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

Canon EF-M 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

Product Summary

Key Features

  • Versatile 18-135mm zoom range – perfect for travel
  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
  • Dynamic Image Stabilizer for smooth movie footage
  • Fast autofocus with full-time manual override
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.39m


The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM comes with Canon’s IS (Image Stabilization) system that offers up to four stops slower shutter speeds while hand holding the camera. Its focal length range converts to 28.8-216mm on a 35mm format equivalent. This is a EF-S lens meaning it won’t work with full frame or APS-H sensor sized Canon DSLRs. This lens shares same specs of EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens without STM feature.

The lens has a total of 16 elements arranged in 12 groups. The lens diaphragm is made by 7 rounded blades. The lens has a wide f-stop f/3.5 at 18mm and f/5.6 at 135mm. The lens is suitable for creating those soft out of focus effects (bokeh) in portraiture. The diagonal angle of view of the lens is 11° 30′ – 74° 20′.

Auto to manual focus switch is provided and just a flick of the switch allows you to switch and then lock manual focus. An interesting feature of the lens is that it is compatible with the Movie Servo AF feature of the Canon Rebel T4i. Auto-focusing is very quiet and very smooth on the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 1.3’ or 0.39 meters.

The lens has very little to almost no effect for falloff / vignetting. The overall build quality is okay and not something out of the ordinary. Bulk of the exterior is made out of plastic, apart from the metal mount. The dimensions of the lens are 3.1″ x 3.8″ and it weighs 480 grams. The filter thread specification is 67mm. Available at Amazon | AdoramaB&H

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Canon EF-M 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Specifications

35mm film equivalent focal length (mm)29-216
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)H:64° 30′ – 9° 30′,V: 45° 30′ – 6° 20′, D:74° 20′ -11° 30′
Construction (elements/groups)16/12
No. of diaphragm blades7
Min aperture22 – 38(36)¹
Closest focussing distance (m)0.39
Max magnification (x)0.28
Distance InformationProvided
Image stabilizer4-stops
AF actuatorSTM
Filter Size (mm)67
Max. diameter x length (mm)76.6mm x 96mm
Weight (g)480g
Lens CapE-67
Lens hoodEW-73B
Lens case/pouchLP1116
G.F.Holder III (hood III*)NC
G.F.Holder IV (hood IV*)0
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II0.43-0.09
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II0.61-0.21
Extender CompatiblityNC


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Purchase options

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM  available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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