Results from Canon’s 18-55 EFS are better than I expected, given the price, but every one of Canon’s DSLR’s is capable of far more than this lens can deliver. Central performance is quite good stopped down, so used with care, and in good light, results will be fine. As a starting point this lens is OK, no more.
Incidentally EFS lenses can only be used with the Digital Rebel / 300D the Rebel XT / 350D or the 20D / 30D. So if you plan on upgrading to a Canon EOS 5D, as I do, EFS lenses can’t be used on that body.