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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 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Nice on clicking

mh, Canon
8 May 2014
  • Conclusion: Nice to have it in my bag for my Canon 60D. Can able to use for portraits and landscape.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 6
6.0

good for learning, not for pro use.

Alon, B&H Photo
2 August 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens, but...

CJC, Amazon
5 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the price

Subaru, Amazon
31 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
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Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

I'm Upgrading

Saatchi, Canon
10 February 2012
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

18-135 lens, have concerns

photoeye, Canon
28 November 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: good walk round lens
  • Cons: disappointing quality
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Overall 6
6.0

2.5 JPEG - 3.5 ~ 4.0 RAW

Jon_T, B&H Photo
28 November 2011
  • 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
  • Cons: Distortion, Soft at wider aperatures
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Not a great kit lens

Gram, Canon
20 October 2011
  • 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...
  • Pros: discounted as kit lens
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality, slow lens
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

dont be fooled by the metal mount

aretalha, Canon
17 September 2011
  • 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.
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images
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