Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Good Starter lens
25 May 2014
Excerpt: This lens has a good focal range but with a constant vignetting problem. The auto focus works well in daylight, however searches too much in less adequate outdoor and indoor lighting situations. The lens is built well despite the other issues and would make a good starter lens. I like how this lens and other canon starter kit lenses have metal connection points to the lens bayonet, it increases durability when compared to lenses that have cheap plastic connection points.
Pros: Good focal range, quick image stabilization, Sharp images
Conclusion: This lens has a good focal range but with a constant vignetting problem. The auto focus works well in daylight, however searches too much in less adequate outdoor and indoor lighting situations. The lens is built well despite the other issues and would make a good starter lens. I like how this lens and other canon starter kit lenses have metal connection points to the lens bayonet, it increases durability when compared to lenses that have cheap plastic connection points.
Pros: sharp images, good focal range, quick image stabilization
Excerpt: i'm pretty much an amateur user but like to take a lot of pictures. I have a Canon T4i. Have used a number of lenses in the past and find it a hassle to be constantly changing lenses. This gives me about the most versatility I could want. The focus is very fast and quiet. Have taken a few movies and seems to work very well. No problems at all so far. Arrived quickly and price was OK. Accessories work as expected.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: am a beginning shooter on this camera, but feel that this lens is kind of limited in its range, especially on the close up end. Repeatedly find myself bumping up the limits. But if you are within that range takes really good pictures as far as I can tell. focus is sharp, etc...
Summary: I've been shooting with Canon for over 20 years and have used a lot of different lenses. I bought this one for my wife when she got her Rebel T1i. This is definitely a step up from the "kit" lenses that Canon bundles with their entry-level DSLRs. The 18-135 focal range is great range for someone who doesn't want to carry and change out extra lenses. The fact that it has IS is a huge bonus. We rarely have to use a flash thanks to that.
Excerpt: I'm a casual amateur photographer. I photograph my children, landscapes and animals. The lens is a bit expensive, but it gives me greater range than the kit lens which I need for even casual photography. The lens is light and easy to use. It seems to focus quickly and accurately, but I've not used it indoors or in low light conditions. I've only had this lens a few weeks but I have not found anything I dislike. I gave it four stars simply because of the price.
Summary: My wife and I love this lens. It stays on our camera all the time. It is great for being able to zoom in and get a great photo at a family gathering without becoming the center of attention. It also works well for scenic shots where we are unable to get close to the subject. At the same time, you are not lugging around a huge telephoto lens. This is actually our second one of these. We dropped the camera off a desk and damaged the original one.
Summary: Nice lens. Still trying to work out some setting issues. It does fabulous up close, but seems to have a very short focal distance. Some times that's okay, but sometimes not. It doesn't work the same as my old lens and it's taking some getting used to. Clear images, and not too heavy. It is heavy enough that it will self elongate, so I have to keep it tilted upwards, kind of annoying, but not unexpected, I guess.