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

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 accidentally extending.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 18mm – 135mm
  • Angle of View 11.3° – 74.2°
  • Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 39cm (1.28')
  • Filter Size 67mm
  • Weight 480g (1.06 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Pcmag
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM ($549.99 direct) is one of only two lenses from Canon that use STM focusing motors, the other being the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. When paired with the new EOS Rebel T4i D-SLR these lenses provide smooth, silent...
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Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM IS - Review / Test Report
Canon produces some of the finest lenses out there but to date their extreme range zoom lenses were hardly stunning. The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is clearly substandard and the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS was not without flaws either. Even...
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Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is a significant upgrade from the standard-at-review-time 18-55mm IS kit lens. It is an upgrade in many ways, but the 18-135's most attractive features are a wide (7.5x) focal length range, a relatively...
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