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

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS features 18-135mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6. The lens construction has 16 elements in 12 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 74° 20′. Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system, Closest focusing distance at 1.5 ft./0.45m and has a filter size of 67mm. The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens weighs 16.0 oz./455g and it measures 3.0 inches in diameter and 3.4 inches long. It designed for Canon Digital SLR Cameras and sold with price of $249.95 at

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

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

Kenrockwell reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“Bokeh, the quality of out-of-focus areas as opposed to the degree of defocus, is pretty good. Backgrounds go soft and don’t distract. Flare and ghosts aren’t a problem. Shoot into the sun, and so long as you can bear to look through the finder without blinking (or going blind), you’ll see no ghosts on your images. “
Rating: ★★★★★

Lenstip reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“At shorter focal lengths the autofocus is quick as running through the scale takes it about 0.5-0.7 of a second. Near the maximum focal length that time is longer by additional fractions of a second. “
rating: N/A

Bobatkins reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
” Center sharpness is generally quite good, but the lens needs to be stopped down a stop or two at most focal lengths to maximize edge and corner image quality. The IS is very good and for many users may give up to 4 stops of stabilization (I’ve seen some reports of some users claiming 5 stops) which is excellent.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photoreview reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“The image stabiliser enabled us to use shutter speeds as slow as 1/8 second with a focal length of 60mm, confirming Canon’s claim of four f-stops stabilisation advantage. More than 90% of shots taken in our stabilisation tests were acceptably sharp at between three and four f-stops below the shutter speeds we would expect from an unstabilised lens.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Popphoto reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“In our DxO Analyzer Version 3.2 distortion tests, results were average and very similar to those of the Sigma. Light falloff, with no vignetting at 135mm, was also about average for the class.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“For a budget superzoom, Canon’s 18-135mm isn’t that bad at all. It is capable of producing images with good sharpness across the frame at optimum apertures and the Image Stabilizer works very well. Sharpness isn’t everything though, and owners of this lens may want to keep the barrel distortion and chromatic aberrations at 18mm in mind when shooting.”
Rating: ★★★½☆ reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“The EF-S 18-135 is a pretty decent lens with the “middle of the road” performance you’d expect from a lens of this class. The zoom range of the 18-135 (equivalent to 28-216mm full frame) covers most of the requirements of the average photographer, from wide angle to telephoto, and does it in a single lens with a very effective IS system. For some users this might be the only lens they need and there’s no denying that not having to switch lenses can be a convenience.”
rating: N/A

SLRgear reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
” For the money, it provides very good performance: it doesn’t need to be stopped down excessively to provide sharp results, and results for distortion, light falloff and chromatic aberration aren’t beyond the pale of what you’d expect in this category of lens.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameralabs reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“…it’s an ideal partner for Canon’s mid-range bodies or entry-level owners who want a step-up from the EF-S 18-55mm IS at a good price. And again, while we’d recommend a higher-end option for long-term use on semi-pro bodies, it remains a useful backup. Canon’s latest kit lens is certainly destined for pretty widespread adoption.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photozone reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“The level of lateral CAs (color shadows at harsh contrast transitions) is quite well controlled for such a lens. The problem is most obvious at 18mm with an average CA pixel width of 1.2-1.5px at the borders – the amount of lateral CAs increase significantly in the extreme corners though (2+px). At other focal lengths and aperture settings it’s slightly lower at around 1px.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and writes;
“The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is a relatively low cost lens and produces images with a quality in line with my expectations for such a lens. A wide open aperture produces somewhat soft center-of-the-image results and noticeably soft corners. The left side of the image from my lens was a little sharper than the right at 18mm, 24mm and 85mm – with more CA. As usual, stopping down the aperture one stop yields a nice improvement in sharpness – center of the frame performance becomes good though corner performance over most of the focal length range is still reasonable-but-not-exciting even at f/8.”
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS User Manual

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Features & Specifications

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

Covering a range from 29mm-216mm in 35mm format, Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS offers a winning combination of size, range and features and is a perfect complement to APS-C cameras. With high-quality optics, dedicated image stabilization and more, this new lens promises to be a favorite for EOS users.

Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is the perfect Image Stabilized lens for advanced photographers looking for a wide-angle zoom lens with telephoto capabilities. Featuring a compact IS unit with shake correction up to four shutter speed steps, the zoom range of this lens is equivalent to 29-216mm on a full-frame camera.
*Compact, lightweight design — 29mm-216mm equivalent
*Close-focusing to 1.5 feet
*Image Stabilization extends the lens’ usefulness in low-light levels

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 ?
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups ?
Diagonal Angle of View: 74° 20′ – 11° 30′ ?
Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system ?
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5 ft./0.45m ?
Filter Size: 67mm ?
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.0 x 4.0 in./75.4 x 101mm, 16.0 oz./455g

Condition & Warranty
This product is 100% BRAND NEW! Never used!
This package includes the following warranty:
Warranty Length: This product comes with 1 YEAR warranty by SELLER.
Coverage: This warranty covers repair or replacement of defective product.

Package Contents: Canon 18-135mm IS Lens

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