Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Auto Focus Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

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Canon 18-200mm: Picture 1 regular $699.00

About Canon 18-200mm

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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.

The Canon 18-200mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 18-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast 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, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong construction, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images and Versatility

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (35),Easily interchangeable (27),Fast auto-focus (25),Consistent output (23),Superior build quality (21),Super-sharp images (19),Durable (18),Lightweight (14),Strong construction (11),Rugged (8),Versatility (4)
Heavy (11),Lens creep (9),Semi-sharp images (9),Poor build quality (6),Price (4),Slow auto-focus (3),Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (20),Sports/action (19),General purpose (15),Wildlife photos (10),Landscape photography (8),Low light (7),Night photography (7),Wildlife (6),Travel (5),Macro photography (4),Upgrade (4),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (19),Enthusiast (10),Casual photographer (3),Semi-professional (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

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

Compatible Cameras
EOS 7D Mark II, 7D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, Rebel T6s, Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i, Rebel T4i, Rebel SL1, Rebel T3i, Rebel T5, Rebel T3, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel only
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°)
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Canon 18-200mm Reviews

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(based on 90 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Very nice & sharp image

just got it 2 days ago with 50D, totally satisfied with it. For those who travel a lot having a light kit like this lens is nice. This will eliminate the hassle of bringing several lenses when traveling and changing lenses in the of an uncontrolled.


Most Liked Negative Review


Lock pin broke- Lens now stuck

I loved this lens until I used the lock. The lens will extend under its own weight so they provided a lock to hold it. I found this feature after about 6 months when I read the manual. I turned the lock on and it broke immediately. There was a rattle in the lens and soon the lens stuck. This is just what happened to another reviewer. Too bad. I used to love this lens but the lock feature was defective.

Reviewed by 90 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.


a great lens - just wish it reached 250


from Milford, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

A great lens - I love using it. although it is marginally on the heavier side. my only real complaint is i miss the fact that it doesn't reach till 250 like the sigma lens does...


Great Zoom Lens


from Arkansas

Bought this lens with a 60D camera 18 months ago. Wanted something that would work for most shooting situations. Do not like switching lenses. This is a great lens for anyone that wants to use just one lens to shoot in almost every situation they encounter. Has worked out great. Have taken over 2000 pictures so far. Could not be more satisfied. Yes the lens does creep. Yes it is a little heavy. So far these have not been major problems. Would recommend this for anyone who wants to take great photos.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Professional allrounder


from Ottestad, Norway

This is a good lens for my general use as a professional architect. The weight gives balance to steady freehand shots. Substantial lens creep is the only drawback as there is not allways a time for using the lock.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding Lens


from Hinesville, GA.  -  Photo Enthusiast

When I first bought this lens I was slightly disappointed in the photo quality. But as I have become more familiar with its high & lows in setting with camera I have discovered it capabilities and have exploited on them and it has become one of my favorites for a single carry lens whenever I travel short or long distance. Nice lens for the price.


Light, easy to use


from Lebanon NJ  -  Casual Photographer

all purpose lense that I use when I do not feel like carrying heavier lenses


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rachel y  does this lens work on a FULL FRAME camera? like the 6D?
DONALD H  Rachel- I currently use my Cannon EF-S 18-200mm lens on the Canon 60D full frame camera and it works beautifully. This camera has a c-chip sensor, so you get effectively a lens with 1.4x the stated power. This means the 18-200 becomes an 25-2;80 lens, thus giving you even more magnification without the linear distortion of 18mm close up lens.
rachel y  Hi! Thank you! Just checking-- do you mean your 6D or 60D? I bought a lens that was made for crop sensor cameras and I had to return it and now im struggling!
rachel y  does this lens work on a FULL FRAME camera? like the 6D?
DONALD H  Rachel- I currently use my Cannon EF-S 18-200mm lens on the Canon 60D full frame camera and it works beautifully. This camera has a c-chip sensor, so you get effectively a lens with 1.4x the stated power. This means the 18-200 becomes an 25-2;80 lens, thus giving you even more magnification without the linear distortion of 18mm close up lens.
rachel y  Hi! Thank you! Just checking-- do you mean your 6D or 60D? I bought a lens that was made for crop sensor cameras and I had to return it and now im struggling!
Shopper  is this a new lense ?
KELLY M  When I bought mine just over a year ago, it came in new packaging and factory sealed with warranty card. Great walkaround lens.
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