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

Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF-S | 2042B002

I own some L-series lenses, but I need a lens for a special purpose. I tried to do full hd video footage on the snow with skis, filming from near other skiers, but due to the weight of the lenses and the fear of dropping collision and breaking equipment, the results were always under the expectation. I tried with a compact camera, but the quality was really poor. I needed a lightweight stabilized lens and cheap, so I opted to buy this lens. I did some comparisons with the Canon EF 24-105 mm ...

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The Canon 18-55mm IS kit lens is perhaps the most under rated lens in the canon line up. You would hear a lot of newbies ranting about how bad this lens is... why they have not gotten the optional 18-135 mm lens etc etc... with out even giving this lens a proper and or a fair use. Most of the common complaints would be the lack of focus ring, poor build quality and last would be the rotating barrel tip. Other subjective complaints would be... it's size... just because it's small most newbies ...

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