Canon and other camera manufacturers have announced their cameras with a multi-purpose lens called “lens kit”. Canon Lens Kit is a zoom lens with capacities of 18-55 mm. This means that you can take 18mm wide-angle photos and telephoto shots with a maximum of 55mm.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS Lenses

If you come from a compact camera and take pictures, which is more or less equivalent to a 3x zoom camera.

The Canon Kit lens also has IS, which means image stabilization. This is a very nice feature since Canon’s DSLR cameras have built-in image stabilization in their camera bodies.

The lens of the kit will give you decent images.

The problems with the purchase of the lens kit are the following:

  • The lens is made of plastic (and, of course, glass). Therefore, the possibility of breakage is greater than with a metal lens.
  • It is necessary to buy additional lenses to obtain the images that you think of your new digital SLR camera.

After all, that’s one of the reasons why you buy a DSLR, right? You want to change the lens to get exactly the right spot for your photos. understandable

Why not buy a better lens first? One that will cover many of your basic needs.

Here are some things you should keep in mind in your new versatile lens:

Excellent image quality – which is always the first consideration when buying a camera or accessories.

Excellent glass – the lenses are made of special glass and it is important to obtain the best possible glass

IS image stabilization is very important, especially if you hold your camera in your hand.

Excellent construction quality, together with good glass, look for a metal lens to give a long life.

HSM – it’s not always called HSM, but it looks for a target with a fast-focus motor.

Center range to cover most of your needs – 18mm is so at the wide-angle end, but throwing eligible for 200-270mm at the long end, so you can zoom in if necessary.

It’s never a mistake to buy a Canon lens for a Canon DSLR, but you’re thinking of getting a Sigma or Tamron. These companies produce excellent lenses that can save you some money compared to Canon lenses.