Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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Item ID: 208167
Manufacture: Canon
Condition: New

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This warranty does not cover equipment which has been misused, tampered with, modified or damaged as a result of accident, water, grit, impact or lack of proper care as indicated in the manual of operations.

-This extended warranty covers all parts and labor.

 

Extended Warranty Program is designed to provide you with additional coverage for manufacturer defects. Electronic malfunctions always seem to happen right after the Manufacturer Warranty expires! When you purchase an extended warranty you purchase that peace of mind for those unexpected malfunctions and costly repairs, you are making a wise investment for your equipment.

Buying an extended warranty service plan not only means you are getting the highest level of customer service, but also means you can rest assure in the event your product needs repair. The technicians we have are factory trained and authorized to repair your product and we are using the most up to date computers and state of the art testing equipment needed to properly diagnose and repair your product. There is no limit to the number of repairs throughout the life of your service plan. If it is determined that your product can no longer be repaired, it will be replaced with a new product of like kind and quality.

No Added Charges You will not pay any out of pocket expenses for your repair. Unlike some protection plans that charge a deductible, your service plan covers all expenses related to repairing or replacing your product. We want to make sure you are happy with your product. If your product fails and needs repair three times for the same reason (outside the manufacturer's warranty), it will be replaced. You can sell or give your product away at any time. The coverage can be transferred to the new owner with one phone call.

Enjoy a true worry free experience for your new product. We'll keep your product working like new and if we can't, we'll buy you a new one. Our service plans are underwritten by an A+ rated insurance carrier ensuring financial protection for the entire length of your plan.

This warranty does not cover equipment which has been misused, tampered with, modified or damaged as a result of accident, water, grit, impact or lack of proper care as indicated in the manual of operations.

-This extended warranty covers all parts and labor.

 

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This option goes above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty which would not provide coverage on such damages as listed above. Although accidental coverage covers most damages it does not cover intentional damages of any kind or losses due to theft. When adding accidental coverage to your contract, your service plan will begin immediately upon the date of purchase and extend up to five full years. Adding accidental coverage guarantees that your product will perform as intended for the life of your coverage.

 
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-Accidental and Unintentional Abuse

-Mechanical Malfunctions

-Normal and Abnormal Wear and Tear

-2 Free CCD Cleaning for the Life of the Contract

-1 Free Video Head Cleaning Per Year for the Life of the Contract

 

By adding the accidental option to one of our service plans, you are enabling your purchase to be covered for unintentional damages to your product as a result of: impact or dropping, liquid damage or unintentional physical damage. Dropped coffee on your keyboard? You’re Protected, Your cell phone fell out of your hand and your LCD screen cracked? You’re Protected! Your Ipod fell as you were running and now it can no longer play music? You’re Protected! Your digital camera dropped and now cannot zoom in or out? You may be considered quite clumsy, but You’re Protected. You get the idea!


This option goes above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty which would not provide coverage on such damages as listed above. Although accidental coverage covers most damages it does not cover intentional damages of any kind or losses due to theft. When adding accidental coverage to your contract, your service plan will begin immediately upon the date of purchase and extend up to five full years. Adding accidental coverage guarantees that your product will perform as intended for the life of your coverage.

 
-Manufacturer Defects

-Impact Damage

-Sand/Grit Damage

-Accidental and Unintentional Abuse

-Mechanical Malfunctions

-Normal and Abnormal Wear and Tear

-2 Free CCD Cleaning for the Life of the Contract

-1 Free Video Head Cleaning Per Year for the Life of the Contract

 

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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The 18-200mm, like all ''vacation lenses,'' must make concessions to balance optical performance, weight and price. In this regard the Canon lens is not immune. Our copy of the Canon 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS seemed to be very slightly out of alignment, with the effect most noticeable at 18mm (the sharpest region is at the bottom of the frame rather than the center).

Set to 18mm, wide-angle performance is good wide open at ƒ/3.5 (sharp in the center, mdoerately soft in the corners), becoming excellent as you stop down to ƒ/5.6, where it is essentially sharp across the frame. Diffraction limiting begins to set it at ƒ/8, though it doesn't impact on sharpness until ƒ/16; even at ƒ/16, we're seeing only 2 blur units across the frame. Using the ƒ/22 aperture setting produces a softer image, at 3 units across the frame.

We've certainly seen a lot worse, but if we have to pick on anything in this lens it would be its slightly-soft corners when used at its widest apertures. This softness is present at focal lengths below 80mm, where we are seeing upwards of 4-6 blur units in the corners. Still, the central portion of the frame is remarkably sharp, around 1.5 blur units at pretty much any combination of focal length and aperture. Stopped down to ƒ/5.6-ƒ/8, and the corners become much sharper.

At its smallest apertures (ƒ/22-36) image quality suffers above ƒ/22; Canon seems to have included smaller apertures when the lens is zoomed out because they can. However, diffraction limiting takes a large toll on image sharpness, where we see 4-6 blur units across the frame at these small apertures.

As is typical of ''vacation'' lenses, the 18-200mm must be stopped down to achieve optimal performance, however, instead of the usual ƒ/8 benchmark the 18-200mm does well at ƒ/5.6 pretty much across the lens' range of focal lengths. At telephoto settings (>135mm) you'll see the lens' best performances at ƒ/8 or ƒ/11.

 

Chromatic Aberration 
The lens' resistance to chromatic aberration isn't anything to write home about, but given the price point and other features packed into it, it's not bad, either. The lens is optimized in the mid-range of its focal lengths (50-80mm), where it shows low CA throughout the frame (~3/100ths of a percent of frame height) and only slightly more in the corners (~5/100ths).

As is typical of wide-angle lenses, CA is exacerbated in the corners of the image when used at wide-angle settings (18mm), where we see increasing amounts of CA as the lens is stopped down (3-6/100ths of a percent of frame height throughout, 7-9/100ths of a percent in the corners). CA performance is fairly constant between 135mm and 200mm, just slightly worse than the midrange, but better than wide-angle performance.

Image Circle APS-C
Type Standard Zoom
Focal Length 18 - 200mm
APS Equivalent 29 - 320mm
Max Aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Min Aperture f/22
Diaphragm Blades 6 (rounded)
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups, including 2 UD and 2 aspherical elements
Diagonal Angle of View 74.3 to 7.8 degrees
Focus Details Gear-driven by DC monitor; AF/MF switch
Front Element Rotation No
Zoom System Rotary
Closest Focus 0.45m / 1.48 ft.
Magnification Ratio 0.24x / 1:4.2
Filter Size 72mm

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