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Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM EF-S Lens

With Nano USM Technology, this 3rd generation of this focal length is ideal for all users including videographers who need smooth, sharp yet quick focusing.
  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Canon EOS APS-C (EF-S) Only
  • Fitting: Canon EFs Only
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  • Standard ZOOM
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  • Filter Size: 67mm

Product code: 18135 (4549292061383)

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Product Details

From capturing landscapes to portraits to movies, this versatile 18-135mm wide-angle zoom lens can excel in all areas thanks to Nano USM AF technology and a powerful Image Stabilizer for steady, sharp results.

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/38
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Perfect travel companion

This high-quality zoom EF-S zoom lens with an 18-135 mm focal range is ideal for a wide range of uses spanning both photos and movies. Capture everything using one easy to carry lens that’s perfect for travel - from dramatic landscapes and beautiful portraits to fast-paced action.

Nano USM

Nano USM technology combines smooth and quiet focusing for movies with blistering speed for spontaneous photography - making this lens idea for both areas of use. The whisper-quiet motor ensures that the movie soundtrack quality is not disturbed by focusing noise and provides smooth autofocus tracking and subject transitions.

Steady stills

Shoot pin-sharp photographs thanks to Canon’s 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer technology, which powerfully counteracts camera shake for higher quality results in low light or when using the zoom. A dedicated Panning mode automatically detects and engages if you are following a moving subject.

Rock steady movies

A Dynamic Image Stabilizer counteracts extreme movements as well as general camera shake to ensure smooth movie footage when shooting handheld, at full zoom or if you’re walking to follow the action. The optional Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 accessory gives you the ability to have simple and smooth servo-assisted zoom control.

Compact, high performance lens

Compact and lightweight with a stylish premium finish this versatile EF-S lens delivers high image quality with reduced chromatic aberration throughout the focal range thanks an optical design featuring UD and aspherical lens elements with the Super Spectra coating to reduce flare and ghosting.

Product Reviews

Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, Quality construction, Good value for money, Lightweight
Semi-sharp images
Photography BLOG

The new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM offers an appealing combination of a versatile 7.5x zoom range, fast and silent auto-focusing, good enough image quality and construction, and decent value for money. Image quality is pretty good rather than outstanding.

The Nikkor 18–105 mm VR, the Canon’s equivalent from a rival system, was praised by us. The Canon deserves some praise as well because the results of both lenses are more or less similar. The price of both devices is roughly the same.


Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this lightweight 7.5x superzoom lens for EF-S compatible Canon cameras with Image Stabilisation.


For this lens we could find little to complain about in terms of image sharpness, colour quality, stabilisation and autofocusing speed and accuracy. It was also quiet enough to use when shooting movie clips.


A new 7.5x standard zoom lens that automatically selects the optimum Image Stabiliser mode. Announced at the beginning of September, this new Canon standard zoom lens was designed to complement the EOS 7D body on which we tested it.

PC Magazine

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a sharp lens with a long zoom range and a fast USM motor that pairs well with Canon's Dual Pixel AF technology.


This was my first lens on my first Canon 70D. I was very happy with the way the lens focused, held focus and worked generally. Colours and contrast have always turned out very well.It is virtually silent for video.

Camera Labs

Canon's EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is a general-purpose zoom for its DSLRs with cropped sensors. Canon's third 18-135mm zoom for the EF-S mount, it sports a flexible 7.5x / 29-216mm equivalent range that takes you from standard wide-angle to telephoto, making it ideal for travel and general...

The Digital Picture

While my kit is comprised of mostly pro-grade lenses, I have an 18-135mm STM lens in it and will mount that lens on occasion. That the USM version is a significant upgrade from an auto focus system perspective, it represents an even more valuable member in a kit.


The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS may be somewhat better than the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS but it's not exactly a good lens either. The resolution makes a rather wild roller coaster ride through the different quality levels.

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Purchased as an all round lens for travelling purposes and this definitely did the job. Quiet, superfast focusing, which produced really good, pin sharp photos. The only negative is that I'll add my name to the long list of reviews I trawled through before deciding to purchase and suggest that for...

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 fine lens if you don't care about sharpness.

Bad lens.


I've got this lens along with my 80d a few years ago and used it during a trip to Ireland and in general photography since. A few things about it: 1. Sharpness is OK, it's not L-Lens sharp but its not priced that way either. 2. The zoom range is very good. Equivalent to a 29mm to 216mm full frame.

B&H Photo

This lens basically lives on my Canon C100. It has a great zoom range, it's lightweight, compact, and sharp. With the addition of the PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter, it operates much like an ENG lens, capable of smooth zoom shots.


This is my primary lens for my 7d2 and 40d. Very useful zoom range, well built without being too heavy. It takes great pictures, too!


I had initially received this lens with my 77D when I first got the camera body. While I have expanded my selection of lenses over the years, I always find myself packing this lens no matter what. It is such a terrific all-around lens especially for RAW shooting.

B&H Photo

I am blown away how great this lens is. Highly recommend to anyone. I have shot several concerts with this and turned out amazing

B&H Photo

I love that this lens is a little wider than previous, it is my go to lens, and I love it, I take a lot of pics of dogs in action and it is great.

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3rd generation travel lens with smooth and quiet autofocus control. Great for Holidays, Interviews, Photos and Movies

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