Canon ef s 18-135mm f 3.5-5.6 is standard zoom lens for canon digital slr camerasDocument Transcript
My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct DetailsCanon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS StandardZoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasFrom CanonPrice:$499.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over$25. DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursShips from and sold by Amazon.com67 new or used available from $233.99Average customer review:(92 customer reviews)Product Description 18-135mm lens with f3.5-f.5.6 aperture; for use with APS-C cameras 35mm equivalent to 29mm-216mm focal length range Dedicated image stabilization Lens construction of 16 elements in 12 groups Compatible with 67mm filtersProduct Details Color: black Brand: Canon Model: 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Dimensions: 4.00" h x 3.00" w x 3.00" l, 1.00 poundsFeatures
18-135mm lens with f3.5-f.5.6 aperture; for use with APS-C cameras 35mm equivalent to 29mm-216mm focal length range Dedicated image stabilization Lens construction of 16 elements in 12 groups Compatible with 67mm filtersEditorial ReviewsFrom the ManufacturerCovering a range from 29mm-216mm in 35mm format, Canons new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6IS 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 lenspromises to be a favorite for EOS users.MTF chartsLens Specifications Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 18 - 135mm 1:3.5-5.6 Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups UD Glass: 1 Diagonal Angle of View: 74 degrees 20 to 11 degrees 30 Focus System: Inner focusing system Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5 ft. / 0.45m Filter Size: 67mm Max. Diameter x Length: 3.0 x 4.0 in./75.4 x 101mm Weight (lens only): 16.0 oz./455g Comes with Rear and Lens Caps 1 yr limited warranty
Customer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews300 of 305 people found the following review helpful.Good multipurpose zoom lens for Canon T1i/500D.By Ivan BarakumbaWeek after buying Canon T1i camera I went to Mt St Helens National Park and realized howmuch I need extra zoom. So I ordered the new Canon 18-135IS. My first impressions are verypositive:- The build quality is pretty decent.- The lens is relatively light and feels pretty balanced on the T1i body.- Front of the lens doesnt turn during auto focus which is a plus if you use a polarized filter.- AF is quick and very accurate - it easily finds focus even in dark conditions.- Image Stabilizer supports horizontal and vertical panning.- I think sharpness is comparable with the kit 18-55IS (looks like corners are a bit softer).- Zoom range is perfect for vacation/outdoor photography.- There is no zoom creep (so far).- Very smooth bokeh (background blurring)Few cons:- No zoom lock.- Doesnt have USM/full-time manual focus - this is the feature Id expect in the $500 lens.- Distortions on the wide end (18-24mm)- More CA than 18-55IS.P.S. Ive spent the last couple of weeks reading endless forum posts and reviews. Here are mynotes about the similar/competing products:1. Canon 55-250IS - My friend got this lens - its sharp but some shots have bad colorsaturation/contrast. He also told me that he needs to change lenses too often.2. Canon 28-135 IS USM - sharp, has full-time manual focus, but the lens is quite big and heavyfor T1i and has a zoom creep. 28mm is too much for the wide shots on the x1.6 cameras.3. Sigma 18-125 OS HSM - good zoom range/color/price, relatively sharp. I almost bought thislens but then I noticed that almost every review mentions the constant background noiseproduced by the image stabilizer. Sometimes I use the camera for short videos so that was a dealbreaker for me.4. Sigma 18-200 - good zoom range/color/price, but too heavy. Sharpness is very inconsistent.Also not much extra zoom comparing to the 135mm.Overall I think this lens is a good choice for nonpro photographers looking for a multipurposezoom lens.646 of 676 people found the following review helpful.Great travel/ walk around lens.
By B. StubblefieldI was more than a little apprehensive about purchasing this lens before many official reviewscame out, but Im really glad I did. I have an 18-55 kit, 70-300, 60mm f/2.8 Macro, and 50 prime(all great beginner lenses, BTW) but I needed something I could stick on my camera and forgetabout when going out around town. As a young lady that likes small purses, this is a constantinternal struggle- hang my awesome camera around my neck like an "Im on a project andshouldnt be hit on" necklace, or stuff it in a big camera bag with my other lenses in a "I donthave kids but I might as well cause this looks like a diaper bag" fashion. I deflect male advanceseither way. Its just a matter of how light I travel when I do it. And if I can leave some highly-stealable stuff at home, I will.How does it feel?This seems to have the same feel as my 70-300. Not a plastic-y light feeling like the 18-55,slightly rubber ridges and hefty, but not heavy, weight to it. I wouldnt use this lens to bludgeonenemies, but it doesnt feel as though it came out of a gum ball machine either.Whats the color like?We compared this lens to the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lensfor Canon SLR Cameras (took identical photos at same focal length, f-stop, settings, etc.) Bothlenses were incredibly sharp at the sweet spots and still great at the edges (when taken at F8) butthe colors of the 18-135 were much less washed out. We definitely had the white balance settingslocked for both photos, but the 18-135 just showed reds, purples, blues, greens, all colors weremore vibrant and true.Now if you want your family photos to look like they came straight from a comic book withcrazier-than-life color explosions, youll have to look to post-processing for that. Weirdo. All Imsaying is that I wont have to change the color balance to cloudy to experience non-prisonlooking color in family portraits. Nothing kills the vibe of a party photo montage like grayishAlcatraz hues.Yeah, but I can get this from