Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II
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Cheap lens. Not particularly durable or particularly clear.
Dark Entity, Amazon
15 April 2014
Summary: Kit lens. Cheap and cheerful. I bought one and it dropped it (inside a bag) and broke it when I was out shooting one day. Not particularly sharp. Not particularly fast. But cheap. If you need a good, durable lens get an L series lens as usual.
Conclusion: This lens came with the camera I bought. I found it to be easy to work with when adjusting the basic settings such as auto/manual focus and turning the stabilizer on and off. I found that when shooting, a lot of pictures did not come out as expected due to the slow lens. I'd suggest this lense for beginner portraits, but nothing moving. The focus is easily broken, and it is extremely slow on auto focus.
Summary: So, pretty much anybody who has purchased a crop sensor Canon DSLR has one of these (there are a couple different versions, the older ones were supposedly terrible, and the newer IS versions are supposed to be better). It's super cheap, has IS, and has OK range. It's a plastic body and mount, which while not a negative in itself, can cause problems.
We NEEDED this one, because our last one broke a week before Christmas.
Jason H "J", Amazon
11 December 2012
Summary: Internals are weak for the autofocus. I disassembled the old one in hopes of a rebuild and having a backup. It had cracked several gears during a vacation trip. However, it is the right lens for the body and electronics that we have. So, in that case, it's ok. If you get it, be CAREFUL about how the focus ring at the end of the lens is handled.
Conclusion: Men when I got my first camera the kit lens was nice.but after a year It broke the AutoFocus stop working .so now I'm using my other lens,the image quality was great but the built quality not so much
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for the version before it. I got the original with my Canon Rebel XSi (450D). The motor on that went. It would only turn the focus ring in one direction. That happened twice again. That's right. I have two lenses of the previous version of this lens with faulty motors. They lasted roughly a year and a half each. I think it might be because of people trying to turn the focus ring when the lens was set to auto-focus.
Conclusion: I got this lens with my Canon Rebel XS for Christmas last year, and at first it was great, the images were very crisp and the auto-focus worked like a charm. Over time, the auto-focus started to get slower and the images weren't very crisp anymore, and even though I had never taken the lens off the camera body since I got it, somehow a bunch of hairs and dust accumulated on the sensor in my camera so I had to use a can of compressed air to clean it.