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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens

Fast and incredibly quiet, the Canon EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s new NANO USM AF system not only delivers high-speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast and smooth AF transitions that can be ideal for movie recording. 

Fast Auto-Focus Speed

Fast and incredibly quiet, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s new NANO USM AF system not only delivers high-speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast and smooth AF transitions that can be ideal for movie recording. Combining ring USM and STM (lead-screw type) features, the diminutive chip-shaped ultrasonic motor is engineered to help deliver high-speed, smooth, precise and near-silent operation, plus full-time manual focus (when using one-shot AF).

Thanks to its new NANO USM motor, the Canon EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM focuses incredibly fast – a clear advantage for action photography and for working on the fly. Compared to the previous model*, it focuses approximately 4.3 times* faster at the telephoto end, and 2.5 times* faster at the wide end when using the viewfinder, for a noticeable speed advantage that can help ensure a stellar photo.

* Based on Canon’s standards. As compared to the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM.

Optional Power Zoom accessory

The EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM is compatible with Canon’s new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 for electronically controlled zooming. This convenient accessory works with the lens to enhance an EOS camera’s video capabilities by providing a smooth and near-silent powered zooming function that’s an ideal complement to the lens’s speedy AF. The PZ-E1 has adjustable zoom speeds, an integrated locking mechanism, offers remote controlled zooming and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM for streamlined operability.

Optimal Image Stabilisation up to 4-stops and Dynamic IS for Video Recording

Thanks to a newly enhanced Image Stabiliser system that features a more rigid mechanical structure and the incorporation of faster algorithms, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s Image Stabiliser effect has been improved from 3.5 stops to 4 stops for better performance in even more challenging situations. Whether shooting in low light or any time a slow shutter speed is necessary, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s Image Stabiliser helps deliver stable, sharp results.

When recording video, the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM’s Dynamic IS system helps compensate for camera shake such as when handholding the camera or making movies while walking, especially when using wide focal lengths. By compensating for the camera’s motion, it helps deliver sharp, accurately focused images with ease.

UD Lens element for high resolution and high contrast images

The EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM features a number of advanced Canon optics to provide a sharp, high-resolution picture throughout its zoom range. Featuring a UD lens and a high-precision aspherical lens element, its optical formula helps to reduce chromatic aberrations, flare and ghosting, reliably delivering excellent results.

Premium Exterior Design

The EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM features a new exterior design that gives it a feel of power and refinement. An elegant shape, comfortable zooming and focus rings, as well as easy-to-read markings, complement its new finish. A metallic mount and a new black ring that separates the zoom and focus rings add to the lens’s feeling of quality.

Features

  • EF-S Mount Lens / APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm equivalent)
  • One UD element & one aspherical element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Image Stabiliser & Dynamic IS
  • Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter

Lens

Focal Length
18-135mm
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22.0-f/38.0
Barrel Type
Plastic Barrel
Camera Mount
Canon EF-S, Metal Mount
Full Time Manual Focus
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
0.39m
Internal Focus
No
Internal Zoom
No
Image Stabilisation
4-stop Stabiliser
Filter Thread
67mm
Weight
515g
R 11,695 Awaiting Stock
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What's in the box

  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
    • E-67 II 67mm Lens Cap
    • Rear Lens Cap E
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Reviewed by 7 customers

Fast focus and sharp images
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I have recently bought this lens and I have found it to be brilliant. Fast focus and sharp images.

The best EF mount crop sensor walkabout lens.
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The 18-135mm IS USM Nano is simply out of this world superb. Not even my 24mm pancake autofocuses as quickly as this. It is virtually instantaneous and noiseless. The lens is tack sharp and the stabilisation quite effective. As far as I know it is rated at 4 stops and in real life you can easily get 3 of those guaranteed. The range is also very handy and the new Canon design language and build quality gives a lot of comfort.

Canon has set the bar incredibly high with this lens.

High quality and best buy for value of money
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Best overall lens for me. Absolutely love it. Covers a wide range of zoom and is part of the canon USM family. Easy soft focus and durable design.

Great zoom range for people shots
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A fantastic zoom range for people (including events) and portrait (for lovely close-ups) photography.

Great for walk-about, but not heavy-duty work.
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This is a great "standard zoom" for an APS-C camera and is a lovely walk-about lens that does a lot of things well. It is also small, light and easy to manage. Image quality is good and stabilisation is good too, but this is not a heavy-duty lens like the 24-105L so it is not weatherproof and can not take much physical pressure. If you are an amateur, shooting 20'000 images or less per year, this lens is brilliant, but if you push your equipment hard, like a wedding photographer would do, rather spend the extra and go for the more rugged L.

Versatile
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The EFS 18-135mm Image Stabiliser is versatile and easy to manage.

Best all round lens
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My single go to lens fitted to my camera by default, pretty much only use this lens. As mentioned in the description the AF transition in video is really smooth and quiet. Very happy!

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