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

 
wayne.robbins
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Aug 02, 2012 21:17 |  #1

So as to not to be confused with the other EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, here is the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM that is the kit lens with the T4i.

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emiarch
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Aug 03, 2012 03:41 |  #2

This lens can be also good for portraits? Any sample images? Thank you




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killeraxemannic
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Aug 14, 2012 09:10 |  #3

Interested in this for sure! Might replace my kit lens with this if it's any better!


Cameras: Canon EOS 60D, PowerShot Elph 330HS
Lenses: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG

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Jolle
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Sep 07, 2012 11:11 |  #4

hello! Can i see more photos with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM , please?


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moltengold
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Sep 07, 2012 12:23 |  #5

nice photos wayne


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diableri
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Sep 15, 2012 11:47 |  #6

Misc shots from my first few days with my first digital. No effort put into these, all auto, no bracing even attempted and tried things I would never try (the dark shots were VERY dark). In other words, this is probably as bad as it gets.

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Below here are 6400 ISO (not sure if the data stays after the .jpg/resize?) Shows the noise and some of the CA that people talk about with the lens/body (t4i), more apparent high res in the raw of course.
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Very pleased for the money and size/weight. Can't wait until I'm more used to the camera and actually trying. Again, I never did anything but take about a second to compose and give the camera another second to focus then took the shot (which is why my depth of field is off on most of them). I need to really get used to the idea of the AF points too.

Please let me know if I did anything wrong posting these, first time.



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MolonLabe
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Sep 27, 2012 20:25 |  #7

wayne.robbins wrote in post #14807145external link
So as to not to be confused with the other EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, here is the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM that is the kit lens with the T4i.

Thank you for the shots.

I take it you took those with your T4i?

Any more pics? I'm trying to decide if I should pick one up or not for my T4i. Any thoughts on how it does in lower light? Thanks!


Canon T4i, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS, Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS STM Lens. 430exII speedlite. Canon G11 PnS.

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Sep 27, 2012 21:06 |  #8

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MolonLabe
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Sep 30, 2012 14:30 as a reply to diableri's post |  #9

Thank you diaberti !


Canon T4i, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS, Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS STM Lens. 430exII speedlite. Canon G11 PnS.

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wayne.robbins
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Oct 06, 2012 13:28 |  #10

MolonLabe wrote in post #15051960external link
Thank you for the shots.

I take it you took those with your T4i?

Any more pics? I'm trying to decide if I should pick one up or not for my T4i. Any thoughts on how it does in lower light? Thanks!

Yes, they were.

Lower light is more a function of the camera than the lens- although the lens certainly factors in. It fares well considering it is a Rebel, and what is a Kit lens. I find that the EF-S 18-135 STM was better than the EF-S 18-135 IS. Also better than the 18-55 IS. If you are looking at recording video- the STM lenses are quieter- not heard during recording. I always found the 17/18-5x lenses short on range.. Fine for indoors- but lacking range outside.


EOS 5D III, EOS 7D,EOS Rebel T4i, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, Canon 24-105L, Canon 18-135 IS STM, 1.4x TC III, 2.0x TC III, Σ 50mm f/1.4, Σ 17-50 OS, Σ 70-200 OS, Σ 50-500 OS, Σ 1.4x TC, Σ 2.0x TC, 580EXII(3), Canon SX-40, Canon S100
Fond memories: Rebel T1i, Canon 18-55 IS, Canon 55-250 IS, 18-135 IS (Given to a good home)...

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crbinson
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Oct 13, 2012 11:41 |  #11

Drop a few more for the STM thread...

f/5.6 @ 135mm ISO 400

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f/5.6 @ 135mm ISO 200
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Through the Horse's Eye (external link) by crbinson (external link), on Flickr

f/11 @ 24mm ISO 100
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No Parking (external link) by crbinson (external link), on Flickr

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mrwalker
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Nov 02, 2012 05:01 |  #12

diableri wrote in post #14995012external link
Misc shots from my first few days with my first digital. No effort put into these, all auto, no bracing even attempted and tried things I would never try (the dark shots were VERY dark). In other words, this is probably as bad as it gets.

Very pleased for the money and size/weight. Can't wait until I'm more used to the camera and actually trying. Again, I never did anything but take about a second to compose and give the camera another second to focus then took the shot (which is why my depth of field is off on most of them). I need to really get used to the idea of the AF points too.

Please let me know if I did anything wrong posting these, first time.

Nice! Could you post some 100% crops from the centre and sides (around 1/3rd from the edges).

Also what's the compatibility of STM lenses like this with the T2i/ 550D? I mean does STM for video only work properly from T4i onwards...

EDIT: And yes, how do you find the new electronic manual focus ring, useful/ useless?


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mrwalker
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Nov 05, 2012 23:49 |  #13

Photozone.de has a review of this lens at:
http://www.photozone.d​e ...776-canon_18135_3556stmisexternal link

Optical quality: 3.5 stars
Build: 3 stars
Price performance: 5 stars

Seems 'good enough'! Only real problems seem to be
- CA at lower focal lengths (PP unavoidable) and
- Vignetting at larger apertures (which should be easily avoided with f/5.6 - f/8 or corrected with the peripheral lens illumination setting, hmm wonder how I can get that onto the 550D, firmware upgrade?)


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Jan 04, 2013 17:18 |  #14

Wayne,
thanks for the link to this thread. Here's a few more.

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Two Fists of the First Snowfall of the Year (external link) by JasonMK™ (external link), on Flickr
1/250 f/5.6 @ 135mm

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You Shoot, I'll Video (external link) by JasonMK™ (external link), on Flickr
1/200 f/5.0 @ 50mm with 430 EX II

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Jan 04, 2013 17:20 |  #15

Here's another from the snow storm.

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Climbing a Snowy Tree (external link) by JasonMK™ (external link), on Flickr
1/160 f/5.6 ISO 100 @ 95mm

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