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Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
7 December 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

Originally posted 2010-10-18 on Optyczne.pl

Canon resisted the megazoom trend for quite a long time; its competitors’ strategy has been quite different though. Nikon has offered its customers the 18-105 mm VR, the 18-135 mm models and two version of a 18-200 mm device. Sigma was even more generous because such lenses as the 18–125 mm, the 18–125 mm OS, the18–200 mm, the 18–200 mm OS and the 18–250 mm OS have been on and off its offer. Tamron hasn’t been idle either, launching instruments with the following parameters: 18–200 mm, 18–250 mm and 18–270 mm VC.

The Canon’s offer looks very modest in comparison. Not only the megazooms of that company were shown later than those of its rivals but also it has launched only two models so far: the EF-S 18–135 mm f/3.5–5.6 IS and the EF-S 18–200 mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM. In this test we will take care of the former.


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Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - Introduction



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