Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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nice versitile lens I hope this one holds up better than the last.
Brent H., Amazon
12 April 2015
Summary: This is a great range of wide and zoom for many situations but they have a fatal flaw with the zooming I have one with pieces now rattling inside that wont reliably focus and can grind when zooming. I assume something is stripped. repair would cost as much as replace at this point.
Excerpt: Ive got my 18-135 as a kit with a t3i last year. For a beginner upgrading from a smartphone or a p&s, this lens will yield amazing results. BUT, when you upgrade your selection to L-glass, you can be dissapointed with the quality of this lens.
Summary: In my opinion, this is a great lens if you're beginning in photography. I mean, who wants to spend more when you don't even know you'll keep with photography? I sure don't, so I bought this lens. I have used this one a lot and I'll use it more.
Summary: This came with my 60D on a deal that was too good to pass up. I didn't really care too much for this kit lens, but on a recent trip to Paris, I took 3 lenses(this kit lens, 35mm f/2.0, and 85mm f/1.8) with me.
Conclusion: I bought this when I bought my 50D last spring. I travel and need a good travel lens. What I found is that this lens focusing capability was sluggish, especially in low light/flash and when at a greater focal distance. It struggles to focus in these conditions.
Pros: inexpensive, lightweight
Cons: soft focusing, autofocus doesn't function well in low-light, auto-focus sluggish at telephoto end, doesn't have distance measure on body
Conclusion: I've been shooting digital as an amateur for 15 years. Stepping into the Canon world I bought a 60D with this kit lens. I thought I would like the reach plus wide angle. I got this but I am very disappointed with the quality of the pictures.
Excerpt: My results with the 18-135 are the similar as in the reviews of the Canon 18-135mm at, [@]. BTW [@] the only one I'm of aware that do their lens tests on the lens itself -- not images taken with a camera.My overall rating of JPEG images out of the camera (T2i) is 2.5 due to the lens is quite soft at...
Pros: Good AF for non-USM, Good Zoom Range, IS Good, Lightweight
Conclusion: Bought with my 60D at recommendation of authorized Canon Dealer store salesman as "great kit lens". Great perhaps as 18-135 is good theoretical range. Don't care for lens as image quality seems poor, too slow to use indoors without flash, find autofocus slow and noisy and basically feels cheaply...
Conclusion: I've had this lens for 3 months and all images produced using this lens was not good at all. autofocus performance is not so good, produces a lot ghosting, CA, and vignietting. loose front element. zoom ring was smooth enough but focus ring was too light. contrast and color representation is so bad.