Top rated eBay seller getitdigital (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM on sale for $439.99 (click here). Free shipping and USA warranty, and limited stock.
The Canon 18-200mm IS Lens is a compact, lightweight and wide magnification range lens. This zoom lens features a wide focal length range from normal to telephoto (equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format) making it an ideal choice as a general-purpose zoom lens. It features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. And the circular aperture can give beautiful background blur effects.
Image Stabilizer – 4 stop Image Stabilizer (IS) extends low light options to previously unavailable levels. Photographers normally shooting handheld at 1/250 sec can switch on IS to obtain a similarly steady and blur-free result with a shutter speed of just 1/15 second.
Superior Image Quality – Two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) elements and several aspherical elements are used to suppress the effects of secondary chromatic aberrations, to obtain crisp, sharp, high-contrast images without fringing throughout the zoom range.
Super Spectra Coatings – Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping, suppress flare and ghosting – more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection of the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true color balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.
f/Stop Range: 3.5-22
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.48′ (0.45 m)
Angle of View: 74-7° (with APS-C size sensor)
Length: 4″ (102mm)
Weight: 1.3 lb (595g)
Maximum Diameter: 3.1″ (79mm)
Filter Size: 72mm