Canon EF zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm

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  • Zoom lens
  • 18 mm
  • 55 mm
  • f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF/EF-S
  • for EOS 1000
  • 40
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Canon EF zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm
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Main Features
  • Zoom lens
  • 18 mm
  • 55 mm
  • f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF/EF-S
  • for EOS 1000
  • 40
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In response to demands of photographers, this standard zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining the compactness and lightness of previous models. Its stabilization allows sharp hand-held shots at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible. It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range and a circular aperture for exquisite rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds. Without a lot of size, weight or cost, this lens expands picture-taking possibilities any time slow shutter speeds are needed.

Canon EF zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm is rated4.00 out of5 by26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CameraI love the camera, so far. I do wish I could take far awy pictures better. I wish is came with a strong zoom lens. they are very expensive. I was able to clear some distance pictures with the program that came with it. The pictures so far are beautiful but the camers is made for close-ups.
Date published: 2012-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kit Lens + for Learning DSLRThis is the kit lens that came with my Rebel T3i. Overall, I think it serves its purpose well. The T3i is an entry-level DSLR, and this lens pairs well with it as a learning lens while newbies to DSLR figure out what exactly they're doing. The lens + camera combo is a huge step up from my Canon Powershot ELPH 300; the image quality is excellent, and it's much more versatile.So, the pros about this lens: it gives you enough zoom to experiment with both wide-angle/landscape shots as well as portraits and other close-ups. People get into DSLR for different reasons, so it's reasonable that Canon would pick a kit lens with versatility rather than confining people to a one-trick wonder. The IS does wonders, especially in low light.Now, the cons--and not all of them are really cons. The build quality does, admittedly, seem to be on the cheap side. But come on, it's a kit lens, and its retail price-point is at the very low end of the range for all Canon lens. So this shouldn't come as any surprise, and isn't worth causing a fuss over. More critical, however, is the autofocus: it's very finicky, and frequently has to hunt (which is slow and time consuming, especially in low light or low contrast situations. Honestly, I've found it easier just to focus manually; but I think that's more a reflection of me being too impatient to learn how to tell my T3i where I want it to focus (it's rather tedious to change zones) than anything else. I'm also not generally looking to capture the big action shot, so a fast autofocus is less critical to me.All in all, I've taken some amazing photos with this lens and am very pleased with it. Is it the greatest lens? No. Will I be upgrading it soon? Absolutely. But that's probably part of the idea behind most kit lens: give you something that's good--even very good--at many things but not the greatest at anything so that consumers are tempted into purchasing upgrades.Recommended as a kit lens (on the assumption you don't own any other lenses of higher quality), but not as a separate purchase (since Canon makes better quality lenses that are more tailored to your individual needs at prices comparable to this or that aren't all that much more).
Date published: 2013-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for beginnersI’m personally pretty attached to this lens as it’s my first lens I’ve ever had. As most others have said, I received it in a beginner level kit and I think for beginners, it’s a very versatile lens. The focal length range is good for a number of different subjects from people to landscapes. Of course don’t expect professional level quality from this lens, but we all have to start somewhere. Zoom lenses are also nifty, though they tend to sacrifice clarity for this feature.It is a little noisy when focusing and I have trouble shooting in semi-dark areas like neon-lit rooms or dusky beaches. While nice and versatile, it is pretty average. I almost always find myself using Photoshop and Lightroom to adjust for a beginner-quality lens in post production. Overall, I highly recommend this lens for beginners and those first learning how to shoot in manual mode. However, I recommend getting a prime lens for intermediate level photographers or those looking for a general lens upgrade.
Date published: 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2ND TIME AROUND MUCH BETTER.VERY VERY LIGHTWEIGHT LENS FOR KIT BAG.GREAT IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM.VERY VERY GOOD IMAGE QUALITY.FAST AUTO FOCUS WITH GOOD LIGHTING.BUILD QUALITY SEMI-DECENT.INEXPENSIVE EF-S WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR SHOOTING.DESIGNED ONLY FOR USE ON ALL EOS DIGITAL REBELS, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D AND 7D DIGITAL EOS CAMERAS.THIS LENS IS VERY SHARP AT 18mm, BUT DROPS OFF QUITE A BIT AT 55mm.
Date published: 2012-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Lens!After years of loving my Canon SLR 35mm camera and the quality of my pics, but increasingly finding it difficult to buy the film and processing I wanted, I took the plunge into DSLR. I love my camera and lens. They aren't heavy to cart around, and I can switch lens in a flash. Have only had it one one trip, but can't wait for the fall colors to explore even more!!
Date published: 2012-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ok for BeginnersI 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. Even when the auto-focus works it is inaccurate, leaving you with blurry images.Overall- It is a decent enough lens for rank beginners who treat their DSLR camera more like an expensive point and shoot. If you are one of these brand new DSLR users, I would recommend an upgrade as soon as you gain some experience and develop your shooting style.
Date published: 2011-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good Entry Level LensThis lens comes with many Rebel camera kits. Given its' price it is very capable and versatile and has also gotten quite a couple of positive reviews for that. I have successfully used it for macro, landscape and portrait photography. It does a decent job in all of these categories and therefore makes it a great learning tool for the beginning photographer. As one advances one may outgrow this lens but possibly with a good idea what one will find important in future purchases.
Date published: 2010-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST STARTER LENS EVER!!!This lens is an AWESOME starter lens! It has a pretty fast autofocus, the build quality is great, the stabilizer is awesome, but the best part is... EXTREMELY AWESOME IMAGE QUALITY!!! This lens has EXTREMELY high quality glass, (even though it's not an L) and I love the fact that it has a circular aperture! The only not-a-big-deal problem is that when you set the focal length to 55mm, it sets the aperture to f/5.6, which is not bad at all. P.S. Canon, you did an awesome job on this lens!!!
Date published: 2011-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommendable LensI have a 28-135 mm IS USM lens that came with my 50D as a kit lens. The widest angle of this lens proved to be not wide enough to capture most of the images I want included in my landscaping shots or capture all subjects in a small room when there is no backing up space. Although my kit lens serve me well for telephoto purposes and in auditorium settings when flash photography is not allowed or in low light conditions.I decided to get a wide angle lens that will not break the bank, I got this 18-55 mm IS. To my surprise, it turned out to be the mainstay lens attached to my camera as its range met most of my day to day photo needs. It also has IS for good handheld shots and as extras, it produced surprisingly good quality pictures. The pictures I took where razor sharp, with good color resolution, and no aberrations. I now have it attached as my primary walk-around lens. My original kit lens has been relegated to sit in my camera bag. I also like the fact that this lens is light in weight, with a short focal length that makes it convenient to lug around when travelling. I highly recommend this lens. I was not dissappointed with it and I believe, so will it be with most of its users.
Date published: 2010-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great standard zoom for Entry Level DSLRI purchased this lens in October, 2007 as an replacement for the non-IS version of the kit lens of my EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Now, after one year of experience, I must admit that I'm very satisfied. The IS works as advertised, 0.5 seconds w/18mm and 1/6 seconds w/55mm are no problem. When I was in London last year, I was able to shot a bunch of free-hand panorama photos at the River Thames bank, which I merged into one panorama which decorates my office now.
Date published: 2008-10-30T00:00:00-04:00