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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 on clicking

mh, Adorama
8 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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
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 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. The only reason I give it 3 stars is that it's so freaking heavy. Holding this thing for 300+ shots for a photo shoot, you're going to feel it afterwards. I do wish that I skipped this one and bought the 85mm f/1.8 instead.
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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

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. There is a distortion around the edges that I don't like either. So...since I have my first big job coming up, I am going to trade up to a nicer lens ( or two).
  • 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

I'm Upgrading

Saatchi, Adorama
10 February 2012
  • Excerpt: 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. There is a distortion around the edges that I don't like either. So...since I have my first big job coming up, I am going to trade up to a nicer lens ( or two).
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight
  • Cons: autofocus doesn't function well in low-light, auto-focus sluggish at telephoto end, doesn't have distance measure on body, soft focusing
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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. Color saturation is only OK, there's no snap to the results. I have reset the camera in different ways to increase saturation, changed other settings, etc, but still disappointed. Compared to the 18-55 kit lens this one falters.
  • Pros: good walk round lens
  • Cons: disappointing quality
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Overall 6
6.0

18-135 lens, have concerns

photoeye, Adorama
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: 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. Color saturation is only OK, there's no snap to the results. I have reset the camera in different ways to increase saturation, changed other settings, etc, but still disappointed. Compared to the 18-55 kit lens this one falters.
  • Pros: good walk round lens
  • Cons: Disappointing quality
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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 made.
  • Pros: discounted as kit lens
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality, slow lens
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a great kit lens

Gram, Adorama
20 October 2011
  • Excerpt: 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 made.
  • Pros: discounted as kit lens
  • Cons: Poor build quality, Slow Auto-Focus, 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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