Douglas J. Haas "Always Something Different", Amazon
31 January 2014
Summary: I wore out my original lens. It got loose and I had to fuss with it to focus properly. But this new replacement is really nice. I played with the automatic stabilizer, but really didn't notice a difference. But I will assume it will work when it needs to work. And stability makes for sharp, clear pictures.
Summary: Low cost lens with the same high cost image quality. It also wide angle lens, but it has a limit zoom range 55mm and can not go any further. of course, you pay the low price can go any further zoom ranges 55mm or more. After all rating, it produce sharp and clear image quality equal other lens. Need to be a knowledge in camera adjust setting.
Bought this lens on eBay because I regretted trading in my previous one.
30 October 2013
Summary: Some people will not like to hear about what I have to say about this lens, that is the people who think that a cheap lens ($100 in a kit) does not perform well. I have many other lenses to make comparisons and will not go into any details. I recommend not to let any negative reviews prevent you form buying a Canon with this lens as part of the kit.
Summary: Great Lens good for your very basic functions always a must have in the bag. I bought this to add from a camera that I received some time ago. Had the extended zoom lens but not the regular 18-55 lens.