Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 II IS Lens
About this product
|Lightweight and powerful, the Canon EF-S f/3.5 is a wide-angle 18 mm lens, ideal for EOS digital SLR cameras. The focus of the Canon IS lens can be automatically adjusted between 18 mm and 55 mm to take photographs of an object with a minimum focusing distance of 0.25 m. With an aperture range of f/3.5-38, this Canon EF-S f/3.5 allows you to shoot clear and crisp outdoor photos. Having a construction of 11 elements in 9 groups and 6 diaphragm blades, this Canon EF-S f/3.5 controls the 18 mm lens’ performance for delivering excellent photos. The 58 mm filter of the Canon IS lens protects the lens from dirt and abrasion.|
|Type||Aspheric, Image Stabilization, Standard|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||18-55mm|
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- ardrhiDec 19, 2005by
The best lense to start with for Canon Digital SLR
I'm writing this review because I'm tired of hearing self-named experts degrade something that wasn't made for them. You don't want to start with professional lenses any more than you would want to buy a race car to drive around town (though it would be fun). Professional lenses are made for specific things, which is why pros need so many of them (i.e. the soup lense, the salad lense, the butter lense, the appetizer lense, the pasta lense, you get the point). Professional NASCAR would laugh if you tried to enter a new Ford Mustang at Indy, but nobody laughs at the one in your driveway. Anyway, on with the review:<br><br>Two years ago I purchased the Digital Rebel to replace a combination of film SLR and digital point-and-shoot. My SLR was a Minolta, so when I decided to go with Canon my lenses became obsolete (Minolta just hasn't been keeping up). This was my first lense investment. Everyone, even professionals, still want photos of friends and family and that's just what this lense will do.<br>My next lense investment was based on my reasoning for going with SLR. I wanted to get closer to far away objects, so I started looking for telephoto.<br><br>If you are considering stepping up to digital SLR from point-and-shoot, there is little question that you should invest in this lense. This lense will allow you to take all of the photos that you were used to taking with your point-and-shoot, and it will auto-focus and zoom with similar efficiency.<br><br>You may read or hear complaints about image quality from this lense. The image quality with this lense is comparable or better than any of the high end point-and-shoot cameras and better than any of your generic alternatives.<br><br>The price is great. The professional lenses that everyone compares this lense to cost 10 times as much. If you have $500 to $1000 to blow on a lense, I recommend sending me the difference via PayPal and getting this one anyway. Hey Ebay, I was kidding!Read full review
- karaokecornholeNov 13, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
product was in very good condition and was shipped in a very secure packaging! thank you!
- rlmartin000Oct 27, 2015NEWby
Good Lens, Good Price
My original lens' autofocus stopped working correctly and I was missing shots. It would autofocus when on full wide angle or zoomed all the way, but not in between and it was super annoying. I found this on EBay and bought it and it was just what I was looking for. I had no problems with it. I actually just sold that camera last night on EBay with this new lens attached and added that as a selling point. I sold it because I got a much upgraded camera for a great price on EBay.
- craig.scottSep 28, 2015USEDby
The Canon EF-S 18-55 mm F/3.5 - 5-6 II IS Lens is a great kit lens which can be used to take some amazing pictures.
- zakellerSep 20, 2006by
Perfect lens for beginners
Pros:<br>Cost<br>Weight/size<br>Macro performance<br>simplicity<br>Circular aperture<br>fairly bright as Zooms go at f/3.5<br>Resale value<br><br>Cons:<br>Lack of advanced features<br>Plastic mounting ring<br>no USM (I know it SAYS USM, but it's not really - it's a micro motor and not the faster ring-type)<br><br><br>This is a great lens that often times people will put down just because it is simple. The truth of the matter is that if you're a true beginner, it has the level of sophistication you want to learn on. Will you outgrow it and want more features? PROBABLY! but that's okay.<br><br>If you're considering getting your first digital SLR, I recommend getting the body only and picking up the standard kit lens (this lens) separately, you can save $100 (USD) or better total. I was always impressed with this lens, especially its close focus ability. It is quite sharp from edge to edge and superb for macro photography, landscapes and portraiture. True, it doesn't have a distance gauge, but most novices, whom this lens was designed for, don't want or need that. You don't learn how to ride a motorcycle on a chopper. once you "outgrow" this lens, which could be 6 months or 3 years depending on how much you shoot, you can either keep it as a backup, use it as a reverse-lens macro (with an adapter ring) or resell it on eBay: the fetch between $70-$100 regularly (for good condition). Bottom line: it is a great beginner to intermediate user lens that has fantastic optics for the price.Read full review