an 17-85 or the new 15-85, right?Good point, friend. But the extra focal length after 85mm is really worth it, especially whenshooting things across a street or shooting semi-close wildlife. And if the 15-85 is way moreexpensive and the 17-85 is about the same price, why not go for the longer length? You couldmake the same argument for the 18-200, but I dont think that the compromised sharpness (andheavy 21 oz weight, vs the 16.1 oz of the 18-135) is worth the extra focal distance. Also, you getthe latest version of the image stabilization system with this one.But there is no USM, and the 17-85 has USM. I MUST HAVE USM ON ALL MY LENSES!Calm down there, buddy. True, there is no USM on this lens. But having used both the 17-85 and18-135, the latter is just as fast to autofocus. It may not have the USM, but you wouldnt notice abig difference. The motor is super fast and doesnt autofocus hunt like my 70-300 USM tends todo. You can hear the motor, but its not as loud as the Canon 70-300 USM motor. Imagestabilization is also great- there were plenty of pictures that have been saved with that feature,especially in low light/no flash situations.Finally, I want to mention the "The Digital Picture" ISO 12233 Crops (google this; I cant
provide a link). This test scared the crud out of me, and is making a lot of people spew hate aboutthis lens. It makes this lens look soft compared to some other lenses. When I started shooting, Ithought at first that there was a sharpness issue until I realized that my little brother had changedmy ISO to 1600. Thanks, little bro! After that was fixed, everything was as sharp as I could hopefor. Having done my own sharpness tests, I realized that the ISO 12233 crops werent telling thewhole story. I dont plan on sticking this sucker on a tripod and shooting tiny black and whitelines with it all day (I have more interesting subjects, and they are in color!) Ive taken hundredsof pictures with this lens and just dont see any image quality or sharpness difference whencompared to my other lenses. So chill, people.In conclusion, if you love the pictures your DSLR gives you, but hate the lens diaper-bag/bookbag look, this is a great choice. Its not going to make you into a magical Ansel Adamsphoto spouting machine, but no equipment will do that. This lens takes some pretty nice pictureswhen you stop worrying about 100% crops and start enjoying life. Shoot and be happy.288 of 301 people found the following review helpful.Better Than Expected - but Still Economy ClassBy P. VANDALENSwitching from Pentax to Canon, I had to start with no Canon lenses. Therefore, I had to go withthe 7D kit. I had wanted the EF 28-135 USM kit but after waiting months on a backordersituation, I went with the 18-135 kit from a local camera store. I knew that the 28-135 was apretty good "kit lens" whose only consideration was that the 28mm aperture is very restrictingfor wide angle on a crop-sensor. I had read preliminary reviews of the 18-135 that didnt soundtoo encouraging (this is in contrast to working with pro-level glass from Pentax for some time).However, after a week of using this lens with the 7D, I found that its not as bad as I expected.Pictures taken with it are reasonibly sharp, have reasonible contrast and fairly even image qualityacross the frame - when I follow these guidelines:1. Avoid 18 - 24mm shots, even at stopped-down apertures due to overall reduced image quality;softness, especially away from center, distortion and fringing.2. Dont shoot at wide-open aperture for any focal length if given the choice due to increasedsoftness.The lens is built reasonibly well for a kit lens. It does focus quickly without USM and is not tooloud doing so. What I dont like is that there is no distance scale. I will often take candid shots,either with flash or without, where I first guess the distance to the subject and set that manuallyon the lens, and then take a surprise photo without any focus delays or focus-assist lighting fromthe flash to warn the subject that a picture is about to be taken. Cant do that with this lens.While the 18-135 is generally a reasonible kit lens, it is not the right lens to do the capabilities ofthe advanced 7D justice, however. Dont know why Canon packaged this lens with the 7D (kindaof like "putting a Fiat motor in a Ferrari?"). Based on reviews and comparisons, I believe the 28-135, on the other hand, would be the better inexpensive choice for this camera. The funny thingis that the 18-135 kit costs $100 more than the 28-135. For that extra $100 I gain some usabilitybetween 24 and 28mm but lose some image quality overall. While the 18-135 is convenient to
have for now, I look forward to the 17-40 and 70-200 f4L lenses as possible upgrades. Illprovide an update after more time using this lens in order to make sure I give it a fair chance toprove itself.Update (11/20/09): After many more photographs with this lens, I have to admit that it deservesa bit more recognition than I originally gave it. The guidelines I mentioned for best results stillhold true: avoid 18-24mm when possible and stop-down all other focal lengths to about f7 - f8for the best images. Comparing this lens on the 7D to the Tamron 18-250 on a Pentax K20 andthe Canon lens is clearly better - sharper center, sharper boarders and far less CA. It actuallylooks to be comparible to the Tamron 28-75 with both at f8. Stopped-down, the 18-135 issurprisingly sharp across the frame for a kit lens. I would increase the ranking from three to fourstars if it wasnt for the really poor performance between 18-24mm. I also just purchased theCanon 70-200 f4L and the image quality of the 70-200 is certainly in an entirely different league.However, you can still get pretty decent pictures with the 18-135 when you work around itsweaknesses.See all 92 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by CategoryPatio Furniture SetsCamera & Photo Similar ItemsTiffen 67mm UV Protection Filter$6.00Fotodiox Dedicated (Bayonet) Len...$6.03Canon EOS REBEL T4i 18.0 MP CMOS...Too low to display Accessories
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