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Cheap lens = cheap photos!

Advantages: Worst lens for a professional but good to start out with; cheap; easy to learn with;
Disadvantages: Worst lens for a pro, frontal element rotates,

...Must make this clear that it is the older version of 18-55mm before they upgraded it to fit the 450D and above. So 400D and below. When starting out in photography; most people get entry level camera body like 400D Canon EOS, this lens ...

Annallon 03.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm F/3.5-5.6 for Canon EF-S

Kitsch Kit Lens

Advantages: Keeps the dust off the sensor!
Disadvantages: Poor quality. Poor build quality, Poor performance.

...I have both purchased and won several entry level Canon DSLR's, each of which have been furnished with this 'kit' lens. It is quite obviously the result of cost-cutting exercises at Canon in an effort to keep a headline grabbing low prices for the cam ...

davecham 26.12.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm F/3.5-5.6 for Canon EF-S

Canon EF-S 18-55mm Zoom Lens

Advantages: Cheap and light
Disadvantages: Grainy photo quality, low zoom

I recently purchased a sweet Canon 400D/XTi Rebel from Amazon.co.uk (£45 cashback!) and this standard zoom lens (Canon EF-S 18-55mm) came with it. As far as I know, you cannot purchase the Canon EF-S 18-5mm on it's own, as it's designed specifically t ...

ferocity 14.06.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm F/3.5-5.6 for Canon EF-S

A Prime Example

Advantages: Low light performance, sharpness, colour saturation and contrast
Disadvantages: Plasticy construction and poor feel of manual focus ring

Overview ------------- The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 sits in between the cheap-o f/1.8 mkII version and the ridiculously expensive f/1.2 L-series version. There was a crazy f/1.0L lens at one time but this seems to have been discontinued (presumably as nobod ...

buyer991 01.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon 75-300mm USM III - A good all-round lens but not perfect

Advantages: Speed, Appearance, Build quality, Price
Disadvantages: Picture quality at long focal distances

...I have read several positive reviews about the Canon 75-300mm USM III lens but I don't share other people's enthusiasm because it is not nearly as sharp as I would expect from a Canon lens. Of course, compared to the Canon L Series lenses, this is an ...

rabidbadger 01.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 USM MK III