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

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

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

B&H # CA1820035 MFR # 2752B002
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Product Highlights

  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-320mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/36
  • Two Aspherical Elements, Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Micro Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 6-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

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An ideal all-around lens, the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS from Canon is a 28.8-320mm equivalent zoom covering a versatile wide-angle to telephoto range. Using both aspherical and ultra-low dispersion elements, color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and spherical aberrations are well-controlled for a high degree of sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a DC Micro Motor autofocus system delivers quick focusing performance and a minimum focusing distance of 1.5' is available for close-up shooting.

All-in-one zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs, and offers a 28.8-320mm equivalent focal length range.
Two ultra-low dispersion elements are used to control color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize greater color accuracy and clarity.
Two aspherical elements are used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A DC Micro Motor autofocus system provides quick focusing performance and a dedicated AF/MF switch allows for quick switching between auto and manual focusing methods.
Rounded six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803092752
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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • E-72 II 72mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

    Focal Length 18 - 200mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 28.8 - 320 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 - 36
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 74° 20' - 7° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' / 45 cm
    Magnification 0.24x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.09 x 4.02" / 78.6 x 102 mm
    Weight 1.31 lb / 595 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.5 x 5.5"

    Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

    EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 499.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very convenient The best camera and lens are the camera and lens that with you when you need to take a picture. This lens may not be the best lens ever made by Canon, but it has a very special place in my heart. Whenever I go out with my wife and daughter, especially when heading to a new location, I will bring this lens with me instead of my EF 40mm or my EF-S 60mm. This lens is the reason why I have not bought a 70-200mm lens yet. This is because I don't want to be swapping lens or miss a shot because 70mm is too long. Some of the shots of my daughter are the get it now or forget about it shots. For this type of shooting, the 18-200mm range is perfect.
    Date published: 2013-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good all rounder lens Buying this lens will save you a lot of $$$$ and the hassle of switching lenses. This lens is just a perfect lens for me .. Earlier I used to to carry two lenses the 18-55mm and the 75-250mm but realized I never used the 75-250mm zoom lens in the same trip as it was painful to switch lenses. With this 18-200 I am so happy that i get the zoom that I need without the news to switch lenses. What I don't like about the lens is the weight, the basis design flaw where the lens creeps out due to its own weight and the slow / inaccurate focus speed. Having said that even with all these flaws it is a superb lens and I just love it.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 18-200 Review Many great things about this lens, zoom, speed of focus, compact size verses zoom. Once in a while the auto focus get's confused on trickier shots, but the manual override can fix that when necessary. It's a heavy lens and the zoom slides out when pointed down if you don't have it locked, which wouldn't be terrible but the zoom lock is very poorly designed and cumbersome to use. Apparently a screw came out inside my lens, which I learned is a known issue. Canon will be repairing it at no cost to me. If all is well following the repair, I would rate this lens as a must have for the casual to semi serious photographer. It's a "one-lens" solution for me.
    Date published: 2011-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All Around lense This is a great all around lense to keep on the camera where medium light and zoom might be necessary. I've taken this on many trips because of the versatility and relatively compactness all in one lense. Takes great photos and the 200 zoom is very handy for my needs. I have used this for sports and does relatively well in bright lighting but use the 70 - 200 2.8 lense for all other important low light , fast sports photography shots as this lense suffers for fast low light. The lenses after 2 months creeps and won't stay in place but for the overall versatiitly and compactness I just use the lock for the lense when not in use.
    Date published: 2009-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all-around lens I've taken many amazing pics with this lens and others not so much. The auto focus is spot on about 95% of the time, but at other times I switch to manual just to make sure. Auto focus is very quick and works well with rapid fire shots. I have no complaints about the image quality. The lens is pretty heavy and large, but if I'm only taking one lens with me it has to be this one. It is very shock resistant. I'm a mountaineer and have taken this up many peaks while banging it against rocks (on accident of course). The picture quality has not suffered in the least. Excellent lens for anyone who wants to own just one.
    Date published: 2011-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Lens This lens is one of the canon package options when buying a DSLR and that is a great time to get it! I chose it for the added versatility over the other option (18-55 or 18-135) and for only $100 more. Ultimately you will get a $$lens for around $300 when buying as a package. It is a 72mm front element which allows for great light and color depth. In addition it's versatile and if you are thinking about making the purchase when starting out, it may help prevent you from having to buy multiple lenses at once. Also for active photographers who tend to hike gear into remote places,it reduces the weight of your pack. Also a much sturdier barrel than any of the other stock lenses.
    Date published: 2015-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all purpose lens This is my 2nd 18-200 lens which I received 3/9/16. The IS quit working on the first one I got in Oct, 2008. I was very happy with the first one and the 2nd one seems very good also. One thing I noticed is that there is no lens creep. The zoom ring seems to have much more resistance. I just got back from a 3 week trip and have taken several hundred pictures with it am very pleased with the performance of the lens. My first lens stayed nearly dust free for the years I used it and hope this one will do the same. With the zoom range you do not have to change lenses and therefore much less chance of getting dirt on the sensor. Auto focus seems fast even though it does not have USM.
    Date published: 2016-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from superb value , maximum coverage My first DSLR was the Canon kit which included the 60D w/ the 18-200 Lens. I still own the lens, but not the camera. I've read all of the reviews, and would like to say that the cons on this lens are not a big deal, and easy to live with, considering what this lens does, especially for the money!! And YES, if you take care of your things, it makes all the difference in the world. This lens may not take the abuse that other more expensive lenses do. I don't consider this lens a poor build at all, it's just not an "L" lens, which causes some to rate it down. I now use it on my 7d and love it. I also own a 5d mrk III. The lenses I own are: (all Canon) EF-S 15-85 / 18-135 / 18-200 EF "L" 16-35 @ F-2.8 "L" 24-70 @ F-2.8 "L" 24-105 @ F-4
    Date published: 2014-07-29
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