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

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

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 489 reviews of Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 84/100 and experts rate this product 72/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasCanon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasCanon EOS 60D DSLR Camera with 3 Canon Lens Pro Pack: Includes - Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 75-300mm III - Canon

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

 

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is designed as a step up from the standard-at-review-time 18-55mm IS kit lens.The 18-135's most attractive features are a wide (7.5x) focal length range, a low price, a relatively light weight/small package,and...

If the EF-S 18-135 represents the extent of your budget, it is a good choice for capturing your memories.For a reasonably low price, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens provides reasonable f/8 image quality over a wide focal length rangein a...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Lens Test: Canon EF-S 18-135MM F/3.5-5.6 IS AF

 
May, 2010

Expert review by: Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS

 

It's also a sensible move for Canon to introduce what's effectively its first intermediate EF-S kit lens. Previously it was a big jump in price from the basic EF-S 18-55mm IS to either the EF-S 17-85mm IS USM or its successor the EF-S 15-85mm IS USM....

Flexible 7.5x range zooms 2.5x closer than basic kit lens., Effective Stabilisation with 3 stops in our tests., Metal lens mount and non-rotating filter mount., Affordable step-up from basic kit lens.

Soft in extreme corners, especially at larger apertures., Noticeable vignetting and geometric distortion., Loud AF motor, and MF ring rotates during AF., Some creep between 20 and 85mm (actual).

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

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

 

Canon resisted the megazoom trend for quite a long time; its competitors' strategy has been quite different though. Nikon has offered its customers the 18-105 mm VR, the 18-135 mm models and two version of a 18-200 mm device. Sigma was even more...

useful focal lengths range ; decent build quality ; very good image quality in the frame centre ; acceptable resolution on the edge of the frame for most combinations of apertures and focal lengths ; chromatic aberration medium at most ; well-corrected...

lack of ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) ; unsatisfactory image quality on the edge of the frame at the maximum relative aperture and longer focal lengths ; vignetting particularly bothersome at the both ends of the focal lengths range ; significant...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

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

 

Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this lightweight 7.5x superzoom lens for EF-S compatible Canon cameras with Image Stabilisation.

Good resolution at optimum apertures; Lightweight design; Effective Image Stabiliser

No lens hood supplied

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PhotoReview (photoreview.com.au)

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

 

A new 7.5x standard zoom lens that automatically selects the optimum Image Stabiliser mode. Announced at the beginning of September, this new Canon standard zoom lens was designed to complement the EOS 7D body on which we tested it. Providing a focal...

You want an affordable general-purpose lens to match the 7D body., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You require high resolution at all focal lengths, along with...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - Review / Lab Test Report

 

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS may be somewhat better than the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS but it's not exactly a good lens either. The resolution makes a rather wild roller coaster ride through the different quality levels. Large aperture...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

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

 

Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this lightweight 7.5x superzoom lens for EF-S compatible Canon cameras with Image Stabilisation.

Good resolution at optimum apertures; Lightweight design; Effective Image Stabiliser

Chromatic Aberrations at 18mm; Barrel distortion at 18mm; No lens hood supplied

For a budget superzoom, Canon's 18-135mm isn't that bad at all. It is capable of producing images with good sharpness across the frame at optimum apertures and the Image Stabiliser works very well. Sharpness isn't everything though, and owners of this...

Consumer review by: Tina (bestbuy.com)

Great all around lens

 

Easy to use. Great for everyday photos with great zoom action.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Sancho (bestbuy.com)

nice

 

This lens is awesome! It gave me the ability to shoot incredible photos.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes
Ultra Sonic Motor: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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