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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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Overall 6
6.0

Low cost lens which serves the purpose for which it was bought.

doneworkn, Ebay
5 September 2014
  • Summary: It's a kit lens, don't expect anything more than for what it is. Was purchased to couple with an old DSLR that I gave to a friend who wanted a DSLR.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Holding my Breath

Rory "The "Tek"", Amazon
23 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

buy the original

Earl Neiden, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: the flex cable didn't last long, safe your money and buy the original, the picture quality seems to be degraded also.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fine lens but seller is lacking

S, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap but good

JonesFoto13, Amazon
23 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

You get what you pay for

mark johnson, Amazon
31 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's okay

N. Alice Mahaffey, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Canon gives these lenses away like candy, they seem to come with every rebel on the market currently. The also focus on the lens is shoddy, and even when manually focusing it can be soft.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

ElGordo, Walmart
8 January 2009
  • Summary: Okay. This is the the kit lens that comes with most canon DSLRs. The XSi, 40d and XS already have this. If you didn't buy the camera with this, I'd still suggest you move along. The lens is better than the older version that came with the Rebel XT or XTi, however it suffers from most of the same...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good results

Shooter, PhotoAlley.com
27 August 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Focus could be faster, Weak Casing
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