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8.1 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II

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Overall 4
4.0

Not up to Canon standards.

Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: I was incredibly disappointed with this order. Yes, it is a great price, but the lens I received had an incredibly jerky zoom mechanism. I have used this same lens on my Canon 50D previously and had not experienced this jerkiness, which made it is impossible for me to use as my all-purpose lens. The accessories were in good condition, but I bought this package for the lens.
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Overall 4
4.0

not the same quality as the original canon

mjung, Amazon
23 June 2013
  • Summary: it does not take as good pictures as the original lense. It does not focus well. It feels very cheap. I should have returned it.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Disappointed

Ron, Canon
6 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Very disappointed with the quality of photos that comes with the use of this lens,should have just purchased the body of the canon t-3i and purchased the 17-55 lens.
  • Pros: can't think of one
  • Cons: poor quality, quality of photos
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Ok for Beginners

Jweavercma, Canon
4 June 2011
  • Conclusion: I received this lens with my Canon T2i as a birthday present. In the beginning, I couldn't really tell the difference between this and any other lens. As I gained experience, I found out exactly how limited this lens can be. I found out that it absolutely hates anything but the most perfect lighting conditions. If your subject is slightly too bright or slightly too dark it refuses to focus, leaving you to focus manually which can be a bother under certain circumstances.
  • Pros: light, good "kick around" lens
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't seem to have as good of clarity

kim hogue, Amazon
3 April 2010
  • Summary: Does not work very good , clarity is no there the auto focus does not work, over all just poor
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Overall 4
4.0

Not very sharp

Adorama
2 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Kit lens quality.[...] The sharpness is just not there. The IS is great, but you need the IS because it is not a very fast lens. It might work for a casual user, but for a hobbyist or someone just getting started...get better glass.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Very cheap and made of plastic

Mags, Amazon
17 March 2014
  • Summary: I own a lot of cannon lenses (although this was by far the cheapest one I ever decided to buy). My other canon lenses are pro "L" series lenses - however I wanted a slightly wider lens for one specific job and thought I would try this one. Bad decision - I returned the lens - very poor build quality - although it probably works fine (I didn't get that far!).
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Overall 4
4.0

More of a toy!

Layercakes, Amazon
24 August 2013
  • Summary: This lens iscomplete crap, very very slow AF, useless in low light and very noisy. It just hunts constantly. The filter attachment also rotates, making it unusable with polarizer or grad filters. The maximum aperture of f/3.5 at 18mm isn't too bad but as soon as you get past 40mm, it drops down to a nasty f/5.6 rendering this lens pretty much useless in low light without a flash. It also isn't particularly sharp and suffers quite badly from chromatic aberration.
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Overall 4
4.0

If I knew, I wouldn't buy it!

chemarock, Amazon
16 November 2011
  • Summary: Hello! I'm very dissapointed with this lens. I'm not sure if it's a proper canon lens. If it is canon, is very bad one. It does not matter how much I try to focus, it never gets a sharp and crispy focus, it has like a milky layer and believe me I know how to focus. Even with autofocus, still not good. The lens came in a withe box, and inside a plastic bag.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Высоких Олег, Yandex
18 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Проходной обьектив для новичка, помогает понять, на что вы захотите его поменять :] Совсем бюджетный вариант, тк даже для новичка, для понимания того, что вы хотите я бы рекомендовал 18-135 STM.
  • Pros: Цена, универсальность для новичка. Легкий, компактный. Дает достаточную резкость для сьемки пейзажей.
  • Cons: Коструктив ( пластиковый байонет), мыльность фотографий, шумность АФ, 5ти лепестковая диафрагма и тд.
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