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

by Canon
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Compatibility : Canon
  • Optical : lenses/groups : 16 lenses including 2 UD and 2 aspheric glass elements in 12 groups
  • Minimum focusing : 45 cm
  • Image stabilised ultrasonic motor (USM) makes for silent and reliable operation
  • Lets you focus right down to 45 cm / 1.5 ft
  • Switch between autofocus and manual operation
  • Comes with 1 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Filter Size: 72 mm
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  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm ; 594 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Item model number: 2752B005CA
  • ASIN: B001E97GIA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 Aug 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Compact, slightweight and a wide magnification range - this standard zoom lens features a wide focal length range from normal to telephoto equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. It features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. Since Canon's optical image stabilization system is in the lens, not in the camera, you can see the stabilized, steadier images through the viewfinder. And the circular aperture can give beautiful background blur effects. This new wide zoom ratio EF-S lens delivers excellent high-speed performance at an affordable price.

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Canon EFS 18200mm f3556 IS Lens 2752B005CA Cameras Camera Accessories


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82 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for travellers 21 Feb 2011
I bought this for one reason. When travelling, I was forever missing shots whilst fumbling to change from the wide angle kit lens to my Sigma telephoto. This lens gives you the complete range of the two so you don't have to miss a shot without the risk of dust getting into the camera body while exposed.

Purists will argue that there are lens aberrations at the extremes of wide-angle and zoom. This may be true, but for the majority of users this will not be an issue and is more than compensated by the ability to do it all out of one lens. After all if you miss a shot because of changing lenses, lens aberrations are irrelevant. I cannot see any defects in the shots I have taken.

Others have spoken about the lens extending under its own weight, and this is true. However, you quickly learn to carry the camera by the lens or flick the zoom lock switch on /off with your middle / third finger so this really is not an issue.

In addition, the image stabilisation built into the lens can also sharpen images, reducing the need for a tripod - although that's still a necessity for extreme zoom and low light. Finally your camera bag will be a lot lighter, because you can leave the separate wide angle and zoom lenses behind. This lens is now permanently on my camera (Canon EOS) 450D.
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158 of 161 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good lens...does what it should. 14 Nov 2008
I'm only writing this to correct any mis-representation in previous reviews. Some people only write to complain...and aren't using the product correctly. This is a compromise lens, designed to cover a wide and commonly used focal range. As such it can't be optically 'perfect' but for the majority of peoples needs I believe it does the job superbly. I'm more than impressed with its optical performance. What it does provide is convenience and speed, great for taking those opportunist pictures that all too often seem to vanish whilst fiddling to change to other lenses of different focal length. It will be great for traveling and holidays as a 'one only' lens.
The image stabilisation is impressive and also works well with panning. Autofocus is fast although it lacks USM...which would have cost more. The build quality is much better than I expected...it is surprisingly chunky and weighty...and there are no untoward rattles! As stated, the image quality is good.
If I had one criticism it's a general Canon one...they never supply a lens hood for the price (unlike Nikon), and the lens specific hoods are always ridiculously over-priced for bits of plastic. Canon take note!
'Zoom creep' as described by another reviwer isn't really an issue, any more than with any other weighty zoom lens...even of 'L' quality. A zoom lock is built into the lens if required. I must say I haven't had to use it.
I have already had a photograph on local television with this lens within a couple of days of owning it. I think it's great...and no regrets.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent general-purpose lens 7 Mar 2010
I was looking for a lens that could be left on-camera pretty much full-time; one that covered the full range of focal lengths I felt I needed. The 18~200 EF-S is just such a lens, and given its wide zoom range it still manages to be reasonably 'fast' too. The disappointment of it not being a USM ring motor design faded quickly once I discovered how fast focusing is with this lens. Subjects instantly snap into focus. I haven't had the opportunity to try it with other camera bodies, but I doubt it would be sluggish on any other model.
The image stabilization is very impressive. It's so cool when you press the shutter-release half way and the jittery viewfinder image solidifies, or at least becomes more treacle-like. It won't make your tripod redundant, but it does improve handheld shooting considerably, especially at the 200mm end.
The lens does extend under its own weight, but why would this be a problem to anyone? Adding this lens to your camera does make it a heavy combination, so you'll likely be holding it by the lens as well as the camera anyway.
I haven't held the lens up to the rigeur of scientific scrutiny as far as optical performance goes. That's not really my thing. Life's too short. A very slight barrel distortion in my pics of Torremolinos wouldn't cause me any sleepless nights. I've taken lots of pictures with this lens and I'm more than happy with it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great All-Purpose Lens! 18 May 2012
By Marghe
I got myself the Canon 18-200mm lens as a replacement for the 18-135mm lens that was part of the EOS 550D kit I bought a few months ago. I wanted to expand the range of the zoom because sometimes I would get a bit frustrated when trying to zoom in on details or far objects and the 135mm just wasn't enough to satisfy my eye.

