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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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Expert Review

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.
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Overall 7
Value for money 9
Features 7
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 7
Build quality 6

Expert Review

DP Review
14 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.
  • 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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Lens Test: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Pop Photo
6 December 2008
  • Excerpt: At $175 (street), this digital-only wide-to-normal standard zoom offers Canon EOS Digital Rebel shooters image stabilization for only about $35 -- and 1.3 ounces -- more than Canon's non-IS kit zoom.
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Overall 9
Design 8
Value for money 8
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

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

What Digital Camera
14 October 2008
  • Summary: In short, the need to achieve a low price-point has compromised performance slightly but for users who want an affordable, yet versatile, point-and-shoot lens the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is worthy of consideration.
  • Pros: Fantastic value for money
  • Cons: Poor manual-focusing experience
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EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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.
  • 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
Value for money 10
Overall quality 7
Build quality 4

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

21 November 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.
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Expert Review

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.
  • 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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Canon EF-S 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS

9 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Mit zusätzlichen Objektiven können Sie die Vorteile Ihrer Spiegelreflexkamera voll ausspielen. Was das Nikon „Canon EF-S 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS“ zu bieten hat, lesen Sie in diesem
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