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

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

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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Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

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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.
In the Box
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
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    Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

    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
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.02 x 3.78" / 76.6 x 96 mm
    Weight 16.93 oz / 480 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.6 x 5.4"

    Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

    EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 117.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenience at Hand. Bought this lens recently as my Canon 15-85 efs lens got a scratch on its surface. Thought of 18-200, 24-105 , 24-70 as well as 85mm& 135mm lenses. Chose this as it gave a reasonable wide angle as well as moderate telephoto to accomodate most of photography needs on a general family outing as well as on a mountain, beach or a sports vacation. Regarding the ease of operation it is very easy to operate and has a very good picture quality. All in all a boon for amature as well as semiprofessional photographer to carry as a first to go lens. regarding handling of my order by B&H photo, it was excellent. I would recommend both the lens as well as B& H Photo. Thank you. Shrihari Patwardhan.
    Date published: 2015-11-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good kit lens This lens replaces the 18-55mm IS II lens that came with my T3i, and I immediately saw an improvement in picture quality. The extra range is nice as well. The 18-135mm STM lens does not have a rotating front element, allowing me to use a circular polarizing filter much more easily than my previous lens. This is obviously larger than the 18-55mm IS II lens, but still small and light enough that I do not have any issues taking it on a day hike. It also compliments my 10-18mm STM lens nicely. I do see some distortion at certain focal lengths and in certain conditions, but nothing that can't be corrected easily in Lightroom so far. I also wish this lens came with a hood given the price.
    Date published: 2015-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Lens I just took my new lens on a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and used it eery day, taking about 1000 photos (Canon Rebel XSi). I found it to be all I needed except for the longest photos of distant elk and bighorn sheep. It focuses very quickly and precisely. It has a very useful zoom range, from wide panoramas (lots of those in Rocky Mountain N.P.) to moderately long telephoto shots. It gathers more light than the kit lens I had been using, so I got a few shots that would have been marginal due to low light. While not a macro lens, it focuses close enought to get good photos of tiny tundra flowers. Overall, I think it was a great purchase!
    Date published: 2013-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable quality and smooth operation My full-frame 5DIII and L lenses including the ubiquitous 24-105L were unavailable, and this lens was purchased for use on my 7D as an interim solution. Considering the large zoom coverage (7.5x) the lens delivers really good picture quality with not distracting flaws, in a wide variety of situations. The auto-focus and IS are ultra-silent and worked very effectively. The build is not to L specifications, but neither does it feel flimsy. The max aperture going down to 5.6 on long focal lengths is limiting for some uses but for outdoors applications this is a non-issue. Pity it doesn't ship with the lens hood.
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing Less As expected the lens has a great size and weight, the focus is extremely fast and accurate and the sharpness and overall quality is excellent. Although I have an L series lens which I use when shooting long distances at animals or overall nature, I use this lens as my overall take-anyplace lens. I use it for family portraits, indoor and outdoor shots and even close ups. When I go on vacations which I usually go to Europe I only take one lens which is the 18-135 because it gives all the angles I need, is easy to carry and I don't have to keep changing lenses.
    Date published: 2012-11-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharp walk-around 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.
    Date published: 2014-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile lens and silent! I purchased this lens in conjunction with Canon SL1 camera, and as a combo, it works quite well. Focus is silent for photos and videos. I didn't shoot in challenging light, but I didn't see lens flare or glare in my image. Image quality is great, though I no longer try to resolve individual hair in my portrait shots, so I have no opinion on sharpness. For video, I find that the motion of twisting the zoom ring causes me to jiggle the camera during video recording. Perhaps this is a common problem for SLR video recording. I ended up moving my feet more for video.
    Date published: 2013-07-31
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    Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Canon EOS 60D
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS Rebel SL1
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