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

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 74.3 - 27.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m
Maximum magnification 2.94
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 70 x 68.5 mm
Weight 200 g
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Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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3.90 Average
Owners reviews (7)
  1. Hobo Joe
    Hobo Joe 4 August 2016, 17:39
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    IP 184.88.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not any i could find. Maybe a pro would find some problems.

    Pros: It is a great close up lense for any amateur.

    Summary: Great close up lense for any starters

  2. Mister Spaccato
    Mister Spaccato 28 January 2014, 10:11
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    IP 151.66.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The front element extends and rotates when focusing, and thus making the lens unsuitable for use with filters. It is entirely made of plastics, and looks fragile. Narrow maximum aperture, and variable across the focal length range.

    Pros: Good sharpness, accurate autofocus.

    Summary: Beginners will have a good time playing with this lens, until they'll start craving for a lens with a bigger maximum aperture.

  3. MichaelMcGrath
    MichaelMcGrath 17 July 2012, 00:11
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    IP 89.126.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 100 Euro
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: It doesn't look or feel professional, that's all.

    Pros: Sharper than the Canon 17-40/4 L handheld because of the IS, in fact it beats all Canon wide lenses because of this. Load up with two of them in case one breaks though they're sturdier than they feel and look. The plastic mount doesn't matter - because it's so light you'd never need a metal mount! Good with a decent lens hood, never misses:-)

    Summary: I've read lately that it compares with the ten times more expensive Canon EFS 17-55 IS, that they are equal in IQ . That said I'd swap it with you for that or an L lens!

  4. tony
    tony 30 May 2012, 21:33
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    IP 86.42.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: cheap plastic

    Pros: very sharp, very light, very cheap.

    Summary: great lens for the price

  5. Piere Poulin
    Piere Poulin 1 February 2012, 21:44
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    IP 142.213.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $100 used
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The plastic feels very very cheap. Spherical aberration is very noticeable.

    Pros: I make razor sharp pictures with no chromatic abberation.

    Summary: Unbeatable optics for the price. But why don't they offer the same lens with quality materials like the EFS 55-250mm which is also inexpensive ?

  6. Giacomolongo
    Giacomolongo 31 January 2012, 09:22
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    IP 95.226.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: kit lens (
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: plastic made, no focus distance scale, rotating and extending front. The overall build quality is really frustrating. Slow in focus and really noisy.

    Pros: It worths the price, a good starting lens. Sharp, lightweight, stabilized, relatively compact.

    Summary: The perfect kit lens for beginners, a battle tool without losing quality in the results

  7. Augusto
    Augusto 9 October 2011, 05:21
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    IP 189.10.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: It's slow and plastic made.

    Pros: It's really cheap, and very sharp if you know to use it, it focus really near giving good close ups and have IS

    Summary: One of the best value for money, and a must have for beginners.

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