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Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS Lens
     

    Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS Lens

    Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Item #: CAN-EFS18135IS   •   MFG #: 3558B002

     

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    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.

     
    • Features

      • Covers a wide zoom range (equivalent to 29mm-216mm in 35mm format)
      • Winning combination of size, range and features and is a perfect complement to APS-C cameras
      • High-quality optics, dedicated image stabilization
      • 16 elements in 12 groups
       
    • Specifications

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

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    CANON U.S.A., INC.Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens
     
    3.9

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (21)

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    73%

    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

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    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good lense, sharp images but

    By donbutl10

    from Madison, MS, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I got this lense along with the 70-300. I have now owned it for app 5 years now. While the images are sharp and clear, I am expecting issues soon as the lense barrel and the zoom mechanics is getting "sloppy". Lense creep is increasing as is the amount of movement between the barrels. I am currently looking at a new lense so I can retire this one. I would recommend this lense as a beginner lense but expect to replace in 5-7 years. The reason I am hard on this is I STILL use my FTb-QL, F1(n) and New F1 and FD lenses and these items are still very tight.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Features-Professional Lens 4 Beginner Pros.

    By FinestFotos

    from McKinney, TX, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I have had mine for over a year and a half & been very Happy with it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very much worth owning!

    By Maryann

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    Great lens overall. I have used it for storm,northern lights,family photos,action shots and more and it has done a great job with all I ask of it!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Delivery

    By Deardeb

    from Eastpointe, MI, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    My husband bought the Rebel T6S for me as a gift and this lens was part of the bundle. It delivers sharp, crisp photos each time. I have never had a problem with it. It has now become part of my favorite camera arsenal. Love it.

     
    4.0

    Great Entry Level Digital

    By Julesr

    from Folsom, CA, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I bought this camera for my husband a couple of years ago. It takes great pictures and is pretty easy to use. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that is has no viewfinder so when you are trying to take pictures on a sunny day, the suns glare on the display doesn't allow you to really make sure you are getting a great picture.

     
    3.0

    Long term use

    By Jon

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I purchased this lens with a 7D. I found it to be a great range, as I did not use the 10-24 a lot even while shooting scenery in Alaska for the summer. However, I am now faced with a large repair or replacement cost, as it does not focus smoothly and will change the zoom range when focusing. I owned an FTb and an A1 with canon lens and never had a problem with their function, so I would conclude this lenss is not as good quality (reliability) as the older equipment.

     
    5.0

    Great lens

    By Sparkdawg068

    from Texas, United States

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I just received the lens today and using on both cameras I have T5i and T3i, The auto focus is fast and the zoom movement is smooth and quick, works good on both of my cameras, I had my T5i for over a year now, the lens is lighter than the 18-200mm I have, this lens replaces 2-3 lenses in my collection, I do RECOMMEN this lens!!!

     
    5.0

    Great Lens

    By CHMac

    from New Windsor, NY

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    Friends of mine talk me into getting this lens with the 60D body. I am glad they did. It does everything you would need for normal shooting for close and far objects.

     
    4.0

    Great Kit Lens

    By DOHCHP

    from Virginia

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I got the lens when I purchased my Canon 60D. For being a kit lens this thing is a great value. Images are sharper than most other kit lenses I have used. The only negative thing I have to say about the lens is the amount of dust that can get inside of this lens is amazing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not For Anyone but the Pure Amateur

    By Boin Loin

    from Ohio

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon 3558B002 EF-S 18�135mm f/3.5�5.6 IS Lens:

    I purchased this lens in a kit along with my first Canon DSLR, the 60D. Just starting off, the lens satisfied me - its focal range is ideal but I wasn't quite sure what to look for quality-wise. As I have continued to use the lens, its low quality has started to become more and more apparent. The build is a bit weak; the focus ring has become loose and the silver design taping has begun to peel off. Additionally, the auto-focus speed isn't quite up to par. In post-processing especially, the low image quality stands out. There is a good deal of vignetting and warping around the edge of the image, noticeable aberration, and the images are of sub-optimal sharpness. In addition, zooming in to 5.6 can be painful in anything less than broad daylight. On the positive side, the IS makes this lens ideal for documentary-style filming, which I've done a good deal of. Anyone who considers themselves more than an amateur should consider investing more in a different lens for higher image quality and build.

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