Kit lens with Canon XTi?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Peabody, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Peabody

    Peabody Guest

    I've been thinking of getting a used DSLR, and have looked at the
    Canon XTi as a reasonably capable low-cost option. But I have a
    question about the kit lens. A lot of XTi's on Ebay refer to the
    "Canon 18-55mm lens" or even "EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6". But I can't
    tell if that's the same lens as the one that now comes with the XS
    and XSi, which I believe is an IS lens. Can someone clear this up
    for me?

    Also, is there any reason why the current IS lens wouldn't work on
    an XTi, or even an XT for that matter?

    Peabody, Jan 13, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Nope. Ask the seller. Canon did include a non-IS version of the lens
    with many cameras, but which version is actually being sold? Well, I
    would assume that it's the non-IS version.

    So I guess that there are three different versions of this lens?
    The original EF-S 18-55mm.
    The newer EF-S 18-55mm II.
    The current EF-S 18-55mm IS.
    None at all. The camera generally doesn't care if the lens has image
    Ray Fischer, Jan 13, 2010
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    Ofnuts Guest

    The IS version is somewhat better optically, too.

    It is easy to distinguish from the non-IS version because it has an IS
    On/Off slider switch next to the AF/MF one. The ribs on the zoom rings
    are also finer and have a slight notch in the middle which makes the
    zoom ring appear divided in two.
    Ofnuts, Jan 13, 2010
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    Peabody Guest

    ransley says...
    Thanks. I checked out the shutter counter, but it says it
    doesn't work with the 400D, which is the XTi I was looking

    However, locally on Craigslist a guy is selling his XSi for
    $350 for the body, or $450 with the kit lens. That looks
    like it might be a good deal, but I've seen a lot of
    discussion on a focusing problem with that camera, with no
    response from Canon. Apparently, most cameras are fine, but
    some just don't autofocus right, and there's no way to
    correct it. So I don't know. I don't know enough to test
    it properly.
    Peabody, Jan 13, 2010
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    Charles Guest

    Lots of focusing problems with most dSLRs, as reported on the Internet.
    Canon seems to be able to fix their cameras, but the cost might not be to
    your liking.
    Charles, Jan 13, 2010
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