Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II
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19 September 2012
Summary: If I could give these liars less then 0 stars I would. I just bought a new Canon Mark ii and 2 lenses. The 55mm lens worked like a dream ... this one not only did not work but messed I messed up my sensor trying to mount it. This was unmountable to my Mark ii.... Please DO NOT buy from these people. This lens came and I should have checked it the first day but it took a while for everything to arrive. Buying this piece of s*$# almost cost me a camera.
Conclusion: I gave the kit lens 1 star simply because I had little use for this lens. This is the kit lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II. This would be better: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens + this hood: Zeikos ZE-LH52 52mm Soft Rubber Lens Hood (Black). Yes, BOTH are cheap lenses but it is more useful than the kit lens, for me. I shoot more kids, family, portraits, etc. & the bokeh is great, This is just my 2 cents.
Only Someone Who Hasn't/Doesn't Read Reviews Would Buy This Unusably Slow Lens
5 January 2009
Summary: This lens is bad. Not horrible, cuz Canon doesn't make horrible lenses. But considering the other offerings available for the same, less or slightly more money, buying this lens should only become an option if its price point drops to twenty or thirty dollars and then only as a backup. It just isn't worth more money than that. At 3.5-5.6 it is veeeeeery slow. If you are taking photos indoors, it is unusably slow. Buy the IS version if you need a wide angle zoom.
Summary: I've had the Rebel XT and this "kit" lens for over a year, and the lens seems to be mediocre at best. I stuck with Canon when buying my first DSLR based on loving the optics of my old Canon Powershot S20. Sometimes I think the old S20 had better optics than this kit lens (although the many other limitations of that camera pushed me to the DSLR market). I also have the 50mm f1.8 lens and the 75-300mm 4-5.6 lenses.
Summary: Ett irriterande objektiv även för en "nybörjare" som mig själv. Fokuseringsringen sitter direkt på den främre halvan av objektivet som därmed roterar vid fokusering. Den halvan är något vickig när den skjuter ut, vilket sker i både vidvinkel och tele och förstås som mest när man fokuserar på avstånd. Vickigheten verkar öka aberrationen och ger en avsevärd förskjutning av bilden beroende på i vilken riktning det hela är vickat.