Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

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June 28, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

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The Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a new professional standard zoom lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation, macro capabilities and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is a lighter and more affordable alternative to the faster EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM. Read our in-depth Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a more affordable but still very capable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a more affordable but still very capable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

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The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a new moderate wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the plastic-bodied EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a more affordable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

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The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is a pancake prime lens for APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. Offering continuous AF while capturing video with compatible cameras, the ultra-slim Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM retails for just £229.99 / €279.99 / $199.99. Read our in-depth Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM review complete with full-size sample images to find out if it's worth the modest outlay.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM is a new compact L-series telezoom lens. It offers the usual high build quality of Canon's luxury lenses, optical image stabilisation, a ring-type ultrasonic motor for fast auto-focusing, and an eight-blade circular diaprhragm which promises excellent bokeh. That distinctive white coating doesn't come cheap, though, so read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Review to find out if it's worth the investment.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens was released back in 2004 as a smaller, lighter alternative to Canon's L-series telephoto lenses, yet still offering superb image quality thanks to its Diffractive Optical (DO) element. With the recent release of the 70-300mm L series lens, which we enthusiastically reviewed last week, is the slightly cheaper 70-300mm DO lens still worth considering? Read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM review to find out.

Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

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The Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a 15x ultra-zoom lens for Nikon and Canon APS-C DSLR shooters. Crucially offering built-in image stabilisation, the Tamron 18-270mm offers an effective focal range of 28-420mm, replacing at least three lenses in your camera bag. Read our Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review to find out if it's too much of a compromise or not...

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

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The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a fast standard zoom lens for Nikon and Canon full-frame DSLR shooters. Crucially offering built-in image stabilisation, something that the Big Two don't offer, the Tamron 24-70mm is also weather-sealed and cheaper. Read our Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD review to find out if it's the best standard zoom for full-frame users.

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

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The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a fast telephoto zoom lens for Nikon, Sony and Canon full-frame DSLR shooters. Offering built-in image stabilisation, the compact Tamron 70-200mm lens has a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the range. Read our Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD review to find out if it's the best fast telephoto zoom for full frame users.

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