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Canon - EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens - Black

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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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    Canon - EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens - Black
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    • Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (108 out of 111)


    Compatible with select Canon cameras

    For Canon EOS SLR cameras with an EF-S mount.

    Standard zoom lens for versatile use

    Choose the shot you want with an everyday lens that offers a range of focal lengths to meet the majority of your photo needs.

    18–200mm focal length

    This versatile, long-range zoom lens covers a broad range, enabling you to capture the perfect image from various distances.

    f/3.5–5.6 maximum aperture

    Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in the shade and on cloudy days.

    4-Stop Image Stabilization

    Permits utilizing slower shutter speeds (up to 4 stops slower) without image blur.

    UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration, like blurriness and color fringing, for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range.

    1.48' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 72mm filters

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews



    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good carry around lens

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I bought this lens to replace carrying my kit and zoom lens when not needed while travalling. It takes the place of my 18-55mm kit lens and 75-300mm zoom lens. It covers those same range distances but is not as good in low light, nor are the pics as sharp at the furthest zoom range. But within it's limitations it takes great pics and I am satisfied with it. At 1st it felt heavy, but as I got use to using it, I stopped noticing it. I bought a holster case with shoulder strap that my camera will fit in with this lens attached. It's so nice to not have to lug around my big bag and my other lens. No need to change lens for closeups and farther zoom shots. The lens seems to be good quality and is a joy to use. I wish I could have got this lens in my bundle when I got my Canon T3i, but it was not included. I'd read that Sigma makes a much cheaper version but I decided to stick with Canon after I tried the Sigma lens and didn't like it. Maybe the Sigma lens I tried was defective, I dunno. But from some reviews I've read, this Canon lens out performed the Sigma. I'm happy with this lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great vacation lens!

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Purchased this lens just before going on a WDW vacation, to attach to my Canon T3i w/ BG-E8 battery grip. It came in handy during all the character meals-- especially when shooting larger groups, the 18mm zoom came in handy! The PhotoPass photographers found it easy enough to use, as evident by the perfectly cropped pics they shot of my family of four. Haven't noticed any motor noise when using in movie mode, but then again my previous Rebel XSi couldn't shoot video. Was able to shoot a nice movie mode video on the Dumbo ride w/o any issues. Fireworks shots came in clear, as I was able to shoot at 18mm on a monopod. I was able to get some pretty nice closeup details of flowers and butterflies during the Flower & Garden Festival in EPCOT. It's not a true macro lens, but not bad. My only complaint? The lens tends to creep all the way to 200mm when pointing downward--unless the lens is locked down. (I had the lens hood and 72mm filter on, but still, it'd be nice if it didn't creep.) Overall, it made taking 2000+ photos and 20+ videos a breeze for a week's stay in Orlando! (Knowing my next lens is the Canon L-series 70-200mm f/4, I would've given this Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 all 5s, but I reserve that rating for the new lens.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Lens!


      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!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Very versatile lens but compromised image quality


      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      SUPERB lens in so many ways

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This lens permits flexibility, ease of operation, and provides exceptional clarity and preciseness. I used this one lens to shoot over 750 shots at a wedding and reception. No more of fumbling around for other lens. It is compact and unobtrusive. It is very fast to focus and as all CANON lens are, the quality comes out in every photograph. This is the ONE lens I would recommend everyone purchase PRIOR to purchasing all the other zoom lens. This focal length permits candid photography opportunities from a distance as well as posed photos close up. FOR the money, it is the best money I have ever spent on lens, and I have several. I suggest take your CANON Camera to the store, put this lens on your camera, and shoot some photos. THIS lens sells itself!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      That´s the lens for you fell no more an amauter


      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wide range of zoom

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Pros: Range of zoom makes it versatile. Can shoot from 1.5 feet to across a parking lot. Great travel/walking around camera. Comes with locking mechanism to keep it from extending involuntarily. Cons: Lose some quality of photos for so much zoom. Picky, not always quick to focus. Heavy (makes camera point down when around next instead of straight out.) Won’t do close-up macro (closest = 1.5 feet/.45m). Lens cap does not come with hole for string to keep it attached to camera when not using. Measures a little over 3.5” when at its smallest, 6” when fully extended. Used with Rebel t3i. Previously owned: Canon Powershot SD1000 Digital Elph (2007), Nikon Coolpix s8000 (2011), Canon Sx50 (2012). Currently own: Canon t3i (DSLR), Sony Hx20v

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice range, expensive


      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.6 out of 5March 7, 2018
      Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review
      To sum up, the Canon 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS offers slightly better performance than we're accustomed to seeing with vacation lenses, with image stabilization thrown into a very portable form factor. Users who seek optical perfection shouldn't flockFull Review
    • on June 26, 2011
      REVIEW: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
      A popular all-in-one lens covering a massive 11x zoom range that costs around £410 and includes a silent ultrasonic focusing motor and image stabilisation.Full Review
    • (UK)Szymon Starczewski on June 22, 2011
      Canon EF-S 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
      There are a lot of 18-2xx mm class lenses available on the market. Tamron offers as many as three such devices, there are two Sigmas, one Pentax, one Sony and one Nikkor (although, to be honest you must add that Nikon has launched two other lensesFull Review
    • ePHOTOzine (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5June 22, 2011
      Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Review
      Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, a popular all-in-one lens covering a massive 11x zoom range.Full Review
    • Practical Photography (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5June 13, 2009
      Canon EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS
      The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS offers an equivalent focal length of 29-320mm on Canon D-SLRs with a 1.6x crop factor, like the 1000D, 7D and recent 550D.Full Review
    • on April 14, 2009
      Canon EF-S 18-200MM Lens review
      At just over £450 the Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS lens is a bargain and offers an excellent zoom range for the money. Sure you lose a little in IQ versus a lens with a fixed focal length or a shorter zoom range but for me the convenience of not havingFull Review
    • photocrati.comPhotocrati Staff on April 4, 2009
      Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S Review Round-Up
      A general-purpose lens with an extended zoom range for Canon's DSLR camera bodies with ‘APS-C-sized' image sensors. Designed to provide a wide zoom range in a compact and lightweight form factor, Canon's EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS telephoto zoomFull Review
    • CameralabsRating, 3.8 out of 5Gordon Laing on January 1, 2009
      Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS
      The Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS was announced in August 2008 alongside the EOS 50D DSLR. One of the most-requested Canon lenses in recent times, it equips EF-S compatible bodies with a long 11.1x super-zoom range that's equivalent to 29-320mm. So atFull Review

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