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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Optical design

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

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2009

Optical design: 16 elements in 12 groups (two aspherical lenses and one extra-low dispersion element)

Features: Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $302


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
18mm - 135mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/2260.4567455/16101/4

Additional information:

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

  • for APS-C cameras with  the EF-S bayonet mount only
  • equivalent focal length 29-216 mm
  • diagonal angle of view  74° 20' -11° 30'
  • horizontal angle of view 64° 30' - 9° 30'
  • vertical angle of view 45° 30' - 6° 20'
  • minimum aperture  22 - 36
  • max. magnification ratio 0.21 (at 135 mm)
  • magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II     0.38-0.09
  • magnification with Extension Tube  EF25 II  0.59-0.21
  • maximum diameter  75.4 mm
  • focusing micro-motor
  • no FTM mode, it is necessary to manually switch from AF to MF mode
  • focusing ring rotates on autofocus
  • front element is nonrotating on focusing
  • angle rotation  of focusing ring  approx. 60°
  • distance information transmission
  • water-repellent glass elements (fixed to the rubber-coated lens ring)
  • refocusing is required after zooming
  • EW-73B hood (not included)

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is an inexpensive  all-purpose 7x zoom lens (only for APS-C cameras with the EF-S bayonett mount) equipped with a 4-stop optical image stabilizer that switches automatically between static image stabilization and panning for object tracking. The optical scheme includes one UD element and two aspherical lenses. The  Super Spectra coating was applied for minimizing halation and flare. A convenient range of focal lengths and good ergonomics make it possible to use it as an unchangeable travel zoom lens.

Aperture range

  18 mm

  24 mm

  35 mm

  50 mm

  85 mm

 135 mm

 f / 3.5-22

 f / 4-25

 f / 4.5-29

 f / 5-32

 f / 5.6-36

 f / 5.6-36

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 07.10.2010

Photos taken with this lens Canon EF-S 18-135 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS:

Autor: Nusha
3.67 0 3047

Before the rain
Autor: STiv
2 0 4234

The pedestrian crossing
Autor: STiv
1 0 3987

In the aquarium
Autor: KevinE
0 0 3164

Mechanical quality3.008
Optical quality3.258
Pricing / Value3.138
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon EF-S 18-135 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS

STiv 29.09.2012 01:25:11
Period of use: 5 months


Convenient focal lengths, from a wide corner to телевика, Equivalent focal length for film 35-mm - the 29-216th therefore it is possible not to remove from a body. The fine color rendition, well washes away a background, the picture not rigid and not too soft - normal, as well as should be, modern (the release beginning - October 2009г.) Sharp, exact. The auto focus motor, though not USM, but personally on speed and noise doesn't cause complaints in me, the forward lens when focusing is motionless. Plastic pleasant, strong. Lens not the bulky.


There is no manual operational development of focus in the AF mode, it is necessary to be switched to a manualny mode. Pravdo in operational development also isn't present need. It is danger in попыхах to damage an auto focus rather, but the easy scrolling exists. When aiming on sharpness the focusing ring therefore it is necessary to watch that the hand didn't interfere with this rotation rotates. In a wide-angle mode (18мм) the distorsiya (a prospect curvature) is visible, but the notable is easily corrected in PhotoShop (e), but space coverage! That else... a trunk vyezzhaniye under a body weight - decisions, this such as a problem can find in the Internet, much. A dust - well and how without it? Okuratnost, here recipe.


The picture on 18-135 me is pleasant