Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens (2752B0002)

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens (2752B0002)

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The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens automatically distinguishes between normal shooting and panning shots and selects the optimum Image Stabilizer mode. It's constructed specifically for cameras that are compatible with EF-S lenses. Plus, the Canon camera zoom lens has a circular aperture for beautiful bokeh effects. <p></p>

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:
  • Automatically distinguishes between normal shooting and panning shots and selects the optimum Image Stabilizer mode
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    Best for beginner

    I am sorry that I didn't order this lens sooner. I love taking pictures of everything. This lens is the best for a beginner, it covers up close and far away. It is fast and sharp, plus quiet. You won't be sorry if you buy this lens.

    Jack of all trades...

    This is Canon's first foray into the superwide to telephoto class of lenses. It still needs some work As the title implies, this lens does a lot, too much in fact. It suffers from the problems associated with long zooms: pincushion and barrel distortion, and the edges aren't very sharp at most ranges (around 100mm at f/8-f/11 is the best). It tries to be too many things and doesn't quite accomplish any of them. Also, since it's an EF-S the wide angle is about the equivalent of 30mm and the wide end is 360. It is a pretty light lens, though this is telling. Really good lenses are usually heavy. They use more glass and more specialized glass for better quiality photos. But being light, it is easy to cart around. In a perfect world, this would replace 3 of my other lenses. Pros: wide range. Light, easy to go hiking with it instead of all the other gear. Cons: sharpness, speed, distortion. EF-S so rebels and XXD only- no film or professional style cameras I would use this if: 1) I was on vacation and didn't have room or weight to carry my good stuff on board (lenses do NOT get checked) 2) If I was worried about getting my lenses stolen 3) If I was coming from a point and shoot background and wanted something uncomplicated but better than a point and shoot

    Lock pin broke- Lens now stuck

    I loved this lens until I used the lock. The lens will extend under its own weight so they provided a lock to hold it. I found this feature after about 6 months when I read the manual. I turned the lock on and it broke immediately. There was a rattle in the lens and soon the lens stuck. This is just what happened to another reviewer. Too bad. I used to love this lens but the lock feature was defective.

    not to bad

    So I'm not quite sure how to rate this. I bought it solely so I didn't have to take my professional quality L lenses on vacation to the mountains camping, or just out when we go see family and that. I feel more comfortable leaving the big $$ lenses at home. So I knew when i ordered it I wasn't going to have the same quality. I knew that going in. So here are my thoughts. I found the auto focus to be quick and quiet. It focused where I wanted it to. Now, I manual focus probably 95% of the time, but when I got it, i played around with the auto focus just to see how it reacted, and I was rather pleased. As far as the quality of image, I have found that when i am shooting distance the images turn out sharp. The closer I get, the softer the images become. Again, I knew I wouldn't be shooting with an L quality lens, but I was a little disappointed with the softness that it is providing. But, it's not so bad that it is going to ruin a family picture. You aren't going to be entering a major competition with the results. You can get some pretty good "macro" style shots. Always remember you can crop as close as you want, and depending on what camera you are using, you can probably crop even closer than others. So, for the money, i would like it to be a little sharper on the closer shots, but like i say, it isn't a deal breaker. Over all it's a fun lens. I don't have a need for any other lens when i take it out to use it for my purposes. For a professional lens, i would say save your money and get an L series. Always get the best lens as you'll be getting one eventually. I have a 28-135 that provides a much sharper image, but this is still a very nice entry level lens.

    Great Lens!

    I got this lens when I upgraded to the 50D camera. I really didn't want another lens since I already have 6 ranging from a 10mm to a 400mm but since it came with the camera I decided to give it a try. In the 6 weeks that I have had this lens I have used it more than all my other lens put together! I find myself reaching for this lens instead of my other "specialty lens" when I'm going on a shoot because of it's wide range and the fantastic quality of the images I get. My only regret is that I didn't get this lens sooner!

    My most used lens

    I have been using this lens over a year now and it has an intimate relationship with my XSi (soon to be T2i). At 18-30mm this lens is extremely useful for crowded places and where space is tight. At 50-80mm It has resulted in some of the best people pics I've taken and is also great for architecture, landscape and local critters. And for those times (think zoo, outdoor parties, beyond fences & walls) the 200mm reaches places that I cannot actually touch. The stabilization is a fantastic feature for these long shots as well and when coupled with a 1.4x teleconverter you've got even more capabilities. Given the resolution of most of the EOS line, cropping the image after the fact can result in some really dramatic pictures. The lens does have a tendency to walk (move by itself) when tilted at more than a 30-45 degree angle. If you are hand-holding your camera then this is less of an issue. However, if you are using a tripod and shooting up (birds, two-row panoramas, moon) or down with a remote shutter release or the timer then you'll need to be more mindful. Like I said at the beginning, this is the lens that spends most of the time on my camera. It is what I had hoped for when I bought it and it has fulfilled it's promise of versatility, quality, and all-around value.

    Love the lens, hate the creep

    This is a great walkaround lens. It takes suitably clear and sharp photos and can go from sem-wide angle to a good zoom quickly with quick focus. So I like the lens. What I don't like is the lens creep. I've put up with it because I don't have the warranty card (don't know if I EVER had one!). Don't know what lens creep is? You know how you walk around taking shots, with the camera over your shoulder, and the lens creeps out to its max zoom if you don't have it on lock? Or, using the Canon 60D with its vari-angle LCD monitor that you can twist around so you can focus on your target while holding your camera up over the target - but you can't do that because the lens creeps down to full zoom when you want it to stay at 50mm? I've read this on other reviews so have sort of let it go. I have an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM that I've never had this problem with. Trouble is, Canon doesn't have any other lenses with this versatility other than the 18-200 that I'm complaining about now. So wake up, Canon! If you can do a superb EF 70-300mm, why not do a superb EF 18-100mm?

    200mm is NOT 200mm

    I can live with all other shortcomings of the lens (distortion, vignetting, lack of sharpness etc) for the sake of the huge 18-200mm zooming range. But, I did some testing, and found that the zooming range is not a true 18-200mm. For example, I set the lens at 200mm, and took pictures focusing at a series of distances (4 ft, 5 ft, 10 ft, 20ft). When focusing 4 ft away, the 200mm focal length was found to be actually only 110mm. Similarly, the 200mm is actually 115mm (at 5 ft), 136mm (at 10 ft) and 159mm (at 20 ft). Sorry for the disappointment if you think you have a 200mm lens, Also, the zoom range is not 11x as it is commonly called. Just shot an object at 4 ft away with your lens set at 18mm and 200mm, and compare the two sizes. You will find the size ratio is only about 7x, NOT 11x. People who are reading this, you don't have to believe me; just do it yourself, or compare the lens with any other lens (for example Canon 55-250mm).

    A very good all rounder lens

    Buying this lens will save you a lot of $$$$ and the hassle of switching lenses. This lens is just a perfect lens for me .. Earlier I used to to carry two lenses the 18-55mm and the 75-250mm but realized I never used the 75-250mm zoom lens in the same trip as it was painful to switch lenses. With this 18-200 I am so happy that i get the zoom that I need without the news to switch lenses. What I don't like about the lens is the weight, the basis design flaw where the lens creeps out due to its own weight and the slow / inaccurate focus speed. Having said that even with all these flaws it is a superb lens and I just love it.


    This lens is by far the most veristal lens your could buy. At 18mm focal range it is amazing how wide the field of view is. The zoom at 200 is well worth the extra money compared to the 28-135. This is a must have for every body that needs a wide range without the headache of switching lenses back and forth. This one is an A++++++.
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