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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
7.7 out of 10

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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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
26 November 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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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 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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