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Canon-ef-s-18-135mm-f-3-5-5-6-is.3496465
8.6 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with 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

Bad quality images

X-san, Adorama
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: 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: color aberration, Semi-sharp images
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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. First of all, I'm not at all happy with the sharpness of this lens; it just isn't there, no matter what shutter speed/f-stop you use. The first one I received was returned for not being sharp, and the second one I received wasn't any better.
  • 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

An Average Lens, Barely, Barely Acceptable

Emily Jane, Adorama
9 November 2012
  • Excerpt: 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. First of all, I'm not at all happy with the sharpness of this lens; it just isn't there, no matter what shutter speed/f-stop you use. The first one I received was returned for not being sharp, and the second one I received wasn't any better.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: auto focus mechanism jerky, Not Sharp, Poor build quality, poor color reproduction, Slow Auto-Focus
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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.
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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. This was a major pain for shooting, plus it would have been a matter of time before I forgot it was extended and banged it against something or somebody.
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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... If you ever use it to shoot video, you'll hate it. Comparing to nikon, Canon kit lenses are no good. And I don[t even use it with protection filters.
  • 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. I can’t find any f-stop combination that works, can’t wait to buy a new L lens.
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

worst kit lens

Anonymous, Adorama
7 August 2011
  • Excerpt: 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. I can’t find any f-stop combination that works, can’t wait to buy a new L lens.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Poor build quality, Semi-sharp images
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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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