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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 35mm Zoom

3.1 star rating
                      3.1 / 5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • Camera FormatOther Format
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length18mm - 55mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/38
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance11.02 in
    Picture Angle23 - 64 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size58 mm
    Groups / Elements11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter2.7 in
    Length3.15 in
    Weight6.7 oz
    Product ID22652369

Product Description

Standard zoom exclusively for the EOS Digital Rebel SLR camera approx. equivalent to a 35mm format 28-90mm lens. Compact and ultra-lightweight with impressive close-focusing ability of 0.9 ft (0.28m).

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by lucb a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2010

Strengths:    poid ... quoi que je ne le prend meme pas avec moi en objectif de secours (un compact c'est plus leger et de meilleur qualité)

Weaknesses:    inutile

Piqué très mauvais (meme sur un 350D), aberation chromatique enorme des qu'il y a du soleil.
Et ne comptez pas sur un logiciel de correction (Dxo, et Co) pour rattaper les problemes: c'est trop pourrit

Bottom Line:   
Inclu avec le reflex, mais c'est une grosse bouse. Vaut mieux acheter un compacte a 100E, vous aurez de meilleurs résultat.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   par contre je recommande le 17-55 ... bcp plus chére, mais ça vaut le coups!

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Aquaphotoboy a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2008

Strengths:    Price, good when reversed for Macro photography

Weaknesses:    Everything else

Bottom Line:   
This lens was good enough when I first got my canon 300d and I didnt know anything about photography, now I see the limitations of this lens. The quality of the images is crap with this lens. but I am glad to say that I found a better use for this lens, if you reverse the lens is actually a good Macro lens.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Purchased At:   Kit

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tourtrophy a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

Strengths:    Cheap
USM is quiet

Weaknesses:    Cheap plastic

Bottom Line:   
A kit lens that comes with my Canon 20D. it is actually not too bad for walkaround. However, I have noiticed that it 's a bit too soft, and have to adjust the sharpness parameter of the camera. Even the user manual warns that you have to use the sharpening filter in software to compensate the softness.

Overall, I think this lens is acceptable even for 8x10 print outs.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Purchased At:   Costco

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jackthehat.co.uk a Expert

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007

Strengths:    Price
Responsive AF
Reasonably good optics
Good sized twist zoom ring
58mm filter thread (most common size)

Weaknesses:    Awkward manual focus ring
High-brow photographers smirk at you

(TOP TIP: Buy a roll of that red pinstripe sticky stuff from a car accessory store and put a nice even ring of it round your lens barrel... stops the camera snobs mocking you)

Bottom Line:   
This will be a controversial review. I rate this lens highly overall unlike most other reviewers. How can other reviewers give this lens less than a 5 star value rating when the lens costs virtually nothing??? That's not logic... that's silliness. When you buy a Canon kit you effectively get this lens for as little as £10 these days. When you compare that to the price for a lens cap for Canon's 600mm lens (an astonishing £69!!!) you will understand what a true bargain this is. Even the cheap plastic lens hood for this lens will cost you more than the lens itself. So enough nonsense! This lens is 100% true value for money.

1. Build quality

Plastic construction... but so is the dashboard of an Aston Martin DB-S. If you mistreat it or throw it down the stairs then it will break (and so would a £500 17-40mm f4). It's built to a budget but that doesn't mean it won't do the job... it will. Mine's had a good thrashing for 3 years and it is still as good as new. It has a plastic lens mount... so what? Anyone ever wore out a plastic lens mount? Even if you did... spend £10 for another lens. The other little thought about benefit of it's plastic construction is that the lens weighs very little indeed... that can surely only be good, right?

2. AF performance

Not USM but that doesn't matter. In my experience USM is only really beneficial on longer focal length lenses. AF is fast, accurate and quiet (for a non-USM).

3. Optical quality

This is where this lens usually takes a battering from the other reviewers. Is it as sharp as a 16-35 f2.8? Nope. Neither is it £900. The results from this lens are nowhere near as bad as people make out. They're good, but that's as far as I'll go. When you show all your photos to your family and friends, or even if you exhibit some of them, you can virtually guarantee that not a single person will think "hang on a minute, that chromatic aberation is a bit obvious" or... "Ooo, Margaret, will you just look at the softness of those images taken at f5.6. Tut, tut.... if only they'd used an L series optic."
I've shot weddings with this lens and all clients were delighted with the results. Fellow photographers were all complimenting my work and they didn't know what lens was used. The only reason I would upgrade to a more expensive lens is for IS or a faster aperture. The quality is good but not stunning. And, most importantly... it is definitely not poor!

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Jessops

Similar Products Used:   Cosina 19-35mm
Canon 17-40 f4L

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Braxus a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap price with kit

Weaknesses:    Poor optical quality and build
Its a kit lens so what do you expect?

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens used after I got my Rebel XT. I was planning to get the 17-40L instead, but couldn't come up with the money to do this at the time. I would have got the kit instead had I knew this. Anyways this lens is cheap. It has its uses and is ok for shots, but its sharpness leaves much to be desired. On some shots the outer edges of the picture were soft and distorted. You get what you pay for in this lens.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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