Canon EF-S 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens: An ideal lens for everyday use, this versatile lens can capture a gorgeous sunset to a spectacular fireworks show. This zoom lens suppresses chromatic aberrations while retaining true colors. And with the image stabilization to help reduce motion blur, you get extremely sharp pictures.
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Very versatile lens but compromised image quality
Posted by: Redsars from: Boston on
I purchased this lens along with a Canon T2i, and they performed well together. I went for this particular lens for the versatility, I only wanted to take a single lens on my recent vacation, and this covered all my requirements in terms of focal length extremely well. If you are very fussy about your pictures though, this may not be the lens for you. To achieve that large zoom range, the optics have suffered. The biggest issue is chromatic aberration at both extremities of the zoom range. Next is softness in the corners. However, if you keep it stopped down, and use RAW file formats and process the pictures afterwards to remove the CA, you get acceptable results. Overall its a winner due to its versatility, I would buy it again.
49 out of 55 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Heliguy from: Long Island, NY on
Some of the reviews out there beat this lens up....Saying it not as sharp as they would like it to be. Remeber this is not an "L" lens! It does take great shots at all focal lengths and is a one lens fits all occasions. It is a great walkaround/vacation lens. Its IQ is very good and I am very satisfied for the price. You will not regret this purchase!
23 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Posted by: bigc1965 from: hurst, tx on
i did a lot of research before buying another lens and i bought this one and i am very happy. this is the only lens i will probably ever need. it is a little expensive but it is definately worth it. i tried the tamron lenses and there was no comparison on the speed of the lens and the coloring plus the tamron i tried didn't have IS built in. This is the perfect all around lens that will let you take professional pictures at an amateur level. my wife could tell right away. depth of field is good in whatever you are trying to do. i can get the blurry background really good when you zoom in on something!
23 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Nice range, expensive
Posted by: Drjones6801 from: Baltimore, MD on
I bought this to replace the kit lens (18-55) that came with the Rebel camera I purchased. It was a toss-up between this and the 55-250 lens. I chose this only because I thought it would be better not to be switching lenses back and forth depending on the situation. The quality isn't fantastic. I'd say the lens qualtiy and construction is nearly the same as the 18-55. It's great for nature and wildlife images when you don't necessarily have the time to switch up your gear.
29 out of 33 found this review helpful.
That´s the lens for you fell no more an amauter
Posted by: Rapha from: Campinas- Brazil on
I have just replaced my preferred lens (18-55 and 19-35mm) by this one, and it is amazing the versatility that I had during my vacation with my family. I was able to take the right scene and momentum, widening or closing the zoom on at my kids. It´s worthy for a daddy!! Canon at this time, surpassed my expectatives even been more expensive, but it has a smooth and fast zoom motor, 3.5-5.6 giving more sensibility to indoor shots. It is heavy, but for all the pros I gained, it deserves a good evaluation.
32 out of 39 found this review helpful.
Best all around lens for the money
Posted by: KKCNIck from: montgomery, il on
It is perfect for the family who needs to capture close Aswell as far shots. Pretty quick to focus. I have it on my canon eos 60d and used it on the rebel t2i. It was a huge upgrade for both. Picture quality is great and i used it in disney for 3k photo's with no need for a lens change.
33 out of 41 found this review helpful.
Only lens needed
Posted by: Styx256 from: Atlanta, GA on
This is a great lens for indoor close ups and outdoor scenes. The range of zoom on this lens makes it the only lens you will need to carry. I take alot of airshow pictures and I can get up close to the aircraft on the ground as well as zoom in to the aircraft in the sky.
Don't buy a lens included in a camera package, buy the body only and buy this lens.
21 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Chris804 from: Richmond, VA on
I started out with the 18-55mm lens. I had been using it for 1 year and realized it wasn't as versatile. Not doing much research, I purchased the 70-300mm. I think I should have made a wiser decision with the 70-300 but I didn't. I finally purchased the 18-200 after 2 years and what a fool I was. This lens should be sold with every camera. Its good for both short and long range, easy to transport, and can capture any moment you can imagine. A little heavy but manageable. If your getting a camera that comes with the 18-55, see if you can purchase just the body and purchase this lens. Trust me!
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Longest waited super-zoom EF-S lens
Posted by: mrbeans from: Portland, OR on
This lens replaces the 18-55mm IS lens I have on my Rebel XSi, I have been waiting for this lens for quite a long time, carrying 2 lens and change them just too much hassle for me. Besides the 11x zoom, I also like its 2 UD Glass usually found in Canon's "L" lens. I would not mind to pay extra $200 if Canon would add USM and dust and moisture resistant to this lens to make it near "L" lens level. Finally the lens hood is expensive if you can find it at all.
17 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Good all purpose lens
Posted by: hukphin from: Colorado Springs, CO on
Although I have not had the opportunity to put this lens through a rigorous test, I am very please with its performance to date. Great for the novice and amature photographer.