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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

18-55mm Image Stabiliser Kit Lens

Advantages: very good optics at 18mm. Image stabilisation works very well. VERY light, VERY cheap,
Disadvantages: Slow Auto Focus, comparatively poor optical quality at longer ranges, looks and feels cheap

...previous reviews for this item seem to be for the "old" kit lens. The item reviewed here is the Image stabilised version of this lens. It is the kit lens for the Canon EOS 450D. This is one of the most under-rated EFS lenses canon makes. The Image St ...

cykosinon 05.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm F/3.5-5.6

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

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

A useful gem not to be abused

Advantages: Sharpness all around, good minimum aperture, gives great dramatic perspective
Disadvantages: None that I can think of

This lens can be extremely useful if used in the right situations and on the right subject. It is a very wide angle and gives a very dramatic perspective and great depth to images, especially when used for landscapes, with a good foreground; it makes t ...

Librelola 13.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Nikon Nikkor wide-angle lens - 20 mm F/2.8