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Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM review (Photography Blog)

EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM:  B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM at a glance:

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter

Along with their Canon EOS 80D review, Photography Blog also posted the review about Canon’s new kit lens for APS-C DSLR, the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM featuring NANO USM technology.

From the conclusion:

Image quality is pretty good rather than outstanding. Centre and edge sharpness isn’t great throughout the zoom range at the maximum aperture, but stopping-down by one stop sharpens things up considerably, whatever focal length you use. Chromatic aberrations aren’t very well controlled, though, and there’s obvious geometric distortion at the wider focal lengths and some obvious corner shading at the maximum aperture. The lens also doesn’t ship with a hood, which is only available as an optional and rather expensive accessory.

The EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM gets 4 starts out of 5, and is rated as a “relatively small, lightweight and versatile zoom lens for APS-C DSLR owners that delivers pleasing results for both stills and video“.

[via Photography Blog]
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