Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (White Box)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (White Box)


Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (White Box)

B&H # CA18135EFSWZ MFR # 3558B002 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • Wide Zoom Range (29-216mm equiv)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Light and Compact Design
  • EF-S Mount for APS-C Format EOS Cameras

Canon 3558B002 Overview

  • 1Description

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens boasts a 35mm equivalency of 29-216mm when used with a Canon APS-C EOS Digital SLR. Measuring just 4" in length and weighing about a pound, the lens offers a convenient wide angle to telephoto focal length.

Containing 16 elements (including a UD-glass element) in 12 groups, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens captures an angle-of-view (AOV) range of about 74.2° to 11.3°, which is wide enough for most landscapes and long enough to capture more distant subjects.

The lens features internal focusing down to 1.5', has an internal focusing system, and offers image stabilization for up to 4-stops of shake-control when shooting under lower lighting conditions.

Note: White Box merchandise comes supplied in a plain white box, instead of the manufacturer's colorful packaging. It still includes all the manufacturer's accessories.

Wide Focal Range
With 74.2° to 11.3° angle-of-view, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens offers excellent wide angle to telephoto focal lengths with Canon APS-C EOS Digital SLRs.
Lightweight and Compact Design
Measuring just 4" in length and weighing about a pound, the lens boasts excellent portability without compromising optical quality.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's Image Stabilization system allows you to shoot sharp images with a 4-stop advantage under less-than-optimum lighting conditions.
Optimized for Canon APS-C Sensor Cameras
As with all Canon EF-S optics, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is designed to deliver optimum sharpness edge-to-edge when used with Canon APS-C format DSLRs.
In the Box
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (White Box)
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 3558B002 Specs

    Lens Mount Canon EF-S
    Angle of View 74 to 11
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' / 45.72 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.21x
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.0 x 4.0" / 7.6 x 10.2 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.0 x 5.0"

    Canon 3558B002 Reviews

    EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (White Box) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 106.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good compromise on weight vs. range This lens gives sharp and colorful pictures. It does not have zoom creep (lens extend out by itself when carrying it on your shoulders) like the 18-200mm. I took the lens on my camping trip to Yellowstone National Park and enjoyed the zoom range where I could take pictures of wild animals without having to carry a long (and heavy) zoom lens. There was some instances where a longer zoom would've helped, but it may not have been practical since a lot of times we were inside the car and maneuvering a long lens in cramped quarters is hard. I did not see zoom barrel shadow when taking flash pictures zoomed all the way out (18mm)!
    Date published: 2010-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A satisfying beginner lens I've recently switched to a T3i from my Canon Powershot and I take photos of family, food, travel and life in general. I bought the 50mm with the T3i body and decided I need a wider lens with a zoom. After many online reviews and advice from B&H, I bought the 18-135mm and I am very happy with my choice. Its light, its easy to use and the photos turn out great. I was initially worried about the higher f-stop (3.5) compared to my 50mm (1.8) but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality photos from this lens.
    Date published: 2011-11-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fine Walkabout Lens Although optically average according to tests I have looked at ( DxO, PopPhoto), this is a very convenient lens and good enough for my purposes. I have been sorely missing the telephoto range ever since I bought the Canon T2i with the 18-55 kit lens. It does add weight and I will probably keep using the original smaller lens in confined places. My only complaint so far is the extreme leaning Architectural lines that I need to straighten out in Photoshop afterwards when shooting at the short end but that is probably due more to the focal length. The zoom does have some floppiness to it but I have not experienced any creep so far. I suspect the Chromatic Abb. will also be prevalent in the RAW shots as in the 18-55 lens.
    Date published: 2011-01-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad vignetting This lens came with my Canon 60d and I thought this would be fine for my purposes. My photography teacher suggested the 18-55 but I wanted the extra zoom. I had read where the 18-135 had vignetting but I didn't think it would be that bad. And I was surprised at how bad it was. I have to back off in order to not get darkened corners in the pictures where I'm zoomed all the way out. I've had to crop a number of pictures. It makes the lense more like an 18-100. That along with the lens creep I would be hesitant to recommend it.
    Date published: 2011-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid lens for the price Very versatile. Our videographer uses it as his primary lens, and achieves nice results with it. Before we got the 50mm, it was our only lens and was suitable for most of our photography needs as well. Not having really low f-stops can be a problem in low light, and sometimes doesn't provide depth of field that's shallow enough for my tasts. Although you can't get super-shallow depth of field (as with the 50mm), the lower f-stops can get the job done in many situations and produce some great shots of food, people, etc. If you're looking for an affordable, all-around lens, this may be the one for you.
    Date published: 2012-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good match Using this as my everyday go to lens with the Canon T3i. Allows plenty of room for good near distance shots as well as macros, with the ability to reach out to longer distances while preserving high quality. The lens is sharp, clear and focuses well without a lot of fuss. Very usable day to day lens for avoiding a lot of lens changing for special shots. Recommend this lens highly for the T3i and similar cameras. Also recommend a filter to protect the lens.
    Date published: 2011-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens for beginner I purchased this lens for a friend of mine who is new to photography. She is using the lens with a Canon 500D and is very pleased with result. I own a 5D Mark II and Canon L lenses myself, so I know it when I see good results. Her opinion on this lens matches mine. Sure, it is no pro lens, but for the money I paid, it is excellent. Results are sharp and colors are great. The 18 to 135 focal length is very usable on a crop camera for walk around purposes.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovin' it! This lens is intended to fill a need for a walkaround lens. My Canon came with a kit 18-55mm lens, and at purchase, I added a Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens. Sometime after that, I added a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Prime lens. The two zoom lenses are good for general use as either wide angle (18-55mm) or telephoto (55-250mm). Neither one can handle both tasks, requiring frequent lens changes as the situation demands. Enter the 18-135mm. The wide angle matches the kit lens, and the telephoto, while not as great as the 55-250mm, is still sufficient for most tasks I've used it for thus far. Other lenses I considered included the Canon EF 28-135mm IS lens and the Tamron 18-270mm lens. Independant reviews online indicated the 18-135 out performed the older 28-135mm lens in image quality. Price and reviewed image quality prevented the purchase of the Tamron lens, though it exceeded the range of the two lenses it would have replaced. Another good thing, the end of the barrel does not rotate when the lens focuses. This is a feature that the other two lenses I own lack, rendering petal lens hoods and polarizing filters difficult to use reliably. Unfortunately, it shares the external telescoping barrel of the other lower end canon lenses. I look forward to using my new Canon EF-S 18-135mm lens on my next vacation.
    Date published: 2011-11-28
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