Compact, lightweight and a wide magnification range - this standard zoom lens features a wide focal length range from normal to telephoto equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. It features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. Since Canon's optical image stabilization system is in the lens, not in the camera, you can see the stabilized, steadier images through the viewfinder. And the circular aperture can give beautiful background blur effects. This new wide zoom ratio EF-S lens delivers excellent high-speed performance at an affordable price.
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Very versatile lense
By Traveling man
from Long Island NY
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about EF 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer Lens, CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER:
I owned this lense before. Unfortunately, the barrel should be locked while in carrying mode. Otherwise can be fragile fully extended.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good all-around lens for the price!
from Erie, PA
About Me Casual Photographer
This is my first DSLR lens and I chose this one to be a good "all-around" lens capable of wide angles with decent telephoto capabilities as well. I'm using it on a 60D and so far it works very well. It is well-constructed and seems to do a good job with ambient lighting on the 60D. Granted it's not an L lens but for the price (bought as part of a package) I think it does a great job so far!
Very happy with my new lens!
I'm still in early stages of amateur photography, but this lens is great if you are out and about, and want to take a landscape picture one minute, and a flower picture the next. It is a bit heavy, but that's to be expected. Not having to change lenses is worth the extra weight.I had one issue with a bit of vignette when the lens was fully extended. Didn't realize what it was at first, but found it happened to others. Not a big deal. I just cropped the edges. I haven't had a lot of time to use the lens, but I'm sure I'll find the time when the winter has passed.Very happy with my purchase, and Buy Dig was great to deal with.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Greenwich, CT
EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED!
Good solid lens for the focal range
This lens produces sharp pics with good contrast for the wide focal range it offers. A great travel lens. I am giving this as a gift and have not tried low light pics with it.
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Dave K
from San Jose, Ca
Used hand-held for vacation photos and granddaughters birthday - excellent results. Only complaint is that lens drifts from set position so have to reset focal length for each shot unless one holds the camera in position.
Great lens at a good price
By Photographer Handy Herb
from Hudson Valley, NY
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Great lens with good, most needed zoom range. The usual Canon great quality. Supported by the usual Beach Camera good pricing [...]
from Flint, MI
I purchased this lens for my Rebel XS to replace the 18-55 AF Stabilized and a 55-200 Stabilized AF lens. I recently went to a two day outdoor concert festival in Chcago (Ignite Chicago) and I exclusively used this lens for all my photographs. Interestingly I found that I was not the only one using this lens, I found at least 4 other people using it. My experience is this, I could not be happier with it. The daytime pictures were great, I could easily do everything I wanted. Honestly I would have liked to had a bit more zoom for this event but the lens is what it is. IT worked flawlessly, the only problems I had were when people would walk in front of me, or a hand would go up or someone else would put their camera in my way. The night time pictures were more of a challenge, especially with low light. When I set up my ISO properly I got some good pictures, but not as easily as in the daytime. From working with other cameras it was WAY better than anything I have ever worked with before. I used the built in flash, which was more or less useless from 50' I mostly relied on getting pictures when the stage was the brightest...Keep in mind that this is the first "Real" camera I have ever owned, and I have owned it for about 3 months... So I am in no way an expert, and I know others would have better luck with more experience than I.All in All I could not be happier, I would definitely recommend it to anyone...
great lens, love it.
from san jose, ca
Great lens. Love'n it.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
good, versatile lens
About Me Pro Photographer
For a medium-priced 11:1 zoom lens, this thing is pretty amazing. It makes photography fun. THe IS (image stabilization) makes hand-held shooting reasonably possible. Whatever focal length you need, there it is in this one lens. The lens is quite compact, in fact, very small considering its great range. It is much heavier than the standard kit lens, but it is WAY smaller and lighter than the pro 70-200. For street shooting, this is far better than the 70-200, because this allows the photographer to be "invisible". Considering its price and flexibility, it is an amazing lens. Image quality is not as good as the new 70-200 2.8 IS II, or some of the better primes, but it is in the same ballpark as Canon's 24-105.This lens is the perfect companion to a Canon 1.6 DSLR body. If I could only have one lens, this would be it.