Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 10
My Favorite Canon Lens
3 weeks ago
Conclusion: I have seven Canon lenses and this is my favorite. 18 - 135 covers 95% of my photography. I also have the 18 - 200 but prefer the 18 - 135 for the lighter weight. In situations where 135 is not as much zoom as I'd like, I simply crop the photo to get the area I wanted to zoom in on. With an 18 megapixel T4i I can crop and expand a surprisingly small area and still have amazing quality in the finished photo. I travel a LOT, and this camera and lens go with me everywhere.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Summary: I'm still learning how to use the camera and this lens has opened more options for saving nice images. I would recommend this lens to those who want to begin taking interesting photos outdoors!
Summary: My wife and I love this lens. It stays on our camera all the time. It is great for being able to zoom in and get a great photo at a family gathering without becoming the center of attention. It also works well for scenic shots where we are unable to get close to the subject. At the same time, you are not lugging around a huge telephoto lens. This is actually our second one of these. We dropped the camera off a desk and damaged the original one.
Summary: Nice lens. Still trying to work out some setting issues. It does fabulous up close, but seems to have a very short focal distance. Some times that's okay, but sometimes not. It doesn't work the same as my old lens and it's taking some getting used to. Clear images, and not too heavy. It is heavy enough that it will self elongate, so I have to keep it tilted upwards, kind of annoying, but not unexpected, I guess.
Summary: I've had this lens for about 8 months now and it really is a great walk around lens. I took it on a trip to Colorado and it performed flawlessly. I'm no pro photographer but enjoy creating outstanding images. This lens does that extremely well.
Conclusion: I like the 18-135 mm range, it covers most normal scenarios. It is fast focus and reliable. However, when taking pictures in low light, does not performes well. Ex: museum with low light, old paintings etc...
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, nice zoom range