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Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras

Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras

Item: IM1T38056    Model: 2042B002

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  • 18 - 55 mm
  • f/3.5-5.6
  • 74.2 - 27.5 deg
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18 - 55 mmf/3.5-5.674.2 - 27.5 degEachCanon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras18 - 55 mmf/3.5-5.674.2 - 27.5 degCanon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras206.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m001385084_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m001385084_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m001385084/Canon-EF-S-2042B002-18-55-mm-f-35-56-Zoom-Lens/product_IM1T38056
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Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras
 
3.7

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (14)
  • Fast auto-focus (13)
  • Superior build quality (6)
  • Light weight (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (9)
  • Slow auto-focus (8)
  • Semi-sharp images (5)
  • Rotating front element (3)

Best Uses

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Great standard zoom for Entry Level DSLR

    I purchased this lens in October, 2007 as an replacement for the non-IS version of the kit lens of my EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Now, after one year of experience, I must admit...Read complete review

    I purchased this lens in October, 2007 as an replacement for the non-IS version of the kit lens of my EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Now, after one year of experience, I must admit that I'm very satisfied. The IS works as advertised, 0.5 seconds w/18mm and 1/6 seconds w/55mm are no problem. When I was in London last year, I was able to shot a bunch of free-hand panorama photos at the River Thames bank, which I merged into one panorama which decorates my office now.

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    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Decent Start

    Though not great, this lens is a decent start into the SLR world. Unfortunately, you'll quickly realize why it's only so-so useful when you get another lens with a better aperture, especially one...Read complete review

    Though not great, this lens is a decent start into the SLR world. Unfortunately, you'll quickly realize why it's only so-so useful when you get another lens with a better aperture, especially one that zooms in & out like this does. Even outdoors with good light, that 5.6 aperture at 55mm does a number on your shutter speed and I'm guessing that's why IS is built into it. Indoors, unless you have a tripod, really good lighting or have a very steady form, you will notice some blur, even with IS on. If you buy this with a body, it's good to help you test and experiment, but if you get a body with no lens, don't bother getting this as your first. Still, if you're new and get this with a body, use it to help you understand aspects of photography & lens technology.

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    1.0

    Throw away lens I should have waited

    By saboken

    from Walhalla, SC

    Comments about Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras:

    The lens was included with a kit and is no longer included with the T4i kits with good reason! If I knew how poorly it was built and noisy it was (useless shooting video unless you use a external mic) yes it's loud might as well shoot video next to a passing freight train, as for the build I have never seen anything made by Canon built so cheap! I though it was a counterfeit lens at first until I read others reviews if I knew canon was going to remove it from the kit and replace it with a STM version I would have waited! I had to buy a new STM lens to shoot video, I don't know what Canon was thinking when they included this piece of plastic pretending to be a Lens.

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    5.0

    Nice lense

    By kelkel

    from Milan, Indiana

    Comments about Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras:

    I'm still learning how to use this lens but I'm very pleased with it.

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    5.0

    So Happy I did

    By Reaelise

    from Botkinburg,Arkansas

    Comments about Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras:

    Just by others reviews alone sold me on this camera. I have No regrets!! Takes Beautiful pictures. Having a Lot of Fun with this camera

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    2.0

    Skip this lens

    By Reviewer AX

    from New York

    This customer has reached Vice President level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras:

    The is not a lens I can recommend. If you can spend an extra $50-$200 depending on where you're looking, go with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm or Canon EF-S 18-200mm. Those lenses have absolute superior build quality and offer much greater zoom which you no longer have to contemplate always bringing the 18-55mm with a 55-250mm or even a 75-200mm lens.

    The EF-S 18-55 is has very poor build quality to it and it is constructed mostly with plastic. After handling the aforementioned lenses, you will know exactly what I'm talking about and the fact is you will end up buying other lenses. Those whose camera came bundled with this lens barely use it after they use other lenses.

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    5.0

    Good for landscapes, buildings

    By dran_reb

    from Wisconsin

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • takes good photos at night
    • Wide Angle

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon® EF-S 2042B002 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens For Canon® EOS SLR Cameras:

        Good all-around general purpose lens, versatile enough for many situations. Relatively light weight. Good for a walk in the woods because it can capture a decent wide-angle landscape shot, yet still take a great close-up photo of an object along the trail, such as a flower. Limited zoom means it cannot get a close-up of distant wildlife, so if that's your target, you will need to consider a different lens. This lens works great for fitting buildings into the frame when standing close. I have taken some beautiful night shots of cityscapes with this lens using a tripod and long exposure.

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