Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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Great zoom range and sharp images.
RJK "rjk", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I got this lens for my Canon T5i and really did enjoy using it. Took both studio close ups and outdoor shots and all were razor sharp. For the price (white box special) you can't beat it. I did return it in favor of getting the 24 to 105mm lens which has a constant f:4 through the entire zoom range. That lens is a chunk more money, but for my application, the smaller zoom range was not a problem.
Summary: If you get the white box version, this lens is a bargain. It is optically quite nice from end to end and it can make your Canon DSLR into a high quality super zoom. It is especially slick combined with the tiny SL1 (or a successor).
Summary: I'm no professional photographer but I am absolutely in love with this lens. This plus a T4i are a match made in heaven. The focus is crazy fast and completely silent. The pictures are nice and sharp and have excellent color. This has easilly become my go-to lens when I can only bring one.
Summary: I've been using the 18-55mm Canon lens on my Rebel XSi for a few years now and decided I wanted more telephoto without losing the wide angle. I looked at a couple of non-Canon lenses to save some $$$ and finally decided to spend a little more and get another Canon lens. Just got back from a camping/hiking trip to Utah and Arizona and can report that this lens meets all my needs in fine style. It handles great and isn't too bulky as I hiked up and down the canyons.
Summary: Cant believe the difference in quality and operation of this lens over standard kit lenses. So quiet on focus thought it wasnt working. Fast and snappy. Excellent definition on pictures on all focal lengths. IS works wonderfully from daytime to nighttime shots.
Summary: I bought this lens for my Canon 60d. My choice was between this lens and the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS. EF-S 15-85mm can go 3mm wider but stops at 85mm. The most it can open at 85mm is f5.6. It is big and heavy at almost 600g. It is expensive at 600 new and 530 gently used (at the moment of my review). EF-S 18-135mm STM has much longer reach. I do not think I will ever need anything longer than 135mm (equivalent of 216mm on a FF).
Summary: I like this focal range on a crop camera. When I first got the original Rebel I bought a Sigma 18-125, that was my go to lens because of the range. When I got the M and then the 60D I wanted something longer that the 18-55 STM kit lens, but wanted the STM for videos. This fits all the requirements. I know that it is slow and a variable aperture, but it is a great walk around lens in good light.
Summary: Very please with the size, weight, and performance of this lens. Truly one lens that can cover a wide range of needs. I also have a Canon 10-22, and a Sigma 50-150 f2.8. The 10-135 autofocus and stabilization are very good. Clarity, color, and bokeh are much better than I expected for an inexpensive lens. I would highly recommend this lens to an amatuer, semi-pro, even a pro. It's that good.