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. Lens hood EW-78D sold separately.
Canon Australia says:
Sydney, 26 August 2008: Canon Australia responds to market demand with the launch of the highly-anticipated EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS DSLR cameras. Photo enthusiasts looking for a compact and lightweight lens with superior high magnification zoom performance need look no further.
"Traditionally enthusiast photographers buy one lens for their close up shots and another for capturing distant subjects. With this new EF-S lens from Canon they won't need to as it offers superior optical performance on both counts," stated Chris Macleod, EOS Brand Manager,, Canon Australia. "This combined with Canon's trusted optical ability and high speed Auto Focus System results in a perfect all-round lens that will help users take their photography to the next level."
More Versatility For Users The new lens features an 18-200mm high zoom ratio of up to approximately 11 times, spanning wide to telephoto (focal length image equivalent to 29-320mm in 35mm format). Enthusiast photographers will welcome the versatility this lens offers and the creative possibilities it unfolds.
The EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens fits all APS-C sized sensor models including the EOS 1000D, EOS 450D, EOS 40D and the EOS 50D. The lens also comes packaged with the EOS 50D and EOS 450D Premium Kits.
Increased Portability An attractive feature of the new lens for enthusiast photographers is its light weight and portability, perfect for travelling and situations where saving space is essential. Instead of lugging two lenses around, photographers can be confident that, when they are equipped with the EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, all their requirements are taken care of.
High Performance Technology Canon's superior Image Stabilizer Lens technology helps correct the effects of hand-held shake. This technology enables camera shake compensation of approximately four shutter speeds, giving users greater opportunity to experiment with low-light, tripod-free photography.
Product Code: 1Can18-200 IS
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