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

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 135 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 74.3 - 11.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.8
Minimum aperture 36
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 16 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF-S
Dimensions 75.4 x 101 mm
Weight 455 g
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3.11 Average
Owners reviews (3)
  1. Seo
    Seo 14 February 2011, 05:06
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    IP 207.204.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $350
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Strong distortion, very bad resolution from 50mm onwards. Boring 6 pointed sunstars.

    Pros: Very effective IS, comfortable handling, and passable build quality. Covers a very wide focal range. Decent center performance at wide end, okay corner performance stopped down from 18mm to 35mm.

    Summary: Use it if you can't change lenses and anticipate covering a wide range of focal lengths. Use it if it's all you have for wide angles, but be ready to correct the CA and distortion in post. A halfway decent lens for the price if bought in a kit, and if you don't anticipate upgrading to nicer lenses, it'll get you off on a decent start.

  2. CarVac
    CarVac 2 February 2011, 23:03
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    IP 134.173.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: kit with 6
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not sharp in the sides (not just in the corners, anywhere away from the center), chromatic aberration, kinda large.

    Pros: Everything else. The handling is outstanding, it's lightweight, image stabilization is ridiculously effective, the zoom range is nice, and focusing is good despite not being usm.

    Summary: A fine lens if you don't care about sharpness.

  3. Alex
    Alex 17 December 2010, 14:31
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    IP 83.34.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 350€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: good use range, good color, fast AF ***.

    Pros: erratic AF, awful CA, really short sharpening.

    Summary: Bad lens.

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