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8.3 out of 10

Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II

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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

PC Magazine
7 June 2010
  • Conclusion: The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II is the standard kit lens for Canon EOS cameras. It's not the best built lens in the world, but is quite sharp.
  • Pros: Sharp. Light. Inexpensive. Optically stabilized.
  • Cons: Noticeable distortion. Front element rotates during focus. Plastic lens mount. Slow aperture.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens

The Digital Picture
3 April 2010
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens is the review-time-current version of Canon's least expensive APS-C DSLR kit lens (replacing the EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens ). While it is designed as a starter lens and leaves a lot to be desired , it is a good value when purchased in a kit. It is cheap, small and extremely light, has image stabilization and has a nice general purpose focal length range.
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EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

LensTip.com
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2011-05-23 on Optyczne.pl At the beginning of 2011, along with launches of new reflex cameras, a new kit lens was shown as well - we think here about the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II model, equipped with optical image stabilization, which is supposed to accompany the simplest reflex camera in the Canon line-up so the 1100D.
  • Cons: plastic casing and mount,, chromatic aberration at shorter focal lengths could have been lower,, noticeable distortion at 18 mm,, high vignetting at the widest angle,, not efficient stabilization,, modest standard accessory kit.
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EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 II

LensTip.com
16 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Can we expect more from a lens that costs around 80$ to 90$? Not really. At this price we get a lens that takes really sharp pictures at the 18 to 30 mm focal length ranges so we can take really nice vacation pictures or a couple of nice interior pictures, where the wide corner (a rarity in digital compact cameras) is really useful. The conclusion here is similar to the one for the Canon EF 1.8/50 II.
  • Cons: large vignetting at 18 mm focal length, weak picture quality at 45 to 55 mm focal length range, inefficient and slow autofocus, the optics are prone to flares, a not very solid plastic build, plastic bayonet
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
23 May 2011
  • Summary: Podsumowanie może być więc dokładnie takie samo jak w przypadku poprzedniego modelu i opierać się o stare przysłowie, które mówi, że darowanemu koniowi w zęby się nie zagląda. Biorąc pod uwagę, że obiektyw ten dostajemy praktycznie w cenie korpusu, zamiast narzekać na wady, lepiej zabrać się za robienie zdjęć i doskonalenie warsztatu.
  • Pros: bardzo dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru dla krótszych ogniskowych,, równe zachowanie na brzegu kadru,, dobrze kontrolowana aberracja chromatyczna dla najdłuższej ogniskowej,, umiarkowana koma,, zadowalająca praca pod ostre światło,, przyzwoity stosunek jakości do ceny.
  • Cons: plastikowa obudowa i bagnet,, aberracja chromatyczna dla krótszych ogniskowych mogłaby być mniejsza,, zauważalna dystorsja na 18 mm,, duże winietowanie na najszerszym kącie,, mało wydajna stabilizacja,, ubogie standardowe wyposażenie.
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