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Canon unveils EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens

Canon introduces the new EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, with a focal length range equiv. to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. The new lens features Canon's built in Optical Image Stabilization system which gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed roughly 4 steps faster, for better image clarity, even in shaky shooting conditions. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m/1.5 ft. at all zoom settings, this new lens is ideal for situations where swapping lenses isn't an option. The new lens will be available in October from $699.00...

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All about the new Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lensCanon today 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.

High quality optics

The 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 minimize chromatic aberration and ensure crisp, corner-to-corner detail across the zoom range. A close focusing distance of just 45cm offers photographers total framing flexibility.

4-stop Image Stabilizer

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.

No flare or ghosting

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 color balance.

Additional information: All about the new Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens
August 26, 2008
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