This Canon 18-200mm lens is a great super-zoom for cameras with an EF-S mount (i.e. cropped-frame cameras). It's a little larger and a bit heavier than the Canon 18-135mm lens, but it gives you more zoom and it's still compact compared to other 200mm lenses. It's a prime candidate for vacation goers who only want to bring one lens. Choosing between the two is a matter of what's important to you. The majority of travel pictures are wide-angle shots so the 18-135mm lens might suffice. If you like to zoom in on details than the extra range of the 18-200mm is the better choice. The aperture is rather average at f/3.5-5.6, but is perfectly acceptable for many situations. The Image Stabilizer works great and is a must for shooting handheld at 200mm in poor light. Among our other Canon lenses for rent, we found this lens has good optics with minimal distortion. We suggest taking it along the next time you travel.
Caution: This is an EF-S lens so it only works on cropped-frame cameras. It will not mount on Canon full-frame cameras.
Accessories supplied with lens:
- Front lens cap
- Rear lens cap
- Soft padded case