Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Mediocre, light as a feather!
Erin Brassfield, Amazon
24 March 2014
Summary: The key reason that I bought this lens instead of the higher quality one of similar range with metal casing is because I'm a traveler. When I'm traveling, my Canon Rebel XTi and between one and three lenses go EVERYWHERE with me.
Summary: I had to replace my original Canon lens on my EOS T3i which was only a year old. That was a bummer, as the previous lens, (same one) decided to stop auto-focusing just after the 1 year Canon warranty was up.
Summary: This lens is fine; it is a basic "stock" lens. It works well for taking portraits and close up shots. However, this seller is lacking. The lens came to me with auto focus not working. This is not a huge deal as the camera does manual focus, but auto focus is a nice feature.
Summary: Purchased this lens as a wider option to the 28-135, knowing it was inferior glass compared to the Ultra Sonic or L Series line. But for the money it is a great option for stills because the image stabilization and auto focus are solid.
Summary: Its a cheap lens so you can't expect much. I shoot with a rebel t4i and replaced this lens with the sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 because f/3.5-5.6 is just to slow. I always have to turn up my I so so I can speed up my shutter and that causes noise.
Summary: I passed on purchasing several identical lenses in stores due the excessive looseness of the lens tube in the barrel. The one I have is reasoably tight and is giving good service in general and with the close up lens set I purchased with it.
Summary: I agree totally with the other reviewers who say that it's fine for basic "snapshots" but that's about all. If you're simply looking to step up to a Digital SLR from a point and shoot, then buy the Canon Digital Rebel XT kit that comes with this lens.
Conclusion: I had this lens as part of my EOS Kiss X4 kit, its an excellent lens to learn from if you're a beginner or an enthusiast, this lens sometimes surprises me with its image quality, even if it is a kit lens, it is not something you would want to dispose of immediately, I would even call it a keeper for...