First impressions: tough built, heavier than the 135mm but somehow feels less bulky, fills the hand (is a wider 72mm).
The first time you try to zoom in you have to remember that it has a lock in place that you need to unlock (lower right side of the lens), which I find great for stopping the lens extending itself when I put it in the bag or take it out of it. That used to happen to me all the time with the 135.
Also for the first few days zooming in and out will require a bit more of a forceful action, until the zoom gets more "used to it" and the movement will get quicker.
The zooming, even then, is always perfectly fluid though.

The images I got so far are of daylight photography, I haven't tested it at night yet.
The results are stunning for a lens with this price tag: crisp images, handles the light perfectly, I have noticed no chromatic aberrations at any focal length or aperture. The bokeh is very pleasant to the eye.
The Image Stabiliser works wonders at the 200mm end of the zoom, taking sharp photos of faraway objects or details of closer ones.
The focusing is fast and not as loud as I expected it to be due to the lack of USM. In fact it is easily drowned by the buzz of the average day out in the city.

So far I am properly impressed by the quality that went into this lens, and since it covers such a great range, it's definitely not coming off my 550D any time soon. You would be forced to search quite a while to find a better lens for the 18-200mm zoom range. I am recommending it without a doubt.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Lense
As an Amateur Photographer, this lense has really helped to increase my skills in Photography. This lense is Highly recommended.
Published 24 days ago by Ologun Dare Dickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Percect allround objective
I have used this objective for a long time now, it is a perfect allround objective, never feel the need for changing or buying more objectives. Plus for built in image stabilizer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bulldog76
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent lens
Excellent lens able to shoot macro to zoom with one lens. This lens is fantastic quality able to take fantastic pictures,
Published 2 months ago by Michael Goodbun
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for me
I needed a new Lens for my Canon 550D which would cover me for all day-to-day shooting on a big round the world trip. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SP
5.0 out of 5 stars great lens
I brought this lens to replace two which would make it ideal to travel with and it works well for me
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Sa Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars great lense, but too loose
great lense, great photos, but the zoom is a bit too loose, so that if you hold camera in your hand and point downwards it will slide down (ie zooming in). shoudl be stiffer.
Published 4 months ago by Jan Janssen
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
I'm only starting out in photography and recent upgraded my camera to a canon 7d but needed an all round lens that would do wide and zoom. Read more
Published 5 months ago by jb007
3.0 out of 5 stars Warranty is disappointing
This is a good all round lens, but after a couple of years I have found that the image stabilisation is problematic, which leaves me with the alternative of shelling out around... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kierano
5.0 out of 5 stars beyond wonderful!!!!
This lens will take any photographer, rank amateur or highly accomplished snapper .. beyond their dreams. Read more
Published 6 months ago by graywriter1
4.0 out of 5 stars You Can With Canon
A considerable improvement over the standard camera lense... zoom, depth of field, broader angle etc - good stuff and I recommend it! :-)
Published 6 months ago by Cookie Monster
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