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About Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS

This Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS Bundle comes with $9.95 worth of free accessories including a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!

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 f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images

Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS Features

  • High magnification zoom lens, equivalent to 29-216 in 35mm format.
  • High image quality by adopting UD lens.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer makes the shutter speed 4 stops faster.

Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EFS Specifications

Compatible Cameras
EOS 7D Mark II, 7D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, Rebel T6s, Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i, Rebel T4i, Rebel SL1, Rebel T3i, Rebel T5, Rebel T3, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel only
Construction
12 groups /16 elements
Angle of view
74° 20' - 11° 30'
F stop range
3.5-22
Closest Focusing Distance
1.50 ft./0.45m
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
4.0" x 3.0" / 101 x 75.4mm
Weight
16oz. / 455g
Notes
Zoom System: 5-groups helical zoom (rotational angle 80°)
Mfr #
3558B002
SKU
CA18135ISU

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4

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74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

the 28-135 for the APS-C but better

i decided to upgrade to this lens from my 28-135, which is a great lens, but its aging, and the IS is old school. all i lost essentially was the USM, which was fast, but it was a small sacrifice. i did have a chance to compare both lenses in a period that i had both, and there is a noticeable difference in some aspects 1)its sharper. i always have been wondering why my nifty 50 and 18-55 had always produced better pictures at horrid apertures than the 28-135 at its sweet spots, but the 18-135...

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i decided to upgrade to this lens from my 28-135, which is a great lens, but its aging, and the IS is old school. all i lost essentially was the USM, which was fast, but it was a small sacrifice. i did have a chance to compare both lenses in a period that i had both, and there is a noticeable difference in some aspects 1)its sharper. i always have been wondering why my nifty 50 and 18-55 had always produced better pictures at horrid apertures than the 28-135 at its sweet spots, but the 18-135 does show much sharper images too, than the 28-135. then i learned how to distinguish MTF charts :) (thank you canon!) 2)color reproduction. i couldnt tell if its a good or bad difference, but there is a definite difference in color reproduction, again, it probably has to do with the MTF and how it resolves fine detail 3)barrel distortion. at comparable wide angles (hence 28mm) the 18-135 is much flatter, a problem i had with the 28-135 most of the time. now, about the lens barrel itself, its a one piece extension, and not two, like the 28-135, so barely any play on this one. 4)IS. 3-4 stops vs 1-2 stops. nuff said it doesnt go to say its a perfect lens, but for anyone on a budget like me, its a really good option as an all around lens. the 18-55 is a really good (if not the best) budget lens with good "everything", but its 55mm is very limiting in most situations. the 18-135 fits the bill pretty nicely without breaking the bank my only gripes are that the filter threads are weird. i would have to buy new filters to fit it. that and no USM, but w/e i dont mind it, at least it still had the rear focusing element :).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Save your money

I got this lens with my 60D as a kit. The lens has better build than the cheapest plastic mount lenses, but rattles a lot and has loose front elements and doesn't feel very sturdy. I find that frequently the lens is much sharper with the IS turned OFF when shooting on a tripod. Sometimes this is very pronounced. Image quality is at best so-so, but most of the time images look smudged, even when on a tripod and fired with a remote cord. The very center of images can be fairly sharp, but the sh...

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I got this lens with my 60D as a kit. The lens has better build than the cheapest plastic mount lenses, but rattles a lot and has loose front elements and doesn't feel very sturdy. I find that frequently the lens is much sharper with the IS turned OFF when shooting on a tripod. Sometimes this is very pronounced. Image quality is at best so-so, but most of the time images look smudged, even when on a tripod and fired with a remote cord. The very center of images can be fairly sharp, but the sharpness falls off quickly toward the edges, even at f/8. On occasion I get fairly good images (never great), but it's so hit-and-miss (mostly miss) I can't trust it fully. Buy the camera, but don't buy the kit with this lens. Spend your money on a different lens. I suspect even the cheap 18-55 might outperform this lens optically.

Reviewed by 73 customers

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

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.

 
4.0

Great Kit Lens

By

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)

 
3.0

Not For Anyone but the Pure Amateur

By

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.

 
5.0

A grat and timely purchase

By

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!!

 
4.0

Good Starter lens

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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.

 
3.0

Nice on clicking

By

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

 
4.0

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

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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)

 
5.0

My Favorite Canon Lens

By

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.

 
4.0

Good replacement for kit lens

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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.)

 
5.0

Great Standard use lens

By

Love this lens, it's a wonderful everyday lens eliminates the need to swap out lens. I bought this one as a used lens, and haven't had any issue with it so far (D quality). The lens arrived in the stated condition. I've only been using it for a week, I replace my 18-55 lens, with this one. I shoot mostly outdoors, gives me everything I need and more out of a lens.Thanks Adorama!

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Harry H  Will this Lens fit Canon 30-D ?
KENNETH S  Since I do not have a canon 30D I cannot answer this question. My lens is a couple of years old and been back to Canon for internal dust cleaning. It still has significant Chromatic aberration but that is correctable in software for the most part. There are better lenses in my opinion from third party venders, Tamron, Sigma and the like. You may wish to go to their sites and investigate for yourself. In any case the lens you are considering (Canon 18-135) is for "C" size sensor camera's only. If you try to use them on full frame camera's such as a Canon 5D Mark III you will wreck havoc on the full frame camera mirror. I have a 7D and 5d Mark III and very few Canon lenses, mostly Sigma's and two Tamrons. Both companies make excellent lenses, are in many cases less expensive than Canon and take fine photos. In any case, whatever lens you decide on do yourself a favor and buy the appropriate UV filter for that size lens. I would go so far as to say every lens you buy get a moderately priced UV filter to go with it. Why? It's less expensive to replace a scratched UV filter than a lens element. In 46 years of photography I have replaced a few filters but only one lens, my first. An expensive lesson back then and today. The only lenses I do not buy UV filters for would be fisheye lenses and these I baby and over protect with cleaning and handling. Regards, Kenn
Barbara J  Have they improved the IS feature. It seems on my lens28-138 macro if the outside temp is above 75 the lens IS part has to be shut off. Have they improved this lens?
FRANCIS J  My answer, that may not be the best one, is NO. Still IS 1 not IS2 or whatever they are now. I wont spend $500 on this lens. For that I will by one Tamron 18-270 that does more for the same price. If you are thinking to get the used one for $229 I'll say... why not... depends for what you want it. If its for you or your family the used one maybe, if you need to do anything that you make $1 or more... you are at risk.
Barbara J  Can this lens be used for Macro (flower close-ups)?
GEORGE D  I do not know, it was a gift for my son, I use Nikon.
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