A better 18-135mm IS STM lens coming for the EOS M system? [CW2]

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We know Canon will release new lenses for the EOS M system in 2017. Rumor had it, there will be at least one prime lens to come (though two are rumored, a 35mm and a 50mm).

I got word (thanks) that Canon may announce an 18-135mm IS STM lens of “higher quality” than the available EF-M lenses. I interpret “higher quality” as referring to a lens with better optics and a constant and possibly fast aperture. Unfortunately, I have not received any specification for such a lens, and I didn’t spot any patent for an EF-M 18-135mm IS STM lens so far.

There is only one thing you can be sure about: there will be new lenses for the EOS M system in 2017, we just have no idea what lenses to expect.

Stay tuned…

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

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM:  Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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“.

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM review (video)

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

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott just published his findings about the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM lens, introduced a few months ago with the Canon EOS 80D.

You can watch the 15 minutes video below, which will tell you anything that’s in Abbott’s review, or you may head over to his site and read it, along with many sample pictures. In the conclusion Abbott writes:

There is a lot to like about Canon’s newest lens. I’m blown away by the new focus system and feel like it represents a better, more effective focus system than any of Canon’s consumer grade lenses have received before. It is almost eerily fast and silent, and has proven quiet effective in both tracking and stills focus performance.  This is going to help a lot of people keep up with their active children or grandchildren. I feel that Nano USM represents a quantum leap forward for an AF system that is equally effective in both stills and video shooting. I only wish that the image quality had taken a similar leap forward. It feels like it could be better, though it is good enough to meet the needs of many shooters and is competitive with similar lenses. This is a great travel lens, though I might wish that the great looking new lens body included some attempt at weather resistance. Read the review…

Enjoy the video…

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM deal – $250 (reg. $549, authorised Canon reseller)

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Top Rated Plus and authorised Canon seller CameraLand on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the excellent Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens on sale at $249.99. Compare at $549. Free shipping. Please note: this is not a grey import item, but

This lens is taken out of a camera kit. Because of this we won’t sell it as new.It is supplied with the FULL USA warranty and lens caps. Never used. There is no box supplied since it was taken out of a camera kit

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS “Actuator Nano USM” technology explained (video)

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

Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens features a new AF motor technology, named Actuator Nano USM. The neat video below by Canon Imaging Plaza gives a 1 minute overview on this new tech. The previous version of this lens, the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, featured Canon’s STM technology.

The EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM is also made to work with Canon’s Power Zoom adapter (shown below).

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM with Power Zoom adapter

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

The video below shows how the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM works together with the Power Adater.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM overview after the break.

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM detailed specs and images leaked [CW5]

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Detailed specs of the upcoming Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens leaked over the web. Some interesting points: it appears the new 18-135mm has an AF motor that for still images is 4.3 times faster than on the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The new USM motor is named “nano USM”. Moreover, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM can be used with the also upcoming “Canon Power Zoom” adapter (in the pictures).

  • Lens construction: 12 group 16 sheets (. One UD lens one aspherical lens)
  • Aperture blades: 7 sheets (circular aperture)
  • Shortest photographing distance: 0.39m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.28 times
  • AF motor: Nano USM
  • Have full-time manual focus
  • The effect of camera shake correction is four stages
  • Mode of the camera shake correction: Mode 1 / Mode 2 / Dynamic IS (Auto)
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Total length: 96mm
  • Maximum diameter: 77.4mm
  • Weight: 515g

Stay tuned for more to come soon…

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