Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF-S
dpreview conclusion

This lens is a very welcome addition to Canon's range, and gives new dSLR owners a level of optical quality in the basic kit lens which was previously lacking; the addition of IS also goes a long way to increasing its flexibility. It makes an ideal lightweight general purpose-starter lens, and as such can only be recommended.

Good for

General everyday use on Canon's APS-C format DSLRs.

Not so good for

Critical use where optimal sharpness is crucial, or for capturing distant subjects, where more telephoto reach is required.

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