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
Most Liked Positive Review
Best Non L I have ever used
I purchased this lens for my 40D and am amazed by the quality. I have the 24-105 L which I use on my 1D so I have been able to compare the 18-135, 24-105 L & the 70-200 F4L I compared the 18-135mm & 24-105mm at F5.6 and the sharpness is the same on most images. The 18-135 was actually sharper on a couple of images. I compared the lenses at 24, 50, 70 & 105. The color was on pair with both L lenses. The 70-200 F4 was a little sharper than the 18-135 but not much. The picture quality was so clo...View full Review
I purchased this lens for my 40D and am amazed by the quality. I have the 24-105 L which I use on my 1D so I have been able to compare the 18-135, 24-105 L & the 70-200 F4L I compared the 18-135mm & 24-105mm at F5.6 and the sharpness is the same on most images. The 18-135 was actually sharper on a couple of images. I compared the lenses at 24, 50, 70 & 105. The color was on pair with both L lenses. The 70-200 F4 was a little sharper than the 18-135 but not much. The picture quality was so close compared to the L that I had to look at the properties to figure out which picture was taken with each lens. The auto focus was fast an silent. The only small complaint that I have is the the autofocus ring turns when focusing. (This isn't a big deal just something to be aware of) The build quality isn't as good as my L lenses but for a 1/3 of the price it's just fine. This is by far the best non L lens that I have ever owned. I highly recommend this lens for APS-C cameras. I only wish that I could use it on my 1D. I have owned/own the following Canon lenses: Canon 24-105L, 28-80L, 35-350L, 70-200 F4L, 28-105, 28-70, 28mm, 50mm f1.8, 135mm S/F
Most Liked Negative Review
Fair upgrade from the 18-55, but far from the best
I've had this lens since it first came out and I'm not very impressed with it. Vignetting is horrible, as is the chromatic aberration. If you love dark corners in your photos, as well as a purple fringe around your subjects, this is the lens for you! I can get the advertised 4 stops of image stabilization, which is a great plus, but the non-USM micro motor AF is very slow, and constantly searching in low light. As far as image quality, the word "disappointing" comes to mind.. I own several Ca...View full Review
I've had this lens since it first came out and I'm not very impressed with it. Vignetting is horrible, as is the chromatic aberration. If you love dark corners in your photos, as well as a purple fringe around your subjects, this is the lens for you! I can get the advertised 4 stops of image stabilization, which is a great plus, but the non-USM micro motor AF is very slow, and constantly searching in low light. As far as image quality, the word "disappointing" comes to mind.. I own several Canon lenses, and this one gets left at the bottom of the bag, unless I need quick access to a wide zoom. Build quality is, in a word, terrible. Focus and zoom is very loose. Tip it slightly and the barrel fully extends; no creep here... it flies out. The silver ring started peeling off the barrel, which gives a nice touch to the junky, plastic feel of this lens. If you compare price vs. quality, you would do better to look elsewhere. I am a Canon nut, and shoot with nothing but Canon glass. Canon makes extraordinary lenses. This, my friends, it not one of them.
Reviewed by 73 customers
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 to have it in my bag for my Canon 60D. Can able to use for portraits and landscape.
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.
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.
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 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!