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

Product Summary


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.

The lens has the external dimensions of 3.1” x 6.40” weighing 595 grams. The filter size specification of the lens is 595 grams. Available at Amazon | AdoramaB&H.

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Specifications

35mm film equivalent focal length29-320
Angle of viewH:64° 30′ – 6° 30′, V:45° 30′ – 4° 20′, D:74° 20′ – 7° 50′
Construction (elements/groups)16/12
No. of diaphragm blades6
Min aperture22 – 38(36)¹
Closest focusing distance (m)0.45
Max magnification (x)0.24(at 200mm)
Distance informationYes
Image stabilizer4-stops
AF actuatorMicro Motor
Filter Size (mm)72mm
Max. diameter x length (mm)78.6×102
Weight (g)595
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II0.39-0.06 Not compatible at wide angles
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II0.56-0.14 Not compatible at wide angles
Lens hoodEW-78D
Soft caseLP1116
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x IINC


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Purchase options

EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H