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

BH #CA18135ISUSM • MFR #1276C002
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
A versatile zoom optimized for both stills and video, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM from Canon is a 28.8-216mm equivalent lens designed for APS-C-format DSLRs. Incorporating NANO USM technology, this lens is characterized by its combination of a fast, stills-optimized ring-type Ultrasonic Motor and smooth, silent video-optimized stepping motor for all-around focusing performance to benefit multimedia image-makers. This dual-purpose AF motor also offers notably quicker performance throughout the zoom range for more responsive shooting from near to far. Additionally, also aiding both photo and movie recording, an Image Stabilizer system compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. The lens is also compatible with the optional PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter for more natural and controllable zooming performance. Updated to suit the increasing presence of video in a photographer's workflow, this zoom is versatile in regard to both focus handling as well as with its wide-angle to telephoto reach.
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Overview

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A versatile zoom optimized for both stills and video, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM from Canon is a 28.8-216mm equivalent lens designed for APS-C-format DSLRs. Incorporating NANO USM technology, this lens is characterized by its combination of a fast, stills-optimized ring-type Ultrasonic Motor and smooth, silent video-optimized stepping motor for all-around focusing performance to benefit multimedia image-makers. This dual-purpose AF motor also offers notably quicker performance throughout the zoom range for more responsive shooting from near to far. Additionally, also aiding both photo and movie recording, an Image Stabilizer system compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. The lens is also compatible with the optional PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter for more natural and controllable zooming performance. Updated to suit the increasing presence of video in a photographer's workflow, this zoom is versatile in regard to both focus handling as well as with its wide-angle to telephoto reach.

In regard to the optical design, one ultra-low dispersion element is featured, along with one aspherical element, to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as limit spherical aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.

A standard zoom designed for APS-C-format Canon DSLRs, this 18-135mm lens provides a 28.8-216mm equivalent focal length range that covers wide-angle to telephoto perspectives.
The optical design incorporates one UD element and one aspherical element to minimize chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
NANO USM system utilizes both a ring type USM and an STM mechanism to realize quick and accurate focusing that is also smooth and near-silent to suit both photography and video applications. This focusing system also affords full-time manual focus control when working in the one-shot AF mode.
An Image Stabilizer compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting when working in difficult lighting conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
The optional PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter can be used for smoother, more natural and silent zooming control when recording video.
UPC: 013803272048

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Specs

Focal Length18 to 135mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 216mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 38
Lens MountCanon EF-S
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View74° 20' to 11° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance1.28' / 39 cm
Maximum Magnification0.28x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.05 x 3.78" / 77.4 x 96 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.67" / 144 mm
Weight1.13 lb / 515 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.515 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 4.8 x 4.8"

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Reviews

Multiple use.

By Marcelo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-06

I used in parties and... astrophotography!! It worked well on this extreme cases, better than my last 15-85....

Great lens for professional photography

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-18

I have 18-135mm took lot more great pictures

My new go to lens.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

Great lens, light and compact for traveling...quiet focusing....going to get alot of use out of it.

My new go to lens.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

Very versatile lens. Quiet auto focus.

Love this lens.

By Anne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

For the price point, this lens does a great job. It focuses quickly and takes fabulous photos. I definitely recommend it.

Excellent Lens

By Debbie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-04

This lens is a perfect complement to my lens set. Works perfectly when I don't need my 70-200mm.

Exceptional Lens

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-13

I got this with my 80D, and I use it almost all the time. Over several cameras, I have owned the 17-85, the 17-55/2.8, an 18-135 STM, but this lens beats them all. I compared it to the 17-55/2.8, and I think the 18-135 USM has as good or better image, plus the much longer range, makes it my go-to lens. Yes, f2.8 can be useful, but... I have traveled 2 weeks in Italy and a week in Israel, and a week in Austria and used this lens almost exclusively (about 3000 images). I still like a wider angle and a longer telephoto sometimes, but the versatility of this lens is great. I love the USM focusing so much. I wish the new RF18-150 used a USM focusing motor, and pretty much all the RF lower cost lenses. There cannot be enough savings to spoil the user experience of USM focusing. Very sharp in a just right size.

Go-to lens for wedding videography, travel, etc.

By Kayla
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-21

This lens has been with me through thick and thin! So much so that I bought a second one for when I'm shooting weddings and need two cameras that can get a wide range of focus. Compared to a prime lens, the quality in low light is not as good, but that is to be expected. Overall I have been pleased with the quality since I'm not shooting in extremely dark settings.

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Asked by: Frank
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Will this lens work with 70D?
Asked by: Pedro
Yes, this lens is compatible with the Canon 70D.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Asked by: molly
This lens would work great on a Canon 90D.
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