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 rated4.33 out of5 by12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lense noise with auto focusnice lense, however don't like the noise on auto focus when video taping. Very loud. The kit should of came with the better lense with less noise. Other then that great lense
Date published: 2012-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Flexible Basic LensFor most shooting, this lens is ideal, it may not do everything but it can do a lot.
Date published: 2010-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lenseI'm still learning how to use this lens but I'm very pleased with it.
Date published: 2014-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO WAY...YES WAY!!!T3i purchased after long consideration given to cost and options...Best choice in a camera for this 45 year plus career photographer among the last four digital purchased.
Date published: 2014-12-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for landscapes, buildingsGood all-around general purpose lens, versatile enough for many situations. Relatively light weight. Good for a walk in the woods because it can capture a decent wide-angle landscape shot, yet still take a great close-up photo of an object along the trail, such as a flower. Limited zoom means it cannot get a close-up of distant wildlife, so if that's your target, you will need to consider a different lens. This lens works great for fitting buildings into the frame when standing close. I have taken some beautiful night shots of cityscapes with this lens using a tripod and long exposure.
Date published: 2014-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent PurchaseThis is the second time I have Purchased this lens. I first bought it as a kit lens wit Canon 300D a few years ago. I have many fond memories of taking many fine photos encompassing portraits, landscapes, animals and birds. Right now with several L series lenses and some others I did not need this lens but it is very handy for walks with my dog. Excellent purchase for a very small price. photos come out very sharp.
Date published: 2012-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
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 Cheap average lensThis lens feels cheap and basic, and noticeably lower quality compared to any camera body that it comes with. I thought mine came with sand in it, which really dampened the ownership experience for a while, but it turns out the circular flap that keeps particles out creates some friction with the moving front element, so there is some scratchy noise when zooming in and out.The pictures it takes have decent sharpness, but not comparable to more expensive lenses. The focusing speed is decent with bright and high-contrast subjects, but sometimes struggles in lower light. Manual focus is only possible with the AF is off, unlike some other lenses. There is no distance scale. The minimum focal distance is also good enough for some basic macro.The Image Stabilization is the saving grace for this lens, and is actually quite good at affording it some reasonable low light ability. But in my opinion the Image Stabilization should be inside the camera body like with many competitor models. I think this lens is fine for a beginner, or some casual outdoor photography. In the end the build quality might be bothersome, but the performance is good for its price.
Date published: 2009-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
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 DisappointedVery disappointed with the quality of photos that comes with the use of this lens,should have just purchased the body of the canon t-3i and purchased the 17-55 lens.
Date published: 2012-01-07T00:00:00-05:00