An 18-200mm lens is, hands-down, most photographers' favorite travel lens. Why is that? Because it does a great job with almost every situation you'll want to document while traveling, that's why. At under 5 inches in length and weighing slightly more than a pound, this lens won't put a big dent in the carry-on, but it will give you the best possible tool for the multitude of shooting opportunities you'll have while you're visiting another part of the world. Capture that woman, leaning out her window to beat her carpet free of dust, from your vantage point in the winding village street below. Or take a few steps down toward the town's piazza, use the lens's innovative i-Function button to engage the automatic i-Scene and i-Setting modes, zoom out full-wide and snap a dynamic, full-contrast image of the quaint grandeur of your surroundings at sunset. The built-in optical image stabilization will let you slow down the shutter to get a perfect exposure that really punches the blues, reds, and oranges of the sky while still delivering sharp, clear textures in the town's stonework.