Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Auto Focus Lens - Refurbished

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About Canon 18-200mm

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.

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The Canon 18-200mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 18-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 18-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 18-200mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (74),Easily interchangeable (54),Consistent output (48),Durable (38),Lightweight (31),Strong construction (29),Fast auto-focus (25),Superior build quality (21),Super-sharp images (19),Rugged (16),Versatility (5),Nice bokeh (3)
Heavy (21),Lens creep (21),Semi-sharp images (9),Slow focus (8),Poor build quality (6),Poor in low light (4),Price (4),Weak casing (3),Slow auto-focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (47),Sports/action (37),Wildlife photos (27),General purpose (21),Low light (17),Enthusiast (16),Night photography (14),Weddings (14),Landscape photography (11),Macro photography (9),Travel (9),Wildlife (9) Upgrade (7),Portraits (4),Video (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (39),Semi-pro photographer (13),Casual photographer (10),Pro photographer (6),Semi-professional (4)

Canon 18-200mm Features

  • The standard zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining the compactness and lightness of previous models. Its stabilization allows sharp hand-held shots at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible
  • It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an Aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range and a circular aperture for exquisite rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds

Canon 18-200mm Specifications

12 groups /16 elements
Angle of view
74° 20' - 7° 50' (with APS-C image sensors)
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
1.48 ft./0.45m
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
6.4" x 3.1" / 162.5 x 78.6mm
21oz. / 595g
Zoom System: 5-groups helical zoom (rotational angle 80°)

Canon 18-200mm Reviews

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(based on 137 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Vacation lens

I've carried a number of good lens on vacation only to find that they were a bother to those that I traveled with. This all in one lens is perfect for converting my Canon 40D into a high resolution snapshot camera. The pictures are far superior to an integrated camera and I no longer need the bulk of multiple lens while traveling or the risk of dust getting in the body because of outdoor lens changes. Highly recommended and built to the perfect price point.


Most Liked Negative Review



I have three Canon DSLR's, D60, 20D and a 5D mrkII. I knew this lens would not work on my Mark II. I bought it primarily for my D60 which is an older camera. It would not fit my D60 either and I didn't need it for my 20D. It seemed like an adequate lens and was built well, but not what I wanted. I purchased a Sigma lens instead that fits on all three camera's .

Reviewed by 137 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Does a Nice Job


from Colorado

I haven't used this lens much, but so far I have been very pleased with it. It seems a little heavy, but I need just a single lens to carry on travels. So far I have nothing bad to say about the lens.


superb value , maximum coverage


from Portland Oregon

My first DSLR was the Canon kit which included the 60D w/ the 18-200 Lens. I still own the lens, but not the camera. I've read all of the reviews, and would like to say that the cons on this lens are not a big deal, and easy to live with, considering what this lens does, especially for the money!! And YES, if you take care of your things, it makes all the difference in the world. This lens may not take the abuse that other more expensive lenses do. I don't consider this lens a poor build at all, it's just not an "L" lens, which causes some to rate it down. I now use it on my 7d and love it. I also own a 5d mrk III. The lenses I own are: (all Canon) EF-S 15-85 / 18-135 / 18-200 EF "L" 16-35 @ F-2.8 "L" 24-70 @ F-2.8 "L" 24-105 @ F-4

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great general purpose lens


from Nashville TN

I bought this lens in Oct, 2008 to replace the Canon 28-135. I like the longer focal length so I do not have to change lenses. Less chance of getting dust on the sensor. After 5 1/2 yrs of using it, I have had no problems to speak of. Barrel is still very tight, very very few specks of dust in the lens. I and my wife travel extensively and the lens is always used. Auto focus is as fast as with the lens with the USM. Some people complain about chromatic abberation, however I have not had any problems with that even with enlargements. Yes, there is lens creep but then if you know that up front, which a person should from looking at the lens prior to buying it, then it is not a problem. Quality wise it is not an L lens but then neither is the price. If people take care of their equipment and don't abuse it, then the lens should last a long long time or until Canon comes out with an upgrade you would want. I have used this lens with the T1i, T2i, 60D, and now the 70D.


Not particularly good


from Pullman, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've had this lens for about a month. I've used it for some landscape, some street pictures around town and some shots of flower gardens and macro photos of flowers. I've used it on a 50D body and a T3i body about equally. I've shot three or four hundred frames with it. Overall, I'd say that it's a pretty mediocre lens. has described it as "substandard". It is reasonably sharp at the center of the frame at all focal lengths, but it is very soft at the edges at both ends of the focal length range. The edges only get reasonably sharp in the middle of the range and when stopped down to f/8-f/11. It has high chromatic aberration at both ends of the focal length range and very high vignetting, as well. It's main claim to fame is the wide range of focal lengths. The focus is also reasonably quick and accurate. I never noticed any focus problems. Having said all of this, it is possible to take acceptable pictures with it. I'm going to use it for snapshot type photos and when I want to travel light, and only want to take a single body and lens. It'll be for when I am more interested in recording where I have been than in getting the best quality images. I bought this lens used from Adorama. It was rated by them as "D" grade and I was very impressed with the packing and quality. It arrived wrapped in three layers of bubble wrap and in pristine condition. If it had come out of a Canon box, I would have thought it was new. So, I'm completely happy with the Adorama service.


Great Perchase


from Tampa, FL

This lens has become my favorite to use. I use it for a bit of everything from landscape to weddings and everything in between. though I dislike the fact that the lens will not stay at the zoom I am at if I tip the camera forward even slightly.


Excellent condition


from Oak Ridge, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Replaced 2 other lenses. Clean, scratch free, like new.


Canon 18 200


from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excelent price!! The lens is pretty heavy, it takes some time to get used to this. Lens creep is un-avoidable and veeery anoying. Auto focus is relatively fast and accurate. I may prefer a 18-135mm due to weight and simplicity of mechanism. Creep may not be such an issue and it is still very powerful zoom lens.


Great lens


from Park Forest, Il  -  Casual Photographer

Going to use it for vacation trips as an all in one lense instead of carrying diiferent lenses.I love the size and wide range of this lense.Its a little on the heavy side but alot lighter than carrying a camera bag and having to change lenses.


Great Vacation lens


from near Savannah, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I call this my Vacation Lens - it covers a wide range and replaces my 2 lenses I normally take on vacation. The lens take nice sharpe photos at all but the 18mm setting. Some distortion on the edges at the 18mm setting. Would deffinately reccomend this to anyone looking for a wide range lense. A little heavy and has lens creap but the lock works easily.


Excellent decision


from Sacramento, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Refurbished lens arrived in excellent condition; used the lens immediately; got excellent results; plan to use lens extensively


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN B  Canon has a good reputation for their quality lenses. This is a versatile lens from wide angle to telephoto uses. The IS feature is a real plus. Adorama offers reliable refurbished lenses.
Shopper  will it work on a canon eos 1ds mk2?
VIVIAN B  Sorry, I have no idea!
Henry R  lens is made ??japan or taiwan?
TEDD P  Taiwan
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