Canon to announce soon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, and a “Power Zoom Adapter”

EF-S 18-135mm IS STM

Another leak of yesterday suggest Canon may soon release the third iteration of its EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. With a small surprise: it appears Canon is switching from STM to USM motor. This may be the next kit lens, and it first appearance might be with the EOS 80D.

And what about the “Power Zoom Adapter”? Could this be a device to enable electric zooming on select Canon lenses?

Stay tuned for more…


330 Still Photos used to Make a Minute-long Movie about NYC (Rebel T2i & 18-135mm IS STM)

The video above was made by Ynon Lan, an Israeli artist, when he visited NYC. He shot approximately 3600 pics and select 330 to make up the video. Have a different, artistic eye on never resting NYC.

In an interview with DIY Photography , Ynon Lan said:

I was looking for a way to portray all the different types of scenery and people that I saw as well as keep the constant energy of the city

Ynon didn’t use high-end gear for this project, a Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens did the job, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects have been used for postprocessing. The ambient sounds were recorded with the 550D’s  built-in microphone.

[DIY Photography via PetaPixel]


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  • Filter Size 67mm
  • Focal Length 18-135mm
  • Maximum Aperture 1:3.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View 11?° 30′ – 74?° 20′
  • Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system
  • Closest Focusing Distance 1.3 ft./0.39m
  • Zoom System Rotating Type
  • Max. Diameter x Length 3.1 x 3.8 inch / 76.6 x 96.0mm
  • Weight 16.9 oz. / 480g