All Reviews for Canon EF-S 18 - 55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Lens for
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You get what you pay

Well Well...to start off.... This is a kit lens.. FACT! This is a kit lens for the entry level DSLRs... FACT! . When it comes to glass (lenses)... you will only get what you pay for.. PRICE is directly proportional to quality and performance.. SO please never expect professional grade results from this kind of glass. However, what is of paramount importance is you need to know how to use and appreciate a DSLR and have some bit of photographic vision or else even the costly "L" lenses will del...
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Rahber Ali

Dec, 2012

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Decent Performer in the Right Hands

I'm a jewellery photographer working for a very well known and reputed jewellery designer. Almost all my shots are taken by this lens and I haven't complained as yet. Like how some reviewers said, you get what you pay for and its a fine lens for amateurs. That said, you can do absolute wonders with it and squeeze out max performance if you know how to tweak your way around your cam, the subject and the lighting.
The only down side is, as someone pointed out, is the AF motor. But I sincerely w...
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Rahul Subramanian

Jan, 2014

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Just for beginners

It came with my 1100d as kit, to be honest i dont consider this and i keep it in my stock bag and use my prime 50 mm cannon, 150-500 sigma and 90 mm macro tamron as my regular lenses. This 18-55 may seems to give you good pics when you start your journey in photography, but once you are got some expertise and when you start to shift your focus on quality and eye for details then this is not your lense. May be for the first 6 months this might look lucrative and not beyond that. Better if ...
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K.Sravan Kumar

Nov, 2013

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Well i got this lense with my 60d as a package.

Its a good lens to start your journey into photography, gives you a wide angle frame of 18mm at the least and covers the idea Focal lengths of 35mm , 50 mm on its way giving you a great deal of practice for later when you buy these focal length primes. The variable apurture 3.5 @ 18mm and 5.6f @55 upto 22

They work only on canon Crop body camera [ Rebel series, 50d 60d 70d 7d etc]

It has not much zoom(variable focal length) to offer which is ...
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Jayanth Maiyya

Aug, 2013

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A very practical lens!! But hold on to the one you get with the camera

It is nothing great... not sharp enough and then again not fast enough. But for the range it offers, you just have to have it. hard luck!!
so if you have been unfortunate enough to have dropped the one which came with your camera... tch! tch!

you wont love it but you will HAVE to buy it.
Advice - dont drop it!!
recommendation - 5 for practicality , 3 for sharpness and 3 for speed, 3 for plastic quality. so i guess 4 it will be.
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Puneet Gurnani

Jun, 2012

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Mediocre Lens!! (always under utilizes your camera performance)

This lens came with my 550D but does it not offer sharp and crispy pictures, it is good lens for Family pictures and it will somehow fill all the megapixels in your DSLR but results are just normal.

Do not get trapped with this kit lens, buy a body and go for 50mm f1.8 instead.

If you are there to shoot family functions and those kind of events then simply buy a point and shoot, you don't need a DSLR for that!
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Roshan Jain

Jun, 2012

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Only good for closeup photography...but image quality is poor....

This lens came with my Rebel T2i and it is sharp only for closeup shoots. Landscape photography with this lens is a waste of time, it results in distorted images and sharpness is also very poor. This is a very basic lens and should only use for casual purposes. Canon 55-250mm lens beats this basic one. Images with 55-250mm is sharp and is pretty good. Now thinking to buy 50mm / 1.8 lens after reading the reviews....
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Jeen Raj

Sep, 2012

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Top quality 18-55mm lens

This product from Canon is top quality and takes excellent pictures within the range. For macro and zoom as the specs show, this is not the lens.

I use it with Canon 550D and also have a 70-300mm lens and can say for sure that the clarity, depth of field and speed of this lens is the best in class to give you very good indoor and outdoor prints within the lens range.

You can go for the lens with confidence. To see sample images I have taken just search for my user-id with the keyword 500px ...
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Rommel Sharma

Jun, 2013

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