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Many advanced photographers are rather dismissive about kit lenses that you can get with the purchase of a camera for a couple of tenners. This test shows clearly that, in the case of the Canon 18-55 mm STM IS, that is not justified.

August 2013
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Scores (no lens corrections)

RAW score

73

Resolution

74

Distortion

72

Vignet

90

Lat. C.A.

81

Scores (WYSIWYG)

JPG score

75

Resolution

Distortion

66

Vignet

93

Lat. C.A.

93

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AF speed

Test camera

Canon 700D

Filter size (mm)

  • Camera mount
Canon EF-S

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