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

Covering a huge range from 18mm to 200mm the new EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS makes for a great all-purpose lens. Compact, lightweight and a wide magnification range – this standard zoom lens features a wide focal length range from normal to telephoto equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. It features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. Since Canon’s optical image stabilization system is in the lens, not in the camera, you can see the stabilized, steadier images through the viewfinder. And the circular aperture can give beautiful background blur effects. This new wide zoom ratio EF-S lens delivers excellent high-speed performance at an affordable price.

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups, including UD-glass and aspherical lenses
Diagonal Angle of View 74° 20′ – 7° 50′ (with APS-C image sensors)
Focus Adjustment Gear-driven by DC monitor
Closest Focusing Distance 1.48 ft./0.45m (maximum close-up magnification 0.24x)
Zoom System 5-groups helical zoom (rotational angle 80°)
Filter Size 72mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.1 in. x 6.40 in./78.6 x 162.5mm (maximum lens length)
Weight: 20.99 oz./595g

Source: http://www.usa.canon.com

KerryG

Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Why no USM? Bummer.

  3. kais says:

    Why no USM? Bummer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Its a good way to save money I guess.

  5. kgarrison says:

    Its a good way to save money I guess.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This looks really interesting, but I'm concerned about what the image quality will be like. I keep reading bad reviews of the EF-S 17-85, and I can't imagine that this lens will be better.

  7. Anonymous says:

    bad reviews of the EF-S 17-85? I use that lens to shoot most of the weddings I do and get excellent results. This new lens has even better image stabilization and since it is f/3..5 – f5.6 versus the 17-85 which is f/4 – f/5.6 it will allow you to shoot in much darker settings than the 17-85 will.

  8. Bryan says:

    This looks really interesting, but I'm concerned about what the image quality will be like. I keep reading bad reviews of the EF-S 17-85, and I can't imagine that this lens will be better.

  9. kgarrison says:

    bad reviews of the EF-S 17-85? I use that lens to shoot most of the weddings I do and get excellent results. This new lens has even better image stabilization and since it is f/3..5 – f5.6 versus the 17-85 which is f/4 – f/5.6 it will allow you to shoot in much darker settings than the 17-85 will.

  10. Bryan says:

    This looks really interesting, but I'm concerned about what the image quality will be like. I keep reading bad reviews of the EF-S 17-85, and I can't imagine that this lens will be better.

  11. kgarrison says:

    bad reviews of the EF-S 17-85? I use that lens to shoot most of the weddings I do and get excellent results. This new lens has even better image stabilization and since it is f/3..5 – f5.6 versus the 17-85 which is f/4 – f/5.6 it will allow you to shoot in much darker settings than the 17-85 will.

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