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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras
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- 18-200mm focal length, Closest Focusing Distance : 1.48 ft./0.45m (maximum close-up magnification 0.24x)
- 28.8-320mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras, 72mm filters
- F3.5-5.6 maximum aperture; F22-38 minimum
- Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing. Image stabilization, 4 stops
- Canon EF-S mount for APS-C DSLRs
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||—||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Micro-type ultrasonic||manual-focus||Ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 4.02 x 3.11 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||3.27 x 4.09 x 3.27 in||2.91 x 3.5 x 2.91 in||2.8 x 4.4 x 2.8 in||3.11 x 4 x 3.11 in|
|Item Weight||1.31 lbs||5.6 ounces||1.16 lbs||1.04 lbs||—||1.29 lbs|
|Lens Type||standard-zoom||Prime lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||zoom||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 millimeters||50 millimeters||105 millimeters||250 millimeters||250 millimeters||300 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||18 millimeters||55 millimeters||18 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 millimeters||49 millimeters||77 millimeters||62 millimeters||—||72 millimeters|
The Canon 2752B002 EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens is compact, lightweight and has a wide magnification range. It 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 you can see the stabilized images through the viewfinder. And the circular aperture can give beautiful background blur effects. What's in the box: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Autofocus Lens,Front & Rear Lens Caps, 1-Year Warranty.
From the Manufacturer
Compact, lightweight 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 EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens: Recommended by dpreview.com
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This lens is really sharp, so much so that I can blow up a selected portion of a photo in Photoshop and it's still pretty sharp. This effectively comes close to giving me the equivalent of a 600 mm telephoto (in 35 mm film) in a walk-around lens.
Unfortunately, the lens vignettes (i.e. the corners of the photos are dark relative to the center of the photo). The vignetting is most pronounced in the longer telephoto range. It is especially noticeable with a background that's uniform in color and lighting, such as a blue or overcast sky. Further, the darkening is more pronounced in the upper left corner compared to the upper right. I can correct most of the vignetting in Photoshop, but that program does not deal so easily with the differential darkening between the corners, thus some darkening remains. (Advanced Photoshop techniques should be able to deal with that, but so far I have not expended the necessary effort). Because photos I shoot tend to be more varied in color, lighting, and with more detail in the lower corners, the vignetting is not so noticeable there; thus I have no comment at this time re the behavior in those corners.
The lens also has a very heavy front element. When the lens is on the camera,and that combination is on the strap around my neck, this tends to keep pulling the combination down and then the weight further pulls the lens out into the fully extended telephoto position. Rather inconvenient!
But for these problems, I have would given this lens a 5 star rating; instead I gave it a 3.
Update: The lens is incredibly sharp. I took this lens as my only lens on a recent Mediterranean cruise. While docked in Pireas (Athens) I took a rock-steady, hand-held photo of a distant cruise ship at the 200mm setting -- like a 330mm shot for an old 35mm film guy like me. The cruise ship was still kinda small, so I cropped the photo in Photoshop to what's the equivalent of about a 1000mm shot (for 35mm film) and it's still incredibly sharp! Imagine having that kind of telephoto magnification in a camera you can carry around your neck! On this same cruise, I took lots of other photos at all the focal lengths offered by this lens, and all are good except when I myself messed them up! Vignetting is still a problem though, and I had to spend a lot of time in Photoshop applying fixes to many of the photos from that same trip: So still a 4 rating.
Cons: Hmm, don't know if this is normal, but 135mm-200mm doesn't seem too drastic of a difference; I've taken shots at both ranges and they seem to be nearly the same :(. Is there a defect with mine? Lens creep does come in when you're zoomed at 24mm and facing the lens toward the ground.
Pros: Great grip; the zoom bar is very wide and has a nice grip! The zoom placement is also very nice; you use your index finger to adjust the zoom! It's also not too heavy either!
Overall: Get this. It's cheaper than an 18-135, and works just as well if not better!!
Update: December 1, 2013. At 18mm you will be at f/3.6. 24mm you'll be at f/4.0. Roughly 40mm you'll be at f/4.5. 50mm f/5.0. 80mm+ f/5.6.
Love the fact that you can lock the lens at 18mm. Good for carrying it around without getting "boner lens."
Sports photography can be a pain sometimes (indoors) when you have to constantly adjust the iso and or shutter speed due to the change in aperture.
The image quality, to me is good. I took some hand held shots of a full moon this morning, against a dark sky, with the kit lens and this one. I used various 18-55mm zoom settings, 1/60 - 1/750 s, at various f #s and ISO settings. No matter how I processed the raw images, this 18-200 was always clearer than the 18-55 kit lens. Although not very scientific, that was the only test I needed to convince me about the image quality. It even out performed my lower priced Canon 75-300mm, f4-5.6, EF lens, no surprise. I think the '-S' made the difference with that test.
Although a big expense, for me, I am totally happy with this 18-200 lens. My 18-55 kit lens will only now be used when weight is of importance, as in a day long trip to Disney Land. Even in that case, it would be a hard choice not to carry this lens. :)