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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Camera Lens - 3558B002

Abt Model: 3558B002 | UPC Code: 013803108644
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$499.00  
18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 Focal Length And Maximum Aperture/ 16 Elements In 12 Groups Lens Construction/ Inner Focusing System/ 0.45m/1.5 Ft. Closest Focusing Distance/ 67mm Filter Size/ Black Finish
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Camera Lens, Model 3558B002

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.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 74° 20' - 11° 30'
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
  • Filter Size: 67mm

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens
 
3.9

(based on 47 reviews)

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70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus (16)
  • Super-sharp images (14)
  • Superior build quality (10)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (8)
  • Poor build quality (6)
  • Slow auto-focus (6)
  • Lens creep (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Decent Low Budget Lens

    The new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a fairly new product and you won't find many reviews just yet. I got is with a recent purchase of a Canon 7D, which...Read complete review

    The new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a fairly new product and you won't find many reviews just yet. I got is with a recent purchase of a Canon 7D, which I suppose makes sense from Canon's perspective to include a low cost kit lens to keep camera kit prices down. However, the 7D (among other bodies in the Canon lineup) really needs a sharper lens to reach its full potential. That said, the EF-S 18-135mm actually takes some decent shots. In hand, the lens feels cheaply made, but the light weight can be a plus for some. The focus is smooth, with very little lens creep. Others say they have had problems with creep in this model, but I haven't seen it with mine. There is no play in the barrel, so the initial "cheap" feel of the lens is somewhat allayed after shooting with it. The newest generation IS on this lens may be its biggest seller. Canon advertises 4 stops of IS functionality, but in average use you can expect to get three. Even with the micro motor AF, this lens will compete with USM for speed. It is louder, but not bothersome. CA, as already mentioned, is problematic at the long end of the focal length range. Vignetting is noticeable at the wide end of the lens, but stopping down helps this. There is strong barrel distortion at 18mm, gradually decreasing to the 50mm range. Price will be a selling point in this lens compared to the 18-200mm IS, and the 18mm wide end definitely wins out over the 28-135mm on the APS-C sensor bodies. The EF-S 18-135mm has a nice focal range, making this a good everyday lens, not sacrificing IQ for a long focal length like some super-zooms. Image quality is sharp, but I can't say it's tack-sharp. I'll reserve that language for the L glass. All in all, I would say this is a decent, above average lens targeted to the non-professional market. Not the best in the line of Canon lenses, but their lower priced glass is making great strides in overall image quality. As one of Canon's newest lenses, the amateur SLR photographer will not be disappointed in this purchase.

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    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...Read complete 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.

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    5.0

    A grat and timely purchase

    By The Duker

    from San Diego

    Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

    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!!

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    4.0

    Good Starter lens

    By Gphoto

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Good focal range
    • quick image stabilization
    • Sharp images

    Cons

    • Slow Auto-Focus
    • Vignetting

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

      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.

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      3.0

      Nice on clicking

      By mh

      from Dhaka, BD

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus

      Cons

      • Semi-sharp images

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Favorite Canon Lens

        By Bud

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • Fast auto-focus
        • Superior build quality
        • Super-sharp images

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

            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.

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            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Mostly satisfied

            By Joe

            from Florida

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Nice zoom range
            • Superior build quality

            Cons

            • Poor in low light

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

              I like the 18-135 mm range, it covers most normal scenarios. It is fast focus and reliable. However, when taking pictures in low light, does not performes well. Ex: museum with low light, old paintings etc...

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              (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It was fuzzy? No... That was my fault.

              By Beliven

              from Yuma, AZ

              Pros

              • Fast auto-focus
              • Superior build quality
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

                  I read many reviews before I wrote this to try and figure out what I should say. First of all my pictures were slightly fuzzy and the focus was slow... Um hello self, have you checked your cameras settings? No? Maybe you should. Now that I have checked them, the fuzzy shots with lots of graininess are completely gone. So anyone who reviewed this lens as being anything but sharp needs to fiddle with their camera settings some more and read the manual or another how to book.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good lens

                  By Eddythepixer

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Superior build quality
                  • Super-sharp images

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

                      Good lens, Good quality pictures... The stabilizer works well

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                      (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Bad quality images

                      By X-san

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • color aberration
                        • Semi-sharp images

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

                          The power that gives you the lense's range in great. Images are not that great. Seen lot of color aberration, not sharp as wanted images.

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                          (21 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          An Average Lens, Barely, Barely Acceptable

                          By Emily Jane

                          from Chicago, IL

                          Pros

                          • None

                          Cons

                          • auto focus mechanism jerky
                          • Not Sharp
                          • Poor build quality
                          • poor color reproduction
                          • Slow Auto-Focus

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

                            I purchased this lens to use with my 50D. I wanted a lens that had a good zoom range, which this lens has. However, the lens has issues which doesn't make it a good buy for the price Canon is asking. First of all, I'm not at all happy with the sharpness of this lens; it just isn't there, no matter what shutter speed/f-stop you use. The first one I received was returned for not being sharp, and the second one I received wasn't any better. There just absolutely isn't any 'snap' to the images. When taking portraits, it looks like a mild soft focus filter was used, with facial features not being very well detailed. Various images taken with both lenses, never rendered colors very accurately at all. This was still showing to be the case even with camera settings at their defaults. I tried all the white balance settings, and still nothing reproduced colors accurately as was showing in my original scene. I could go on about the terrible auto focus and its noisy working mechanisms constantly heard inside the barrel while focusing, and the jerky image shifting that occasionally occurs while focusing. The barrel also drops constantly on its own when pointed downwards, very annoying. Bottom line, don't buy this lens. You'd think Canon would make a better lens, considering the popularity of this zoom range!

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great lens and value

                            By LaPix

                            from Burlington, VT

                            Pros

                            • Good Value
                            • Super-sharp images

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens:

                                I find this lens to be a great value. It produces sharp images, focuses well and has the basic features of image stabilization and AF switches on the lens.

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