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

Whilst this is a Video Review of the Canon 18-135mm STM lens, you will also find a transcript of the Canon 18-135mm STM lens review below. Thanks for watching or reading!


Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Canon STM Lens Review.

Today we’re going to take a look at the Canon EF-S 18-135mm STM Lens.

Folks this is probably one of our biggest selling camera lenses and is most popular when you tend to buy a DSLR and you only want one lens to do the job for all of your photography.

Now the Canon 18-135, this is an EF-S lens so crop sensor DSLRs only from Canon. Eg. 650d 70d 7d 600d 700d etc. all those cropped sensor cameras. It gives you 35mm equivalent focal length of around 28 to 200 which means it’s got quite a good range.

That range is particularly handy if you are a travel photographer or again you want one lens to do the job of say two. So it’s not such a huge range are you going to lose too much quality in fact optically it’s quite good.

The 18-135mm has an image stabilizer built-in. That’s particularly handy at the long end of the zoom when you are doing portraits in low light photography or in any low light situation. “IS” helps prevent camera shake also.

It is a STM lens. STM lens means it’s a stepper motor, so it’s quiet when you’re focusing which means you won’t hear that on the audio if you are shooting video. That’s what STM is best for.

Great focal range for your general photography also very well priced.

You are not gonna pay a lot of money lens like this so its a great option for a beginner. Or when you’re buying a new DSLR camera its a good option to buy the 18-135 as the “kit” lens. Obviously later on if you need something longer or wider of course you can then buy another lens made by Canon or Tamron or Sigma.

The Canon 18-135mm takes a 67mm filter.

It is an internal focus mechanism on this lens, so when it focuses it does not
turn the end optics. So for a Landscape photographer a polarizing filter will not get turned around when you focus.

The 18-135 extends out to a fairly reasonable length there.

It has a minimum focusing distance of around about 39cm from the sensor plane.

It is a great lens for Canon, stabilized great focal range, good value.

Canon 18-135mm STM Lens

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