- Model name: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Release Date: 26 August, 2008
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Canon EF-S
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a EF-S lens meaning it is designed for the smaller cropped sensor Canon line-up of DSLRs like EOS 650D or Rebel T4i or Kiss X6i. Apart from these 1.6x crop sensors the lens is not compatible with any of the other 35mm and APS-H sensor DSLRs from Canon. The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS has a very close minimum focusing distance of 1.48’ (0.45 meters) for a tele lens of this range offering a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:4.2. This lens has the focal length equivalent of a 29-320mm lens mounted on a full frame DSLR.
There are a total of 16 lens elements, including 2 UD (ultra-low dispersion glass or Canon’s equivalent of what Nikon says as extra-low dispersion glass) glass elements and 2 aspherical elements, arranged in 12 groups. The diagonal angle of view of the lens is 74° 20′ – 7° 50′.
Auto-focusing performance of the lens is very good and standard at par with the rest of the Canon lenses. There is however no manual focusing override options (no full-time annual focusing). You will need to flick the AF/MF switch in order to focus perfectly. A problem with this lens, just in case you’re into precise annual focusing, is that it turns only 1/8 of the barrel diameter and re-adjusts from infinity to 1.5’. So you will have t very precise when manually focusing. It is best to keep it on auto-focusing for most of the times.
Sample Images by Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS on Flickr
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Specifications
|35mm film equivalent focal length||29-320|
|Angle of view||H:64° 30′ – 6° 30′, V:45° 30′ – 4° 20′, D:74° 20′ – 7° 50′|
|No. of diaphragm blades||6|
|Min aperture||22 – 38(36)¹|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.45|
|Max magnification (x)||0.24(at 200mm)|
|AF actuator||Micro Motor|
|Filter Size (mm)||72mm|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||78.6×102|
|Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II||0.39-0.06 Not compatible at wide angles|
|Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II||0.56-0.14 Not compatible at wide angles|
|Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II||NC|