|EF-S||Autofocus lens designed only for Canon APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|IS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM||Mar 2016||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM||Jun 2012||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS||Oct 2009||⊗|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||74.1°-11.5° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||16 elements in 12 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||39 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF-S)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||Dynamic IS|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø77.4 x 96 mm|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
Design and Features
Kit lens for Canon EOS 80D, updated 18-135/3.5-5.6 model optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video. The lens is also compatible with Canon’s new PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter for smooth cinematic ‘pulls’ when changing focal length on a subject, and responsive adjustments at the push of a button for stills or video.
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 67 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
This is the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM, a new type of focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting and lead-screw type STM (stepping motor) for smooth and quiet movie AF, and improved AF speeds up to 4.3x (Tele) and 2.5x (Wide) faster than the previous model, according to the manufacturer.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/8 second at focal length of 135 mm(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
The image stabilizer has Dynamic IS technology which especially effective when shooting while walking because it compensates strong camera shake. Dynamic IS activates automatically when the camera is set to movie shooting.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 7D Mark II|
|Sensor size:||22.4×15 mm|
|Distortion at 18 mm:||-4.18 %|
|Distortion at 135 mm:||+1.21 %|
|Vignetting at 18 mm F/3.5:||-1.18 EV|
|Vignetting at 135 mm F/5.6:||-0.75 EV|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 15-152 mm)
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS||2009||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM||2012||⊗|
|Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC||2004||⊗|
|Sigma 18-125mm F/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM||2008||⊗|
|Tokina AT-X 635 AF 16.5-135mm F/3.5-5.6 DX||2009||⊗|