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Ok, I'm confused now... I'd like to buy a 20D or 350D/Rebel XT, and I want the 18-55 IS EF-S lens. My confusion lies in that there seem to be several "kit" lenses being offered with these cameras. Amazon has the 20D with a USM 18-55 EF-S, but it doesn't seem to be IS: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002XQJFA/qid=1110088531/s r=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-2142270-9810543?v=glance&s=photo&n=507846 And they have the Rebel XT with a 18-55 EF-S non-USM EF-S, which doesn't seem to be IS either: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007QKN22/102-2142270-9810 543?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance Are there *three* different 18-55 EF-S lenses: non-USM, USM, and USM/IS? Is the IS available as a kit lens with either the 20D ...

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    Default 20D/Rebel XT lens confusion

    Ok, I'm confused now...

    I'd like to buy a 20D or 350D/Rebel XT, and I want the 18-55 IS EF-S
    lens. My confusion lies in that there seem to be several "kit" lenses
    being offered with these cameras. Amazon has the 20D with a USM 18-55
    EF-S, but it doesn't seem to be IS:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002XQJFA/qid=1110088531/s
    r=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-2142270-9810543?v=glance&s=photo&n=507846

    And they have the Rebel XT with a 18-55 EF-S non-USM EF-S, which doesn't
    seem to be IS either:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007QKN22/102-2142270-9810
    543?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

    Are there *three* different 18-55 EF-S lenses: non-USM, USM, and
    USM/IS? Is the IS available as a kit lens with either the 20D or Rebel
    XT, or only as a separate purchase?

    TIA

    KeS
    Kevin Guest

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    In article <net>,
    Kevin Stevens <com> wrote:
     

    Or am I *really* confused, and neither of the 18-55's is IS because I'm
    mixing it up with the 17-85 EF-S IS? ;)

    KeS
    Kevin Guest

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    "Kevin Stevens" <com> wrote in message
    news:net... 
    >
    > Or am I *really* confused, and neither of the 18-55's is IS because I'm
    > mixing it up with the 17-85 EF-S IS? ;)
    >
    > KeS[/ref]

    Kevin,

    To the best of my knowledge there is no IS available for the 18-55 EF-S
    lens.

    I have seen mention of an 18-55 EF-S II (two) lens in the dpreview.com
    PREview of the Rebel XT. I do not know if it is IS or not.

    Jay


    Jay Guest

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    "Kevin Stevens" <com> wrote in message
    news:net... 
    >
    > Or am I *really* confused, and neither of the 18-55's is IS because I'm
    > mixing it up with the 17-85 EF-S IS? ;)
    >[/ref]

    The only kit lens is the 18-55mm non-USM, non-IS. Retailers may create a
    kit with the 17-85 IS but the Canon kit is the plain 18-55mm.

    Greg


    G.T. Guest

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    "Jay Beckman" <net> wrote in message
    news:%4yWd.155771$.. 
    > >
    > > Or am I *really* confused, and neither of the 18-55's is IS because I'm
    > > mixing it up with the 17-85 EF-S IS? ;)
    > >
    > > KeS[/ref]
    >
    > Kevin,
    >
    > To the best of my knowledge there is no IS available for the 18-55 EF-S
    > lens.
    >
    > I have seen mention of an 18-55 EF-S II (two) lens in the dpreview.com
    > PREview of the Rebel XT. I do not know if it is IS or not.
    >[/ref]

    The II has only cosmetic differences. There is no IS 18-55, there is a USM
    version, though.

    Greg


    G.T. Guest

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    "G.T." <com> wrote in message
    news:supernews.com... 
    >>
    >> Or am I *really* confused, and neither of the 18-55's is IS because I'm
    >> mixing it up with the 17-85 EF-S IS? ;)
    >>[/ref]
    >
    > The only kit lens is the 18-55mm non-USM, non-IS. Retailers may create a
    > kit with the 17-85 IS but the Canon kit is the plain 18-55mm.
    >
    > Greg
    >
    >[/ref]

    The confusion may stem from the fact that Canon sells two 20D kits, one with
    the 18-55 (USM version is only available in Japan, apparently) and the other
    with the 17-85 IS, plus body only. With the RebelD/300D, there was only the
    kit with the 18-55 and the body only. Whether Canon chooses to sell the IS
    lens with the 350D as a kit or not is pretty much a matter of speculation.

    --
    Skip Middleton
    http://www.shadowcatcherimagery.com


    Skip Guest

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    "Skip M" <net> wrote in message
    news:LoDWd.45970$.. [/ref][/ref]
    Rebel 
    > >
    > > The only kit lens is the 18-55mm non-USM, non-IS. Retailers may create[/ref][/ref]

    >
    > The confusion may stem from the fact that Canon sells two 20D kits, one[/ref]
    with 
    other 

    Yep, I shouldn't have posted at 2am after getting home from seeing Lutefisk,
    Velouria, Fluorescein, Longstocking, and the Lisa Marr Experience at
    Spaceland's 10th Anniversary. I should have brought my DR and the 35/2,
    plenty of photo ops.

    Greg



    G.T. Guest

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