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Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 74.2 - 27.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.57
Minimum aperture 36
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF-S
Dimensions 68.5 x 66 mm
Weight 190 g
Additional information Marketed March 2005
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. STEL
    STEL 25 February 2011, 20:08
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    IP 78.158.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: COME WITH
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: All plastic, low light conditions need Hi ISO witch is not good for IQ

    Pros: Light in Kg`s and in money as far as i know, IS is a plus. Good for landscape at 18mm with soft light even with hand.

    Summary: I have very good photos with the lence, I`m happy with it.

  2. Ilya Snopchenko
    Ilya Snopchenko 21 October 2009, 09:17
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    IP 92.101.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: borrowed
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: - Not consistently sharp. - Flimsy. - Barrel distortion. - Slow max. aperture

    Pros: - Decent pictures in controlled conditions. - Dirt cheap and readily available.

    Summary: Not an instant throwaway like the KM kit lens, but not a good one like the old Nikkor 18-70 either. It was possible to coax some decent images out of this one when nothing else in the same focal length range was available... but rather difficult. The new IS version smokes this one.

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