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

The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS offers Canon APS-C owners an 11x zoom range in a single lens, ideal for people who want more versatility with their DLSR Camera. This lens covers from 18mm (29mm Equivalent on Full Frame) to 200mm (320mm equivalent on Full Frame) focal lengths.

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What I Like

  • 11x Zoom Range is very conveienent

What I Don't Like

  • Focusing is loud and slower than USM lenses
  • Lens Hood not included
  • Larger than the competition

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a single lens solution I would suggest you compare this lens with the Tamron 16-300mm lens. The Tamron is smaller and offers an even greater range for right around the same cost. The Tamron includes a lens shade and uses Tamron’s USD (Ultrasonic Drive) focusing system for faster and quieter autofocus operations.

Overall User Rating

4.55 out of 5

based on 830 user reviews online.

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Focal Length 18 - 200 mm
Max Aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture f/
Minimum Focus distance 18 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.24x
Number of Elements 16
Number of Groups 12
Aperture Blade Design Not Specified
Number of Aperture Blades 6
Filter Size 72 mm
Diameter 3.1 in.
Length 4.0 in.
Weight 1.31 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed No
Distance Scale No
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Shade Optional

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