Affordable workhorse for APS-C cameras - everyone should have one!
23 October 2012
Summary: Great lens and a big improvement over the earlier Non IS versions. The optics seem better and the contrast too! Image Stabilization make this very useful and I have sucessfully taken pictures (in my local bar) hand held at 1/4 second with no camera shake - OK I was sitting down!. Usually supplied as a kit lens with EOS rebels this lens is often disregarded as cheap and worthless.... WRONG!
Summary: the 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 lens is a decent lens. Good clarity, and nice color correction coatings. Although it doesn't have Stability Control, it is rectified by having a faster shutter, or using a stable surface, or tripod.... Don't understand why lenses get bad marks for not having Image Stability/Vibration Control/etc.