Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM


Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM


Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2012.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
See all lenses released by Canon
See all lenses that was released 2012
Read more about normal lenses
Ad
 
Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is designed and meant for Canon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 18-135 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-216 mm on your Canon camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 135 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
Ad
 
Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "EW-73B") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.
Read more about filters
Read more about lens hoods
 
Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS  (2009)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM (2012) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Light weight (480 gr)
The lens is the latest among several editions
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
No lens hood is included
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2012
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/5,6 at 135 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-135 mm
This is a "EF-Slens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 29-216 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:39 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood:
EW-73B(not included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):77 x 96 mm
Vikt:480 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
Link to Canon (product page)
Link to Canon (product page)
Link to Canon (product page)
 
Send in a product link Send in a product link
 
Text from Canon:"Designed to exceed expectations and ideal for video and still images alike, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM marks a new standard for EF-S lenses. It features a refined Image Stabilization system that delivers up to four equivalent stops of shake correction throughout the zoom range; and offers a maximum magnification of 0.28x at the telephoto end, while remaining even more compact in size. This EF-S lens supports the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR´s Movie Servo AF feature for smooth and quiet continuous AF during movie shooting by utilizing a new six-group zoom system and the adoption of a stepping motor and focus mechanism. High-speed autofocus is achieved thanks to an Inner focusing system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm. Appearing for the first time in a Canon lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video while shooting when walking.

Whether shooting movies or stills, image quality is phenomenal, with one UD and one PMo aspheric lens providing high resolution and high contrast images with reduced chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range. A 7 blade, circular aperture ensures beautiful, soft backgrounds and optimized lens coatings ensure excellent color with minimized ghosting and flare. A zoom ring lock even prevents the lens from accidently extending.

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

All-purpose STM zoom for owners of EF-S mount EOS cameras shooting movies and stills.

An all-purpose 18-135mm zoom lens with STM technology. STM provides smooth quiet auto focusing for movies, and Dynamic Image Stabilizer reduces vibrations in video footage.

Benefits
  • Versatile 18-135mm zoom range – perfect for travel.
  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras.
  • Dynamic Image Stabilizer for smooth movie footage.
  • Fast autofocus with full-time manual override.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.39m.


Detailed Features

Versatile and powerful zoom
A compact, versatile lens suited to a variety of subjects and ideal for travel photography. A 18-135mm zoom range offers the same angle of view as a 29-216mm lens on a full-frame camera.

Shoot with AF in movies using STM technology
Movie Servo AF uses STM stepping-motor technology for smooth quiet focusing when shooting video with compatible cameras.

Image Stabilizer for shooting movies and stills
Dynamic Image Stabilizer technology smoothes out vibrations and camera movements when shooting video. Image Stabilizer technology allows hand-held photography in low light without using flash or a tripod. Shutter speeds up to four stops longer than normal may be used without blur from camera shake.

High speed auto focus
Fast autofocus locks onto subjects quickly and accurately. Full-time manual override is available without changing focus mode.

Get close to your subject
Focus down to 0.39m at any zoom setting for a close-up view of your subject."
 
Best deals on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Together with PriceSpy we here give you the best prices available for this lens. Click below for complete details.

Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-ef-s-18-135mm-f-3-5-5-6-is-stm-lens-review-20981
 
photoreview.com.au
http://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/lenses/dx/canon-ef-s-18-135mm-f-3.5-5.6-is-stm-lens
 
slrgear.com
http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1522/cat/11
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-18-135mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-STM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
Get help from Google - Click to make a search for reviews of this lens
Found a new review? Please submit the link.
Skicka inSubmit a review link
Does this lens work with my camera?
Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Wether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Canon EOS 1000D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 100D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 10D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1100D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 1200D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 1300D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark III Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D X Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1Ds Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 20D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 20Da Compatible More information
Canon EOS 300D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 30D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 350D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 400D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 40D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 450D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 500D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 50D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 550D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5DS Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 5DS R Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 600D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 60D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 60Da Compatible More information
Canon EOS 650D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 6D Not compatible More information
Canon EOS 700D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 70D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 750D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 760D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 77D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 7D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Compatible More information
Canon EOS 800D Compatible More information
Canon EOS 80D Compatible More information
Canon EOS D30 Not compatible More information
Canon EOS D60 Not compatible More information
Nikon D1 Not compatible More information
Nikon D100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D1H Not compatible More information
Nikon D1X Not compatible More information
Nikon D200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D2H Not compatible More information
Nikon D2Hs Not compatible More information
Nikon D2X Not compatible More information
Nikon D2Xs Not compatible More information
Nikon D3 Not compatible More information
Nikon D300 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3000 Not compatible More information
Nikon D300s Not compatible More information
Nikon D3100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3300 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3400 Not compatible More information
Nikon D3s Not compatible More information
Nikon D3x Not compatible More information
Nikon D4 Not compatible More information
Nikon D40 Not compatible More information
Nikon D40x Not compatible More information
Nikon D4s Not compatible More information
Nikon D5 Not compatible More information
Nikon D50 Not compatible More information
Nikon D500 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5000 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5300 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5500 Not compatible More information
Nikon D5600 Not compatible More information
Nikon D60 Not compatible More information
Nikon D600 Not compatible More information
Nikon D610 Not compatible More information
Nikon D70 Not compatible More information
Nikon D700 Not compatible More information
Nikon D7000 Not compatible More information
Nikon D70s Not compatible More information
Nikon D7100 Not compatible More information
Nikon D7200 Not compatible More information
Nikon D750 Not compatible More information
Nikon D7500 Not compatible More information
Nikon D80 Not compatible More information
Nikon D800 Not compatible More information
Nikon D800e Not compatible More information
Nikon D810 Not compatible More information
Nikon D810A Not compatible More information
Nikon D90 Not compatible More information
Nikon Df Not compatible More information
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Different versions of this lens
2009 Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
2012 Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM

Alternatives to Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5,6 IS USM
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
 

 
Make your own comparison
Click here and you can choose yourself which lenses you want to make a comparison with.




Top list
Our four most popular lenses (see all)
Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS II
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G
Follow us on Facebook
Through our Faceboook group you will recieve news regarding everything that concerns camera lenses and Lensora.

Lenses for Canon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5,6 DC OS HSM Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5,6 DC OS HSM
Canon EF 24mm f/1,4 L II USM Canon EF 24mm f/1,4 L II USM
Sigma 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS HSM Sigma 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS HSM
Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM
School
Our articles will educate you (see all)
Tripod Mounts
Protect your lens with a filter
See pictures taken with a certain aperture value
Buy a new or a used lens?

Lenses for Nikon
Here are a few popular alternatives (see all)
Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro
Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
Nikon AF-S DX 85mm f/3,5 G ED Micro VR Nikon AF-S DX 85mm f/3,5 G ED Micro VR
See lenses for your camera
Below you will find some models (see all)
Nikon D4s
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Canon EOS 1D

Newly added lenses
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2,8 E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II

Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

Three popular lenses to look at
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 IS L

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 IS L
Sigma EX 150mm f/2,8 DG OS HSM APO Macro

Sigma EX 150mm f/2,8 DG OS HSM APO Macro

Recently visited lenses
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3,5-4,5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3,5-4,5 USM

Recently visited cameras
Nikon D60

Nikon D60
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D