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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

B&H # CA18135STM MFR # 6097B002
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Product Highlights

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 29-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-36
  • PMo Aspherical and One UD Lens Elements
  • Optical Image Stabilization & Dynamic IS
  • Stepping Motor and Inner Focusing System
  • Supports Movie Servo AF Feature
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Zoom Ring Lock Lever
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15.4"
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The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens from Canon is a wide angle zoom lens with an 18-135mm focal range that is equivalent to 29-216mm in the 35mm format. This wide set of focal lengths offers flexibility in shooting everything from expansive landscapes and cramped interiors to group shots, portraits and distant subjects. Optical Image Stabilization reduces the blurred effect of camera shake up to 4 stops and the new Dynamic Image Stabilization improves the look of video while tracking moving subjects or walking with your camera.

This EF-S lens is designed to match the APS-C sensor size and its STM designation (Stepping Motor) gives it a smooth and quiet autofocus that is ideal for shooting video with the Movie Servo AF feature found on select Canon DSLRs. Autofocus speed is achieved thanks to the lens' high speed CPU connection with the camera and its Inner Focusing System. Auto and manual focusing is possible, aspheric and UD lens elements provide quality imaging and a zoom lock ring prevents the lens from accidentally extending. Given its wide focal range, it is particularly compact and lightweight, which is also beneficial when shooting video.

Wide Focal Range
With 74.2° to 11.3° angle-of-view, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens offers excellent wide angle to telephoto focal lengths with Canon APS-C EOS Digital SLRs. In 35mm format its focal range is equivalent to 29-216mm.
Image Stabilization
Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system reduces the effects of camera movement and allows you to shoot sharp images with a 4-stop advantage in low-light conditions.
Compact Design
Measuring less than 4" in length and weighing about a pound, the lens boasts excellent portability without compromising optical quality.
High Speed Autofocus
An Inner Focusing system, optimized AF algorithm and high-speed CPU connections provide this lens with fast and accurate autofocus.
Ideal for Video
The stepping motor (STM) and focus mechanism and a new six-group zoom system offer quiet and smooth autofocus when used with the Movie Servo AF feature on select Canon DSLRs. This is ideal when shooting video so noise and jerky movements do not disrupt your action. The Dynamic Image Stabilization feature in Movie Shooting Mode reduces the effect of camera movement when shooting video while moving.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 135mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 29 - 216 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 74° 20' - 11° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.28' (39 cm)
Magnification 0.28x
Elements/Groups 16/12
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.02 x 3.78" (76.6 x 96 mm)
Weight 16.93 oz (480 g)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • E-67 II 67mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonEF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 95 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (64)
    • Consistent output (48)
    • Easily interchangeable (42)
    • Lightweight (41)
    • Durable (29)

    Cons

    • Heavy (10)
    • Poor in low light (8)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (51)
    • Video (40)
    • Weddings (30)
    • Sports/action (29)
    • Low light (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (39), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (11), Pro photographer (9), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (76), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent lens for the money

    I'm a pro photographer using both the Canon 5D MkIII and Canon 7D professionally, and the Rebel T3i for travel/vacations. I recently purchased this lens because I wanted more reach than I could...Read complete review

    I'm a pro photographer using both the Canon 5D MkIII and Canon 7D professionally, and the Rebel T3i for travel/vacations. I recently purchased this lens because I wanted more reach than I could get with my Canon EF 24-105L. As soon as I got this lens, I put it to a very simple test: how well would it render a small, tabletop subject shot hand-held? I think the attached image speaks for itself. I set up a couple of strobes with reflectors for this test, and mounted it on my 7D. The image is sharp and the colors true with good contrast. I was very pleased with this result. The image stabilization performed well, too.Next, I shot a wedding with this lens on my 7D and the 24-105L on my 5D3. I was very impressed at how well the images shot with this lens compared with the far more expensive L-glass.In short, this lens is a great value for the money, and I look forward to using it a great deal more in the future, both for paid and personal use.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The jury is still out

    Like the roving focus area, but it can kill your work if you are not mindful.
    Had a hard time w manual focus if the initial focus is way off. Like the...Read complete review

    Like the roving focus area, but it can kill your work if you are not mindful.
    Had a hard time w manual focus if the initial focus is way off. Like the weight and zoom range. I am still used to my old zooms, found the auto zoom too slow when shooting in low light. Prefer my 18-55 or old 50-200. Will keep working on it.

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    5.0

    Excellent travel lens

    By Fenway

    from New Hampshire

    Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

    This lens has worked out well as a travel lens for my Canon 20D. It's not to heavy or bulky for a smaller camera case I use to store in my backpack.

