Summary: I am an amateur enthusiast at best, and this lens is wonderfully versatile. Soon after I bought it, i took it out on a hike during overcast conditions. The lens performed beautifully at 18 through 135mm. I took great pictures of landscapes, still life and portraits with it.
Summary: I love this lens. It's my 'everyday' lens when I don't want to carry a zoom. I use it with a Canon 70D and can leave it on the camera for street shots, portraits, birds or distant cityscapes. It's lightweight and not burdensome. Images are clear and colors are vibrant.
Summary: The best lens ever! I use this as my daily lens. I purchased a 55-250mm and it drives me crazy as it starts at 55mm so I end up standing way back to get basic photos. I recommend this product!
Excerpt: This lens (EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS) came with my 60D, which I purchased about 3 1/2 years ago. It has been a very good lens, granted, it's not "L" series quality, but for a kit lens, it does very well. I've had many very good photos, the samples, are 2 of my favorites.
Conclusion: I purchased a Canon 7D Mark II with this lens. I went to a surf contest the next weekend and shot well over 2000 pics for the day and both lens and camera performed flawlessly and I am very pleased with the pictures taken. A great purchase!!