Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II
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Throw away lens I should have waited
18 November 2014
Conclusion: The lens was included with a kit and is no longer included with the T4i kits with good reason! If I knew how poorly it was built and noisy it was (useless shooting video unless you use a external mic) yes it's loud might as well shoot video next to a passing freight train, as for the build I have never seen anything made by Canon built so cheap!
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.
Excerpt: I ended up having 2 ef-s lens both have the same poor sharpness quality... so I bought the 85mm 1.8 ef excellent lens ef-s lenses all suck in my opinion and I will only buy prime lenses or L glass lenses from now on.
Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Weak Casing
Excerpt: Came with Canon XT2i and I really think it is a joke. My first experience with a DSLR and I found the quality of the images laughable in comparison to the $99 50mm Canon prime lens. The only thing that keeps me from dumping this lens online is the fact that they bring almost nothing. If you are actually expecting tack sharp photos from soemthing like the 18mp XT2i then don't waste your money here.
Excerpt: I've had this lens for about a year now. At first it worked great, but then I noticed that it only focused on one side of the lens, the left side. I googled to see if anyone else had problems with this lens, and found quite a few entry's of the same thing happening. It really is a horrible thing to be in a foreign country, taking beautiful pictures, only to find out after a full day of shooting, that one side is focused and the other is blurry.
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.