The Best All-In-One / Walkaround / Superzoom Lenses! 6 Lenses Compared (for Canon)

Here are six of the main all-in-one / walkaround / superzoom (whatever you want to call them) lenses, all compared. They all have image stabilization.

A couple of other options are the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD, and the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. They have passable image quality – but the Sigma and Tamron lenses you see in this review are their most modern ones. There’s also the old Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (non-STM) – which is meant to be a bit softer than the STM version of the lens.

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alex says:

tamron 16-300… the top

Laurens 32 says:

can this lens work with Canon 1300D?

Justerlone says:

Hi Christopher, my compliments for your great channel. I’m watching a lot of your videos and I enjoy them so much. I’d like to ask you a question. I have a canon 600d and I just bought the 50mm f/1.8 that is great. By the way I need a wide angle lens for landscapes. I have a Canon 18-55 IS II (the kit lens) but I recognize that it’s not the best. What do you suggest for me? I’d like to have an all-in-one lens because I need it to travel and I was thinking about the Canon 18-135 IS STM. Is it way better than my 18-55 IS II? Is it worth buying it? Or is it better to buy another kind of lens, for example an ultra wide angle or telephoto? Thank you.

emad ali says:

I need review for 28mm minolta prime lens

Keno says:

is the sigma 18-200mm and 18-250mm the same from their sharpness etc.?

Lemuel Bacli says:

please do with nikon camera/lens

Ruslan Davudov says:

Does the Tamron 16-300mm has a infinity focusing option also? and how well can it handle in macro? Thinking to buy it for my Nikon D5500

Julia Engel says:

Oh, nice! A Konica FS-1 on the bookshelf. I have one in my collection too – happened to be my second SLR after I bought a Konica (Cosina …) TC-X back in 1985 alltogether with a superszoom of that time: a 35-200mm. 🙂

Muammar Gaddafi says:

Just buy a Nikon p900

Alvaro From Earth says:

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for this very thorough review, great job!

Sirojul Munir says:

how about sigma 18 250 ? i want to know about focusing

rojauspaukste says:

what about superzooms for ff?

Marki Alright says:

well good day christopher frost? are you related to christopher winter?

David Goodman says:

the are called telephoto

Κατακουζινός Κωνσταντίνος says:

hello! i am looking to buy a zoom lens on my canon 1200d. I am thinking abou the sigma 18-250mm.
what is your opinion? can you suggest me something?

Christopher Santana says:

55-250 stm?

Xiphar says:

How do u set ur picture style

007Stalled 7 says:

In June 2017 the 55-250mm IS STM is still very good for stills and video of ball games such as Junior AFL as well as Athletics including Field events.
Remember too that it equates to 88 – 400mm is 35mm equivalent so has good reach.
80D shoots 7fps
7D Mkii shoots 10fps but offers more AF tracking options than the 80D but no vari-angle touch screen.
Both APS-C sensors.

Bryan Nicolas says:

I have a question bro i really love 24 70 lens what do you recomended for me canon tamron or sigma thanks FOR NIKON**

wildbill9919 says:

I’m thinking of getting a superzoom to replace my Nikon 18-135mm. That lens has great image quality, but I’d rather have the extra reach of the Nikon 18-200 or Nikon 18-300 f/3.5-6.3.

Dee Jay says:

Christmas is coming and I want to ask for a new lens for my Canon T3i… I want something I can take with me when I hike… instead of carrying around a heavy load of lenses and tubes in my backpack (I hike mountains sometimes!). Was looking at the Tamron 18-250mm or 18-200mm, but it seems people here like the Tamron 16-300mm – and I like the thought of such versatility. What would you recommend?

Joshua Gipson says:

What is the best lense for low light video (for cannon)

Chipmunkski says:

one of the very few BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT REVIEWER in this WORLD. **well organized on important points, clear actual examples, and direct to the point inputs. ***keep up the good works sir!

Eren Jaeger says:

does the canon 18-135 work with a Canon 1300d?

Mohammad Sidrah says:

I was expecting to see the 55-250mm lense in this review! what do you think about it?

Will Matthew says:


Danzky Hiramis says:

bullshit this lens use for wildlife try to use 35mm sigma full frame one of the best lens in the world?

PotatoTech says:

I like his videos so much, they are so relaxing

Tobiel Lucas says:

Hi! do you think the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is good for my rebel t3i? does it have enough AF speed and is it too noisy when it focus?thanks

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