Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens
An all-around lens ideal for creative photos and movies.
The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is an all-around lens with cutting-edge technology and an extremely flexible zoom range. Delivering remarkable performance for everyday capture, it's equipped with Canon's new NANO USM technology, featuring high-speed and near-silent AF. What's more, it's also compatible with Canon's new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 (sold separately) for more natural zooming during movie capture.
For landscapes, portraits, sports videos and everything in between, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM provides great versatility with its magnificent optics, comprehensive zoom range and premium design. It's an impressive complement to the EOS camera with an APS-C sensor.
NANO USM AF System
Fast and incredibly quiet, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM's new NANO USM AF system not only delivers high speed AF, but also makes quiet, fast and smooth AF transitions that can be ideal for movie recording. Combining ring USM and STM (lead-screw type) features, the diminutive chip-shaped ultrasonic motor is engineered to help deliver high-speed, smooth, precise and near-silent operation, plus full time manual focus (when using one-shot AF).
Improved AF Speeds
Thanks to its new NANO USM motor, focusing is incredibly fast -- a clear advantage for action photography and for working on the fly. Compared to the previous model, it focuses approximately 4.3 times faster at the telephoto end, and 2.5 times faster at the wide end when using the viewfinder, for a noticeable speed advantage that can help ensure a stellar photo.
Compatible with Canon's new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1
Compatible with Canon's new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 (sold separately) for electronically controlled zooming. This convenient accessory works with the lens to enhance an EOS camera's video capabilities by providing a smooth and near-silent powered zooming function that's an ideal complement to the lens's speedy AF. The PZ-E1 has adjustable zoom speeds, an integrated locking mechanism, offers remote controlled zooming and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for streamlined operability.
Enhanced Image Stabilizer System
Thanks to a newly enhanced Image Stabilizer system that features a more rigid mechanical structure and the incorporation of faster algorithms, the Image Stabilizer effect has been improved from 3.5 stops to 4 stops for better performance in even more challenging situations. Whether shooting in low light or any time a slow shutter speed is necessary, the Image Stabilizer helps deliver stable, sharp results.
When recording video, the Dynamic IS system helps compensate for camera shake such as when handholding the camera or making movies while walking, especially when using wide focal lengths. By compensating for the camera's motion, it helps deliver sharp, accurately focused images with ease.
A new exterior design that gives it a feel of power and refinement. An elegant shape, comfortable zooming and focus rings as well as easy-to-read markings complement its new finish. A metallic mount and a new black ring that separates the zoom and focus rings add to the lens's feeling of quality.
UD Lens and PMo Aspheric Lens Element
Featuring a number of advanced Canon optics to provide a sharp, high-resolution picture throughout its zoom range. Featuring a UD lens and a high-precision aspherical lens element, its optical formula helps reduce chromatic aberrations, flare and ghosting, reliably delivering excellent results.