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

May 27, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a brand new standard zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Retailing for around £450/$600, is the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 worth upgrading to from a kit lens, and is it a worthy alternative to the venerable 24-105mm f/4 L version? Read our Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM review to find out...

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is the fastest EF-S standard zoom lens. Is it just worth upgrading from a standard kit lens to the pricey EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8? We tested the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM on the new EOS 700D / Rebel T5i to find out...

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is the new kit lens for the EOS 700D / Rebel T5i. Is it just a throw-away lens that you should upgrade as soon as possible, or is it actually worth using? We've tested the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the EOS 700D / Rebel T5i to find out...

Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

The Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is the first ever weather-resistant lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a focal range of 27-206mm in 35mm terms, 5 stops of built-in image stabilisation, a compact and lightweight design and an aperture ring, is the new 18-135mm lens a worthy addition to the XF family? Read our Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR review to find out...

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a standard zoom lens that can be used with cropped DX Nikon DSLR cameras. Originally launched alongside the D90 and now bundled with the D7000 and D5100 DSLRs, read our Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review to find out if it makes the ideal first lens.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a versatile zoom lens for DX-format DSLR owners. Offering a 7.8x zoom ratio with a 27-210mm equivalent focal range, is this £459.00 / $495.95 lens a great do-it-all optic? Read our in-depth Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is the first super-zoom lens from Nikon for full-frame DSLR users. Offering a 10.7x zoom ratio, the Nikon 28-30mm covers a focal range of 28-300mm with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 at the telephoto end and also features built-in Vibration Reduction. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR review complete with full-size sample images.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

The Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II is a weather-proof superzoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact system camera range. Providing a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28-300mm, this new version of the Olympu 14-150mm lens also features a ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating and improved mechanical construction. Read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II review now...

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH

The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH is a 10x zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 28-280mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 14-140mm lens is ideally suited for life as an all-in-one walk-around lens. Read our Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH review now...

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

The Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS is a new super-zoom lens for Sony's Alpha full-frame compact system cameras. The dust- and moisture-resistant Sony FE 24-240mm offers a 10x zoom range, optical image stabilisation and a complex lens construction. Read our Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS review to find out if one lens really can do it all...

Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III

The Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III is a new 10.7x wide-angle ultra-zoom lens for Nikon, Canon and Sony 35mm full-frame DSLRs. Offering built-in image stabilisation and splash-proof construction, the Tamron 14-150mm effectively replaces at least three lenses in your camera bag. Read our Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III review to find out if it's worth seriously considering as a do-it-all lens...