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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
8.6 out of 10

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

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Bad quality images

X-san, Canon
2 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The power that gives you the lense's range in great. Images are not that great. Seen lot of color aberration, not sharp as wanted images.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, color aberration
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

An Average Lens, Barely, Barely Acceptable

Emily Jane, Canon
9 November 2012
  • Conclusion: I purchased this lens to use with my 50D. I wanted a lens that had a good zoom range, which this lens has. However, the lens has issues which doesn't make it a good buy for the price Canon is asking.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality, auto focus mechanism jerky, not sharp, Poor Color Reproduction
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Overall 4
4.0

Not working

Mark Nations, Amazon
3 October 2012
  • Summary: This is a good lens. I had ordered one previously from the same seller and was happy with the deal. The second lens doesn't work upon arrrival. The autofocus doesnt work and can only be used in Manual Focus mode
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Overall 4
4.0

Against the Tide

Acontius "Acontius", Amazon
12 June 2012
  • Summary: Ordered hoping to have a nice travel lens, a sharp all-in-one. Two big complaints--build quality and muddy images. The first problem is the worst. My zoom barrel would just steadily extend to the max position even when walking slowly. Could not keep it in place.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stay away from this lens

CMS, B&H Photo
17 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I've used it for landscape photography, video, pretty much for anything between the range of 18 and 35mm on my 7d. The best thing about this lens is it's AF skills.. Pictures are always on focus. Focused, but not sharp. You get lots of distortion.. dark corners, etc...
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

worst kit lens

Anonymous, Canon
7 August 2011
  • Conclusion: This lens has been a big disappointment, very soft focus, loose front barrel, and after three months of use it is full of dust inside of the elements. I do realize that this is a kit lens; however it is the only one that has filled with dust and has that soft of focus.
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed by short distance focusing

Phil, B&H Photo
12 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Works great at distance, but i'm disappointed with close-up focusing. It states its capable of focusing down to 1.5', but many photos are not sharp even at 20-24" unless you crank the camera up to F10 or more.
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor video quality

JKing, B&H Photo
8 March 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens came as a kit lens for my 60D. I bought the camera to use for video recording but was very unsatisfied with the results of the video. In any indoor situation there's so much noise going on that the video is useless and doesn't come close to looking like 1080p quality.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Fair upgrade from the 18-55, but far from the best

Photographer, Canon
13 February 2011
  • Conclusion: 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!
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality, terrible chromatic aberration, extreme vignetting, lens creep
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Too much vignette

Brazilian photo, Canon
7 January 2011
  • Conclusion: As a general purpose lens, it may works good. But the vignette amount is too much visible, specially at good light conditions. I need to crop a little my images to use them.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
  • Cons: vignette too much visible, do not come with lens hood
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