Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II EF-S Review Round-Up

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Photo Zone:

In lens land there’s no such thing as a free lunch and the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II is an example for that. Under controlled conditions (stopping down two stops at 18mm) the lens can provide very decent results – certainly more than enough for casual users who are the target group anyway. However, technically the resolution is mediocre all-in-all and at 18mm @ f/3.5 it’s downright poor. Distortions and vignetting are very high at the wide-end but no big issue at the tele end. The construction quality is soso at best. In its price range there’re few alternatives in Canon EOS mount and they probably aren’t better either. However, serious users looking for a good quality lens should save a little longer and look elsewhere. READ FULL REVIEW

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Ken Rockwell

This is a swell little lens. It works great and is easy to use. Don’t let yourself be oversold. This lens will make spectacular photos limited only by your skill and imagination. I’d rather have this lens and a 10-22mm ultrawide or a telephoto than just one fancier mid-range zoom. READ FULL REVIEW

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