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

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About Canon 18-135mm

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.

The Canon 18-135mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery and more.The Canon 18-135mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 18-135mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 18-135mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable and Fast / accurate auto-focus

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easily interchangeable (20),Fast / accurate auto-focus (20),Consistent output (17),Lightweight (16),Fast auto-focus (16),Super-sharp images (14),Durable (12),Strong construction (11),Superior build quality (10),Rugged (5),Nice bokeh (4),Sharp images (3)
Lens creep (8),Semi-sharp images (8),Poor build quality (6),Slow auto-focus (6),Heavy (5),Poor in low light (5)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (21),Weddings (11),Wildlife photos (11),Sports/action (9),Low light (7),Night photography (4),Macro photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (18),Casual photographer (7),Semi-pro photographer (5)

Canon 18-135mm Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Canon 18-135mm Specifications

12 groups /16 elements
Angle of view
74° 20' - 11° 30'
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
1.50 ft./0.45m
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
4.0" x 3.0" / 101 x 75.4mm
16oz. / 455g
Zoom System: 5-groups helical zoom (rotational angle 80°)

Canon 18-135mm Reviews

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(based on 81 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Canon Referb Lens

This is a real good way to get a lens at a much reduced cost. And it carries a full Mfg warranty. Mine was as new, and works as it should. Good investment.

Reviewed by 81 customers


Great Lens


from New Windsor, NY

Friends of mine talk me into getting this lens with the 60D body. I am glad they did. It does everything you would need for normal shooting for close and far objects.


Great Kit Lens


from Virginia

I got the lens when I purchased my Canon 60D. For being a kit lens this thing is a great value. Images are sharper than most other kit lenses I have used. The only negative thing I have to say about the lens is the amount of dust that can get inside of this lens is amazing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Not For Anyone but the Pure Amateur


from Ohio

I purchased this lens in a kit along with my first Canon DSLR, the 60D. Just starting off, the lens satisfied me - its focal range is ideal but I wasn't quite sure what to look for quality-wise. As I have continued to use the lens, its low quality has started to become more and more apparent. The build is a bit weak; the focus ring has become loose and the silver design taping has begun to peel off. Additionally, the auto-focus speed isn't quite up to par. In post-processing especially, the low image quality stands out. There is a good deal of vignetting and warping around the edge of the image, noticeable aberration, and the images are of sub-optimal sharpness. In addition, zooming in to 5.6 can be painful in anything less than broad daylight. On the positive side, the IS makes this lens ideal for documentary-style filming, which I've done a good deal of. Anyone who considers themselves more than an amateur should consider investing more in a different lens for higher image quality and build.


A grat and timely purchase


from San Diego

I purchased a Canon 7D Mark II with this lens. I went to a surf contest the next weekend and shot well over 2000 pics for the day and both lens and camera performed flawlessly and I am very pleased with the pictures taken. A great purchase!!


Good Starter lens


from Undisclosed

This lens has a good focal range but with a constant vignetting problem. The auto focus works well in daylight, however searches too much in less adequate outdoor and indoor lighting situations. The lens is built well despite the other issues and would make a good starter lens. I like how this lens and other canon starter kit lenses have metal connection points to the lens bayonet, it increases durability when compared to lenses that have cheap plastic connection points.


Nice on clicking


from Dhaka, BD

Nice to have it in my bag for my Canon 60D. Can able to use for portraits and landscape.


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


from Gainesville, Fl  -  Casual Photographer

i'm pretty much an amateur user but like to take a lot of pictures. I have a Canon T4i. Have used a number of lenses in the past and find it a hassle to be constantly changing lenses. This gives me about the most versatility I could want. The focus is very fast and quiet. Have taken a few movies and seems to work very well. No problems at all so far. Arrived quickly and price was OK. Accessories work as expected.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


My Favorite Canon Lens


from Los Angeles

I have seven Canon lenses and this is my favorite. 18 - 135 covers 95% of my photography. I also have the 18 - 200 but prefer the 18 - 135 for the lighter weight. In situations where 135 is not as much zoom as I'd like, I simply crop the photo to get the area I wanted to zoom in on. With an 18 megapixel T4i I can crop and expand a surprisingly small area and still have amazing quality in the finished photo. I travel a LOT, and this camera and lens go with me everywhere. I feel it is the best choice for a one lens travel kit. Lightweight but no compromise in picture quality. I have done extensive testing comparing my T4i with the 18-135 lens against a 5D Mark II with the 24 -105 L lens. Very little difference. You really have to crop and expand very small areas to find a difference.


Good replacement for kit lens


from South Carolina  -  Casual Photographer

I'm a casual amateur photographer. I photograph my children, landscapes and animals. The lens is a bit expensive, but it gives me greater range than the kit lens which I need for even casual photography. The lens is light and easy to use. It seems to focus quickly and accurately, but I've not used it indoors or in low light conditions. I've only had this lens a few weeks but I have not found anything I dislike. I gave it four stars simply because of the price. (It cost more than the camera.)


Love it!


from Muncie, IN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I couldn't be happier with this purchase! Bought it referb and if I hadn't known, I would've thought it was brand new. Only had it for a few weeks, but so far so good.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ADAM Y  Cause I was retarded and ill-informed.
Shopper  will this work with 20D?
VIRGINIA E  Do not know, I have a Rebel T3. But I do love the lens!
Mary A  Pardon my ignorance, but looking at this lens for a gift for one who requested a 'wide angle' lens for his Canon t5i. Would this be appropriate? Thank you.
ROBIN W  Most of the time, wide angle lenses are anything below 50mm (they are zoomed out more than what your eyes see), 50mm is considered "normal" (it matches what your eyes see), and anything above 50mm is called "telephoto" (that is, it's zoomed in more than what you see). However, the sensor size of the Canon t5i is a little different, so anything under maybe 40-45mm will be wide angle for his camera. This 18-135mm lens does cover the wide angle range AND normal AND telephoto. I use it as my go-to lens for when I'm traveling and don't know what to expect. It's very versatile. However, if he's just wanting a wide angle lens, I would check out the Canon EF-S 10-18mm (MSRP $300), 18-55mm (MSRP $200), or EF-S 24mm (MSRP $150). I'm assuming that since he has a t5i, he's more of a hobbyist or beginner, so he's not looking for professional grade lenses but something inexpensive for learning/experimenting/personal use, yeah? I'd go with the 18-55mm because it has a bigger range (unless his camera already came with it; it's a common "kit lens" as they call it). The 24mm is stuck at that zoom--you can't get closer or farther away. The 10-18mm is very wide, it's possible it could be wider than he's wanting. I hope this is helpful!
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