In previous articles we have discussed about some of the options for Nikon lens kit , it is now the turn for Canon DSLR cameras. If for Nikon lens options we are relatively few, Canon provides a variation kit lens quite a lot. Here are some of his kit lens options:
1. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
This popular kit lenses are usually sold with the camera body EOS 600D, 650D and 60D and has experienced three changes. When the purchased package, this lens is priced very cheap. For example, when we buy the EOS 650D body only, we pay around Rp. 7 million, but when buying packages 650D kit 18-55mm + we just pay around Rp 7.8 million, so the net price of the lens is approximately USD 800 thousand. Meanwhile, when purchased separately, the price is around Rp. 1.7 Million.
These lenses are cheap and although the picture quality is limited and the quality of ordinary material, but has a decent feature. Equipped with image stabilizer which saves 4 stop exposure and has mfd quite short , about 25cm.
DPReview calls this version of the lens is much better than the previous generation and features of its IS function very well, so overall function as a basic kit lens is very satisfied.
2. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Super-zoom lens is usually offered a package with the camera body EOS 600D, 60D and 7D. This lens had upgraded to the latest version with the STM (stepping motor) which costs Rp. 1 million more expensive than the non-STM. Canon claimed STM can improve the capacity and speed of autofocus and more silent. When purchased bundled with the EOS 7D, for example, we could save Rp. 2 Million instead of having to buy it separately.
Photozone claims that this lens is much better than the kit lens 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, has autofocus is quite good but you should use a wide aperture avoided because the results are quite soft.
3. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
These lenses are used typically sold bundled with a Canon EOS 60D camera body. In quality, this lens is better than the 18-55mm kit lens, and it's reflected in the price difference between the two which is about Rp. 4 Million (17-85 more expensive).
4. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
The kit lens is usually sold bundled with the Canon EOS 7D.
The kit lens is acknowledged to have optical and mechanical performance is excellent as a kit lens. CameraLabs call this lens as a multi-purpose lens for owners of high-quality crop camera. Ken Rockwell calls that the lens is sharp, did not disappoint and perhaps bokehnya.
5. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Maybe this is the only lens series L (luxury) is used as the kit lens). The lens is sold with a full frame camera body Canon EOS 5D mark II. When purchased separately, the price can be up to Rp. 10 Million, but when purchased with the 5D MK III valued around Rp. 8 Million.
As the L series lenses, this lens has good optical quality and the quality of the material is very strong. Luminous Landscape calling this lens a lens that is very practical and capable.Photozone wrote that this lens is very impressive and the resolution is also very good.