A versatile zoom optimized for both stills and video, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM from Canon is a 28.8-216mm equivalent lens designed for APS-C-format DSLRs. Incorporating NANO USM technology, this lens is characterized by its combination of a fast, stills-optimized ring-type Ultrasonic Motor and smooth, silent video-optimized stepping motor for all-around focusing performance to benefit multimedia image-makers. This dual-purpose AF motor also offers notably quicker performance throughout the zoom range for more responsive shooting from near to far. Additionally, also aiding both photo and movie recording, an Image Stabilizer system compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. The lens is also compatible with the optional PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter for more natural and controllable zooming performance. Updated to suit the increasing presence of video in a photographer’s workflow, this zoom is versatile in regard to both focus handling as well as with its wide-angle to telephoto reach.
In regard to the optical design, one ultra-low dispersion element is featured, along with one aspherical element, to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as limit spherical aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.
A versatile EF-S lens that excels for both photos and movies
Enjoy superb versatility from a lens that’s sure to be a kit-bag essential, giving quality performance in still photography and moviemaking, thanks to its new Nano USM technology. The speed and smooth focus of the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM gives stunning spontaneous shots, while its quiet motor ensures that movie soundtracks are undisturbed by focusing noise.
High performance, compact lens for outstanding photos and movies
A go-to lens for photos and movies, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM has shoot-specific, dedicated IS modes, ensuring you achieve steady results. Nano USM technology delivers fast focusing that is smooth and quiet for moviemaking.
Its compact, lightweight design makes it a lens perfect for travelling without compromising on quality, giving you excellent colour and contrast reproduction. The UD and aspherical lens elements reduce chromatic aberration throughout its expansive focal range for both movies and photos.
Never miss a moment
The Nano USM technology in the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM allows you to focus on your subject with exceptional speed. Combined with a versatile focal range, it allows you to capture dramatic landscapes, beautiful portraits and fast-paced action.
Professional quality movies made easy
Nano USM focusing technology provides a natural look to your movies, with exceptionally smooth autofocus when tracking subjects. However, you can also take control at any time with its responsive manual focus ring.
Find out what makes Nano USM possible
Inside the Nano USM unit sits an elastic metal body, ceramic voltage element and drive unit. The application and adjustment of voltage to the ceramic element, controls the direction and speed of the drive unit. The result is a focusing system that gives you a smooth focus with speed control.
Stay steady amongst the action
Shooting pin-sharp photographs is made easy with the 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer. It counteracts camera shake for high quality results in low light or when using zoom, while a dedicated Panning Mode automatically engages when you are following a moving subject.
The Dynamic Image Stabilizer ensures movie footage is stable when shooting handheld, at full zoom or on the move.
Incredible versatility across the focal range
The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM comfortably captures a range of subjects due to its wide focal range. At its shortest focal length, you can capture expanses of landscapes. At the opposite end, you can get closer to action with its telephoto capabilities and high speed autofocus. The 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer keeps your images sharp and steady when at maximum zoom, working in low light or shooting video.
Keep your distance while staying on top of the action
The addition of the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 takes the versatility of the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens even further, allowing you to control your zoom remotely.
Team your EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 with a compatible Wi-Fi EOS camera body and you can control your zoom wirelessly via your smart device and the Canon Camera Connect App.