Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II review

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II review

TTX Canon Zoom LENS EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 II
Focal length: 18-55mm (EGF 29-88mm for Canon APS-C 1.6x)
Diaphragm: F / 3.5-5.6
Number of aperture blades: 6 pieces
MDF: 28sm
Front Filter Diameter: 58sm
Optical design: 11 elements in 9 groups (data may not be accurate)
The weight: 190g

The simplest versions (without IS, USM, STM):

Versions with USM-motor:

Versions with Image Stabilizer IS:

Versions with STM-motor and image stabilizer IS:

Versions for mirrorless cameras with bayonet mount Ef-m:

Version for mirrorless cameras with bayonet mount R (RF-S):

The main parameters of all Canon 18-55 for SLR cameras

The main parameters of all Canon 18-55 for SLR cameras. increase.

In this review, there is a minimum of information because Radozhiva already has a review of the version of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IIIwhich is a very similar lens to the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II.

The differences between II and III are in different MDFs (28cm and 25cm) and different weights (200g and 190g), I did not find information about the differences in optical schemes. I would be grateful for reliable sources on the optical schemes of lenses Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II и Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 III.

When working with lenses of the second and third versions I did not find any significant differences. If you become familiar with Review of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 III, then everything written for the III version of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 is true for the II version.

Example photo on a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f \ 3.5-5.6 IS II

Example photo on a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f \ 3.5-5.6 IS II. Macro.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II Is a whale lens, quite old, not having a good aperture and image stabilizer. The lens has an average focusing speed, a plastic case. The image quality is normal, with good sharpness in the center of the frame, a strong distortion of 18 mm. The lens gives a fairly contrasting picture and is not afraid of backlight. A good plus in the lens is the ability to shoot at close range (macro).

Example photo on a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f \ 3.5-5.6 IS II

Example photo on a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f \ 3.5-5.6 IS II. Bokeh

Sample photos on the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II lens

All sample photos taken on camera Canon 30D, RAW -> JPEG, Q = 80%, without treatment, reduced size to 2MP and imprinted data from EXIF.

Personal experience

Whale lenses without stabilizer series Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 really very similar in appearance and image quality.

Photo on Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II

Photo on Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II

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Conclusions:

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II - a simple whale lens that comes with many cameras. This is one of the modifications of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 lens line. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II lens does not boast good performance, but it attracts an affordable price and the ability to use a wide angle at 18mm. I did not find any fundamental differences in work and image quality compared to the model Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 III

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Comments: 3, on the topic: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 II review

  • Pastor

    Gave this lens to the Canon 400D. The quality is more than satisfied, given the price and age of the carcass and lens. There is one problem in the form of error 99, but I knew that it was the broken lens that was given to me. After all, you can always twist over the lens and make some kind of Frankenstein out of it. In general, the quality is pleasant. Before that he used Nikonov, their whale was good. Having bought this set and taking pictures 10-15, I looked at them on the screen of the camera and was somehow upset. But then downloading them to the phone, the honor of the whale was restored. Just a 400d screen is far from exemplary (although good for its time). In general, Canon's whale 18-55 is not much inferior to Nikon's whale. A little more distortion at the short end, a little worse constructive. But the sharpness is generally acceptable, there is not much soap on open diaphragms. Great thing to start with.

  • dsgp

    I used it on Canon 1200, I bought fixes of 50 mm 1.8 stm and 24 mm 2.8 stm, after which I realized that in addition to sharpness, the glass is also responsible for color reproduction, but this is very cool with this lens. Now I switched to Nikon and this lens is very lacking)

  • Paul

    Please explain: will there be any difference in the quality of photographs when shooting with this lens and the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 lens in sunny weather?
    Will there be a difference in the quality of the photo, for example, when shooting with these lenses in sunny weather with the same aperture? Say, if both have the same focal lengths and apertures on a normal clear day, will there be a difference in the photographs?

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