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    5.0

    I would recommend this product to anyon

    By jon

    from la mesa CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

      This lens is absolutely quiet and can focus very quickly and takes sharp pictures.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great starter lens

      By Studio Verdu

      from Bergen, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

        I got this lens as part of a kit with my 7D Mark ll and I love it!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Far better photos than I was expecting

        By Bob in Florida

        from Boca Raton, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          This replaced a wide tele that I dropped in Alaska. Got this shipped and had it within 3 days. I have a T3 for most of my 'everyday' shots and it has stayed on since it arrived. Color is far superior to the 18-55. Sharpness is better. Using the Canon RAW software I've gotten photos much better (sharper - accurate color - very little noise) than with the 18-55 kit lens. Quiet with video. I put on a good glass UV at first but it's gone. Shots were excellent without it. Now, shooting in dark indoor shots are better with flash but will work if you have a tripod. If you get noise use the software to remove all or most. The manual is fine after about 10 hrs of figuring it out. It might take that long but bear with it - it's really good once you get the hang of it. Night shots outdoors require a GOOD tripod. On the T3 I get sharpest outdoor shots with 5.6 and zoom between 18 - 100. This lens - for me - is worth every penny I paid.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A great value

          By Trainman

          from Tolland, CT

          Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          The first zoom of any brand that I've found to give sharp, consistent results throughout the entire range of focal lengths. A true value for those who cannot afford the L series glass. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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          5.0

          Great

          By Mati

          from New york

          Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

          Goid product

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Crisp and Sharp

          By Cinray

          from fort lauderdale, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

            Crisp and Sharp. This lens takes amazing pics

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Misty

            from Pennington Gap va

            Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

            Very happy with this lense. Thank you for your great service

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic lens to grow with

            By Grazamataz

            from Springfield, MO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              I'm relatively new to the DSLR world and got this as the kit lens with my T5i. This lens provides really great, sharp photos with the help of the IS system and the bokeh I get with a wide aperture is lovely. The STM autofocus is quick and virtually silent. I tried a couple videos with it and you couldn't hear the focus at all.It seems a little on the heavy side but I guess I am not too experienced with many other lenses so I don't have much to compare it to. It feels solid and well-built.The wide-angle capabilities when zoomed all the way out are great as well, though I haven't used it as much for those applications yet.Overall this is a lens I will keep around for a long time and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a solid combination of wide angle and moderate telephoto capabilities.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Highly recommended lens!

              By Pixie

              from Southern Indiana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Photographing Flowers

              Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

              Used with flash on Canon 70D. Outstanding results!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sharp walk-around lens

              By Cloud Cap

              from Colbert, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                After reading posted reviews for this lense, I purchased this lense for travel, wanting a bit more reach for my Canon 7D than is available with an excellent EFS 15-85 mm lens I already owned. I agree with other reviewers that this lense is equally sharp, and the image quality is high across its range, although it is not quite as capable in low light due to the smaller glass size. Some reviewers appeared to be commenting on the non-STM kit version of this lens. The lack of manual focus ability when the camera is powered-off has not been a problem for me.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Whisper Quit

                By flavocin

                from Pennsburg, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                Awesome lens for any DSLR video Recording or nature Photography. Quick focussing, nice zoom range and of course if your not buying from B&H, your waisting your time and money.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Canon EF-S 18-135mm

                By Joe

                from Temecula, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                  I used this lens in an ocean environment, as my one and only lens.
                  Can't say enough good things about this lens. Great quality optics. Covered the range necessary to get great shots quick and easy.

                  Its a must have lens for all photographers at any level.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent lens for the money

                  By Phil Lowe

                  from Tacoma, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    I'm a pro photographer using both the Canon 5D MkIII and Canon 7D professionally, and the Rebel T3i for travel/vacations. I recently purchased this lens because I wanted more reach than I could get with my Canon EF 24-105L. As soon as I got this lens, I put it to a very simple test: how well would it render a small, tabletop subject shot hand-held? I think the attached image speaks for itself. I set up a couple of strobes with reflectors for this test, and mounted it on my 7D. The image is sharp and the colors true with good contrast. I was very pleased with this result. The image stabilization performed well, too.Next, I shot a wedding with this lens on my 7D and the 24-105L on my 5D3. I was very impressed at how well the images shot with this lens compared with the far more expensive L-glass.In short, this lens is a great value for the money, and I look forward to using it a great deal more in the future, both for paid and personal use.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Mitsaras

                    from Farmington Conn

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    I really love the flexibility and how precise this product is

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Lense !!!!!!!!

                    By MILAN PHOTOGRAHY

                    from Morristown, NJ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Non

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                    Awesome lense for super price!!!!!!!!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    perfect

                    By Grizzly

                    from Wilson,NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                      Cant get any better. Autofocus is so quiet and fast that the only hint of the focus is the sharp picture.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Excellent lens

                      By Saco Marketer

                      from Saco

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                        This takes great photos -- easy to use, excellent range for everyday shooting.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        So happy!!!

                        By joeug28

                        from Central point or.

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                        This lens is great for videos.I use it for landscape,sports. Its a gift for me.So far I have not found anything I don't like about this lens,Its just great. I love it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great Photos

                        By Chuck

                        from Tracy, Ca.

                        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

                        I purchased this lens for my daughter to use with her T3i. She has only had the lens a few weeks and has already sent me some of the most amazing shots she has captured. This lens captures quality like many lenses for twice the price.

                        I have sense added this lens to my wish list at B&H as an upgrade and to replace two lenses.

                        And as always, customer service was very helpful.

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