A grown-up version of the 18–55mm lens, with more reach, but optics are kit-like or average for the class. In our tests, stabilization increased hand-holdability by 2–3 stops.
Bundled often as a kit with the Canon EOS 7D and 50D, this APS-C format zoom ($450, street) is for shooters who want more than a bare-bones 18–55mm kit lens without paying $575 (street) for the extra reach of Canon’s 18–200mm IS superzoom.
This new 29–216mm equivalent boasts image stabilization, internal focusing, an ultra-low-dispersion (UD) glass element for suppressing fringing and boosting contrast. There’s also an aspheric element of molded glass for distortion control at a fairly compact size.
|Range:||Wide Angle |
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||18 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||135 mm|