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

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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 7
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Picture quality 8
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Ergonomics 7
6.5
Build quality 6
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Expert Review

DP Review
26 March 2009
  • 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
15 March 2009
  • 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
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Value for money 8
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Features 9
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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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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 8
8.2
Build quality 8
8.0

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

PhotoReview
1 May 2009
  • Summary: The standard stabilised zoom lens for Canon's entry-level digital SLR cameras.Supplied as a basic kit lens with entry-level Canon DSLRs, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens covers a focal length range equivalent to 28.2 to 88mm in 35mm format. This is a good choice of focal lengths for general photography and will suit subjects as diverse as scenery and portraiture.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 8
8.2
Build quality 8
8.0

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

PhotoReview
1 May 2009
  • Summary: The standard stabilised zoom lens for Canon's entry-level digital SLR cameras.Supplied as a basic kit lens with entry-level Canon DSLRs, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens covers a focal length range equivalent to 28.2 to 88mm in 35mm format. This is a good choice of focal lengths for general photography and will suit subjects as diverse as scenery and portraiture.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 10
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Overall quality 7
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Build quality 4
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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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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

prisguide
5 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Veldig fin normalzoom til bruk om dagen Veldig fin til dagbruk, men når det blir litt mørkere, kan du bare legge bort dette objektivet. Selv om bildene kan bli bra på litt lange eksponeringer og økt ISO, klarer ikke objektivet å fokusere når det er mørkt (les: lav innendørs belysning osv eller mot mørkere objekter). Så med mindre du kan fokusere manuelt i blinde, kan du glemme dette objektivet til alt annet enn bilder i middels til godt lys.
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