidly performing medium-zoom lens, with good optics and image stabilization, that will appeal to more than just the entry-level crowd.
  • Pros: Optical image stabilization delivers sharper handheld photos at slow shutter speeds; lightweight, compact, and affordably priced; good optics for its class.
  • Cons: Poor manual focus ring design; plastic construction less desirable than metal; 55mm maximum focal length may leave you short.
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS review

What Digital Camera
14 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon’s new 18-55mm zoom is an attractive proposition thanks to its relatively cheap price and the inclusion of image stabilisation.......
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EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

LensTip.com
24 March 2010
  • Conclusion: I am very pleased with the fact that the time has come when kit lenses, added to cheap digital cameras, can produce good quality photos and don’t have to be replaced immediately after the purchase with something better. After satisfying results of the Pentax and the Nikkor, the Canon joined that club as well. It is not a perfect lens, it does have some faults, but its advantages are numerous and you can hardly demand much more for such a price.
  • Cons: plastic barrel and mount,, chromatic aberration at 18 mm focal length and bigger aperture values could have been lower,, significant distortion at 18 mm,, high vignetting at the widest angle,, limited accessory kit.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 4
4.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
9 July 2008
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 4
4.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - Retest @ 15MP / Review

photozone.de
8 July 2008
  • Conclusion: The resolution capabilities of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is amazing even based on the EOS 50D. The lens resolution may no longer reach the limits of the sensor resolution (as it did on the EOS 350D) but the quality level remains very high throughout the zoom range. Even more surprising is the evenly high corner to corner performance. So is it a perfect lens then ? No, naturally not.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
9 June 2008
  • Summary: Cieszy mnie niezmiernie fakt, że doczekaliśmy czasów, w których obiektywy kitowe dodawane do tanich cyfrowych korpusów nadają się do robienia udanych zdjęć, a nie tylko do natychmiastowej wymiany na coś lepszego. Po zadowalających wynikach Pentaxa i Nikkora, do towarzystwa dołączył także Canon. Nie jest to obiektyw idealny i pozbawiony wad, lecz w tej cenie trudno wymagać znacznie więcej, tym bardziej, że znajdziemy u niego sporo plusów.
  • Pros: bardzo dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru dla krótszych ogniskowych, równe i dobre zachowanie na brzegu kadru,, dobrze kontrolowana aberracja chromatyczna na dłuższych ogniskowych,, niewielki astygmatyzm,, stosunkowo szybki i celny autofokus,, dobry stosunek jakości do ceny.
  • Cons: plastikowa obudowa i bagnet,, aberracja chromatyczna dla ogniskowej 18 mm i większych wartości przysłony mogłaby być mniejsza,, wyraźna dystorsja na 18 mm,, duże winietowanie na najszerszym kącie,, ubogie standardowe wyposażenie.
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