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Canon EF-S 18-200mm telephoto lens

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Tuesday 26th, August 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

Canon strengthens its EF-S series of lenses with the launch of a versatile new model: the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. With an equivalent focal length of 29-320mm, the lens offers an 11x zoom range - making it a powerful, lightweight alternative to carrying multiple lenses. The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is designed exclusively for use with EOS cameras featuring an EF-S lens mount - including the new EOS 50D, EOS 1000D, EOS 450D, and earlier models. The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS features a 16 element, 12 group construction. This includes UD and aspherical lens elements, which minimise chromatic aberration and ensure crisp, corner-to-corner detail across the zoom range.

Canon EF-S 18-200mm telephoto lens

Canon 18-200mm telephoto lens
The Canon EF-S 18-200mm telephoto lens has an close focusing distance of just 45cm offers photographers total framing flexibility. A Canon 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer - specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range - works to counteract image blur that can occur when shooting handheld, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects. Plus, because the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
Reflection off a digital camera’s image sensor can cause flare and ghosting. To suppress this, the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS uses optics treated with Canon’s patented Super Spectra coatings - for crisp, undistorted images with natural colour balance. The Canon 18-200mm lens has a suggested retail price of $699 USD.

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