Passed through me all Kit Canon lenses with a focal length of 18-55 mm. And I immediately noticed a pattern - they are not encouraging compared to the same lensmi Nikon or Sony. 

And so it lasted until I purchased the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM

Why didn't I like the previous versions of this lens type?

Sluggish, expressionless drawing
Lack of sharpness
Cheap material execution

As for Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS STM, pleasant surprises begin when you pick it up ..

Yes, plastic - but of higher quality. The assembly itself is solid (in my copy, the zoom ring is only slightly tight).
The output picture is very sharp (moreover, in the entire range of focal lengths)
Color reproduction is calm, natural, harmonious.
About hips in this case it is difficult to say anything, but the nature of the blur in the out-of-focus zone is subjectively more pleasant
The lens holds back light perfectly
The image stabilizer pays off completely - I was able to get more or less normal images at a focal length of 55 mm and a shutter speed of 1/8 second. There were no complaints about the stabilizer when working with video - even in the case of shooting with horizontal wiring.
Silent, fast, accurate focusing
Very small MDF

And as a result - I take this lens with me to Sayany instead of the usual Canon 17-40mm f / 4.0L USM!
The reasons: completely satisfied with the sharpness; captivates with a greater run-up of focal lengths; the image stabilizer is very handy (since I often shoot video on hikes). In addition, the lens is lighter and more compact.
Below you can see examples of pictures and videos with my comment. Lens tested with Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1

F / 7.1 aperture

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1 6
F / 7.1 aperture

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Worka v kontrovom svete bez narekanij. Pochti net padeniya kontrasta otsutstvujut bliki
Backlit work - no complaints.Almost no drop in contrast, no glare

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1 5
F / 7.1 aperture

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1 4
F / 7.1 aperture

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1 gradientnyj filter
F / 7.1 aperture, gradient filter
Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1 3

F / 7.1 aperture
Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Diafragma f7.1 2

F / 7.1 aperture

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM Fokusnoe rasstoyanie 55 mm semka s rasstoyaniya MDF

 


Unfortunately, after filming the video, I discovered that dust appeared on the matrix - hence the very speck that you will see in the lower left edge of the screen.


Urban sketch

RESOLUTION TEST VERSUS CANON EF 17-40mm f / 4.0L USM

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM. Fokusnoe 24mm aperture f5.6
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS STM. Focal 24mm, diaphragm f / 5.6

Canon EF 17 40 f4.0L USM. Fokusnoe 24mm aperture f5.6

Canon EF 17-40 f / 4.0L USM. Focal 24mm, diaphragm f / 5.6

Canon EF S 18 55mm f3.5 5.6 IS STM. Fokusnoe 35mm aperture f5.6Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS STM. Focal 35mm, diaphragm f / 5.6

Canon EF 17 40 f4.0L USM. Fokusnoe 35mm aperture f5.6
Canon EF 17-40 f / 4.0L USM. Focal 35mm, diaphragm f / 5.6

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS STM sample photo

To be honest, I didn't notice any difference at 24mm.
На 35мм “элька” показала  однозначно более резкие и контрастные линии, но каких-то фкндаментальных изменений я не заметил. Конечно, на the-digital-picture.com результат более нагляден и там Canon 17-40L выигрывает — но обратите внимание на уровень хроматических аберраций у “эльки”.




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