Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review: Great Value Zoom Lens

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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; A compact 18-135 mm lens for still photography and EOS Movies. Equivalent to a 29-216 mm lens on a full-frame DSLR.; Movie Servo AF uses STM stepping-motor technology for smooth quiet focusing when shooting video with compatible cameras.;…

Last updated on 16th October 2020 7:17 am
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review: Great Value Zoom Lens
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review: Great Value Zoom Lens



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Price history for Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, Black
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  • £389.00 - 9th October 2020
  • £289.99 - 2nd October 2020
  • £389.00 - 8th June 2020
  • £369.00 - 28th May 2020
  • £379.00 - 7th May 2020
Since: 7th May 2020
  • Highest Price: £389.00 - 8th June 2020
  • Lowest Price: £289.99 - 2nd October 2020

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Specification: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review: Great Value Zoom Lens

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

18.6 x 13.8 x 13.8 cm

Mounting Type

Canon EF, EF-S

Item Dimensions L x W x H

9.6 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm

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Has Image Stabilization


Included Components

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Lens cap E-6, Lens dust cap E, Instruction book, Warranty card

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Not Water Resistant

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

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1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Date First Available

8 Jun. 2012

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2 reviews for Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Review: Great Value Zoom Lens

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  1. owedavi-jnp0qa

    Have been using this lens for around two months now in a variety of situations. First, the bad news. It’s a little heavy. That really is all the bad news. Images are pin sharp, focusing is fast, colour reproduction is excellent. I use this as my only lens as it works perfectly under all lighting conditions – particularly good in low light. The zoom range is ample for almost all situations and the lens is fast enough to capture great action shots. Images can be cropped if necessary and suffer from very little loss of quality. All in all, a really good general purpose zoom lens offering excellent quality at competitive pricing levels. You won’t need any other lens except for specialist requirements. recommend it very highly. I use it with my Canon 550D

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  2. slinight

    I already had a 17-85 IS and a 28-135 IS so wasn’t sure whether or not worth buying this lens but the extra length seemed a good idea although I never got on with the 18-200 IS as a piece of kit. I’d thought about a 15-85 to go with my 70-200 L-series but not a cheap option and so far I’ve rarely missed the wider settings; if I need wider I use the 10-22 which is made to do the job of course. It’s mainly used with a 7D but occasionally on a 40D and whatever the pixel or file size I’ve noticed minimal issues with barrel distortion or corner abberation even at f3.5 and either zoom extreme. If compared to my 100mm f2.8 and blown up to silly size you can just catch a little difference in out and out sharpness but much less than I anticipated. Close focusing is mediocre but you don’t buy a lens like this for macro work and you can’t get a decent zoom with IS and Macro for this money so all said this is a very decent walkabout lens for a sensible outlay with a very good 4-stop IS system and without the problems of zoom creep and bulk like the 18-200. I am happy to recommend this lens for the money

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