Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Review

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Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Canon Lens Review.

Today we are looking at the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens.

The lens, Canon users, is a Canon EF-s lens, so that means it will not fit on full frame Canon cameras like 5d or 6d DSLR cameras.

It is designed for the series of cameras from Canon that are cropped sensor cameras and that means when you apply the 1.6 crop from a crop sensor DSLR it gives you a 35mm (full frame) equivalent focal range of about 28-300mm and that means it is perfect for travel photography.

Travel photographers always want to travel lighter than normal, carrying a lens, two lenses or three lenses around is using not convenient and they don’t have time to change lenses when things happen quickly.

That’s where the 18-200 range is going to be a great focal range for you for travel. Why?
Because you don’t have to change lenses as well you’re going to protect your sensor from dust because you’re not going to be on and off with lenses for different types of photography.

The lens at its shortest form is like so, when you zoom it does extend out to be quite large but of course when you’re not using it you can have it there.

The other great feature with this lens is that they do have a lock on the lens here which prevents it from sliding out, so when you’re walking along the lens isn’t going to extend accidentally. So that little lock that you see he is a great addition.

The 18-200mm is an “IS” lens, which from Canon means “Image Stabilizer”, so that means when you are using this in low light or when you are using it at the longer end that image stabilizer helps to prevent camera shake. No or less camera shake means sharper photos and you don’t have to carry around a tripod or monopod with you all the time.

Another great feature here along with the metal mount is that the when you go to focus the lens the actual focus ring does not rotate the end of the lens. Why is that important? Well if you were shooting landscapes with a polarizing filter, that means that once you’ve turned your polarizer to get that polarizing effect you’re after, then when you go to focus the camera it’s not a rotate that filter and change the polarising effect.

The 18-200mm is a 72mm filter size.

Its a big bit of glass, as you can see there so make sure you buy a quality Hoya UV 72mm filter to protect the lens. It’s a versatile lens from Canon, one of our biggest sellers for travel photographers or for someone who just want one lens to do all.

The image quality might not be as good as different / separate lenses like 18-55 55-250, but you know what, the versatility that this lens offers is why it is so popular.

Canon EF-s 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

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