Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Announced Aug 26, 2008 •
Lens | Canon EF-S | 2752B002
js473
 

I'm still a young photographer in the learning but one thing i can tell you is that this lens has been by far the worst i ave ever used. -It has major issue focusing in low light, even sometimes during the day and 90% of the time the lens forever hunts just trying to acquire focus when zoomed in anywhere from 80 and upwards -Picture quality is some what soft through out the range but thats to be expected from long range lens -It suffers from zoom creep (zoom right in to 200mm point your lens ...

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Genghis7777
 

I just took delivery of this last week. An outstanding lens for me, a family guy. 11X range means no lens changing and lost opportunities. Wide angle means being able to capture most of our living room for birthday parties. The long telephoto means being able to get great snaps of the children when they aren't looking. I imagine if you are super-serious and like to pore all over your images with a magnifying glass, then you might get sniffy about this lens.  I read the other reviews about ...

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goldsmith
 

i compared it's image with old screw-mount 135mm jupiter lens it's maximum focal lenght is 130mm if do not believe examine it yourself

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Pacstar

I purchased this as the standard lens with my 7D. Although quite a heavy combination, it provides a very usable walk around combination. I only swap it out for the 10-22mm occasionally. After several year however and having seen the results of some of the prime lens I think the results from the  18-200mm are a little soft but post processing can boost that without too much trouble. It does however fully extend whenever facing down so you either have to remember to lock the lens in using the ...

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I use this lens 90% of the time and only have a few wishes: Better low light focusing Faster AF Better DOF Problems: None!

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montygm
 

Bought this lens mainly as an all rounder travel lens over 7 years ago, it had an average retail price of around $1000 plus at various stores. Not a shabby price back then. Price has considerably dropped since then and more accurately reflects on the true value of product quality.The 18-200 has an incredible zoom range if you want a lens that will cover pretty much everything when travelling and is great if you don't want to keep changing lenses and carrying too much gear with you as it ...

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Tamati
 

I have been using this lens for well over a year now, paired up with a Canon 60D and it has been great. I originally had the twin lens kit 18-55 and 70-300 but found I was missing a lot of shots when I had the wrong lens on - this has totally eliminated the issue due to its fantastic range. You do need to be aware of some of the limitations: at the 18mm there is a lot of distortion at the edges - people will have 'fat arm' syndrome at this length if they are positioned close to the sides of ...

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This lens is a work horse, it has been on many travels and sports days with me and it hasn’t given up on me yet. The optical quality might not be the best, but for the price you are paying it is well worth it. The huge focal length, light weight and built in IS all add up in the end. I originally bought this lens as a walk around multi-functional lens, I now use it for sport and wildlife and it has done me proud. One does need to play to the lens' strengths to avoid the drawbacks. Anything ...

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I would have to say thiat this lens is mediocre. The lens has trouble focusing in close up situations as well as picture quality is degredated at best.

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Istvan Peter Bokor

Sinve when I have had it (2 years), it is my all-around lens.Wherever I travel, this is my first choice.The scientific articles present this lens as a compromise lens, that would never deliver quality.They must be right on paper. However, in real world, no lens can beat it. I find the 18-200 together with ef-s 10-22 the perfect combination, that is also fine from the weight's point of view. Special point: the image stabilization is just fantastic. The 60d works with it in good ...

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