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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/36
  • One Aspherical Element, One UD Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Micro Motor AF System, Internal Focusing
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 6-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

Offering a versatile range within a compact form factor, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS from Canon is a 28.8-216mm-equivalent lens covering a useful wide-angle to telephoto range. One ultra-low dispersion element and one aspherical element are used to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions and a Super Spectra coating has been applied to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Complementing the imaging capabilities is an Image Stabilizer system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting and a Micro Motor autofocus system delivers quick focusing performance.

Compact wide-to-tele zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs, and offers a 28.8-216mm equivalent focal length range.
One ultra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
One aspherical element is used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain sharpness and accurate rendering.
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.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A Micro Motor autofocus system provides quick focusing performance and a dedicated AF/MF switch allows for quick switching between auto and manual focusing methods.
Rounded six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803108644
In the Box
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • E-67 II 67mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 18 - 135mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28.8 - 216 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 - 36
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 74° 20' - 11° 30'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' / 45 cm
    Magnification 0.21x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.97 x 3.98" / 75.4 x 101 mm
    Weight 1.00 lb / 455 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.75 x 3.75 x 3.75"

    Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

    EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 219.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around lens I have had this lens since April 2010 and have taken about 200 pictures with it. I purchased a circular polarize filter and a lens hood also. The lens is fast focusing and very sharp. I have not noticed any vignetting or out of focus unless it is my own fault at shooting the shot and not paying attention to correct settings or the focus points. It is a very good all around lens for me as I don't switch lenses as often (not since I got it) because of the 18 mm for close in and the 135 reaches out well for most occasions. It can take some pretty good macro too. The build quality seems to be pretty good for this price range.
    Date published: 2010-08-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from So so... I have used this lens in my 7d camera because is included in my pack and I`m very disappointed. The focus is not so fast but is not the main problem. The images are, in fact, sharp when you have ideal conditions and if you use in a nonfull- frame you no get hi distortions. The big problem is very very hi levels of chromatic aberrations!! It kills a lot of pictures and you must run on RAW to fix the problems.. I`m a landscape photographer and when I try to use it in a forest or a nat park I get always purple shaped trees very traditional in C.A. problems. Probably I`ll run to a 17-40L lenses because I know the powers and low distortion levels.
    Date published: 2009-12-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 18-135 lens, have concerns I've been shooting digital as an amateur for 15 years. Stepping into the Canon world I bought a 60D with this kit lens. I thought I would like the reach plus wide angle. I got this but I am very disappointed with the quality of the pictures. Color saturation is only OK, there's no snap to the results. I have reset the camera in different ways to increase saturation, changed other settings, etc, but still disappointed. Compared to the 18-55 kit lens this one falters. Compared to the 55-250 there's no comparison. Sharpness is only barely acceptable. I suspect this lens was developed for video shooters, which I am not. Get the body but not the lens.
    Date published: 2011-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Universal Lens I have Canon XSi and have evaluated the 18-55mm IS great for indoors/parties; 55-250mm IS great for sports and recently the 28-200mm good travel lens but heavy, no IS and insufficient wide angle for landscapes. This 18-135mm IS lens fits my ideal all round travel and universal lens. The 18mm provides the required wide angle for landscapes and the range to 135mm provides adequate zoom for portraits and close ups. The macro feature is also adequate for clean hand held close up nature shots. Also the lens is not too heavy. Perfect combination for the price and my favorite lens.
    Date published: 2009-11-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lense, sharp images but I got this lense along with the 70-300. I have now owned it for app 5 years now. While the images are sharp and clear, I am expecting issues soon as the lense barrel and the zoom mechanics is getting "sloppy". Lense creep is increasing as is the amount of movement between the barrels. I am currently looking at a new lense so I can retire this one. I would recommend this lense as a beginner lense but expect to replace in 5-7 years. The reason I am hard on this is I STILL use my FTb-QL, F1(n) and New F1 and FD lenses and these items are still very tight.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent zoom range and sharp as well! After one week of use I have to say I'm very happy with the lens. It was a toss up between the Tamron 17-50 2.8 and this lens. It came down to zoom range and IS over 2.8 and speed. The range is super for walk around! The images are as sharp as My Canon 70-200 2.8L IS, at the same focal length! Impressive image quality! Colors are so good! No USM but fast focus and very quiet! The build is upper,middle of the road. Feels good and is not too heavy.Don't like that the barrel extends about 2 when zoomed to 135.The IS is great as well! hand held to about 1/6 sec,sharp!Overall I am glad I purchased this lens and look forward to many years of great photos with it! Fit the budget and the photos are sweet!
    Date published: 2009-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kit Lens This lens (EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS) came with my 60D, which I purchased about 3 1/2 years ago. It has been a very good lens, granted, it's not L series quality, but for a kit lens, it does very well. I've had many very good photos, the samples, are 2 of my favorites. I used manual settings, ( f/5, 1/1250 sec, ISO-400, 18mm, on a sturdy tripod, on 2 second shutter delay ) was taken at Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, May 22, 2014. The 2nd sample, ( f/5, 1 second, ISO-100, 55mm, on a sturdy tripod, on 2 second shutter delay ), is of Gibbon Falls, Yellowstone National Park, September 25, 2012. I don't consider these pro quality, however for mid range amateur photography, this lens takes very good photos.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A balanced, allround lens First of all, this is not an L; so didnt had very high expectations, when i picked it up for my new T2i. After a few weeks of usage, this changed the thoughts - all the pics taken were real sharp, no quality issues, no vignetting. Once this is attached, it gives sufficient range - from 18,, till 135, which is versatile. For APSC this range is still good. The images taken - portraits, landscapes, a bit of wiled life - all rendered sharp, crisp images. This lens is a good addon and the key advantage is it is a good walk-around / multipurpose lens. If canon release an L version of this lens, it will bet many - including 24-70 or 24-105 L (I love them- just thoughts..!! )
    Date published: 2010-09-28
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