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Canon 18-135mm STM lens

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Dec 20, 2012 14:42 |  #1

Hello I am new in photography. just wondering,
in what situations can I mostly use my 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens?

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Dec 20, 2012 14:54 |  #2

Mostly everything.

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Dec 20, 2012 20:17 |  #3

anything outside.

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Dec 20, 2012 21:16 |  #4

mike_311 wrote in post #15391624 (external link)
anything outside.

Or inside as well if its a very brightly lit space, you use a flash, or a tripod, or a combination of all three.

This lens will not be the best choice in low light situations when hand held and without a flash, but its meant as a general purpose zoom and will work, within the the limitations of its optics, in most situations.

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Dec 20, 2012 21:22 |  #5

Very broad range of things. Landscape, portraits, etc

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Dec 21, 2012 06:51 |  #6

On my 30D and later 60D, the 18-135 was the 'perfect' lens for me. I used it for nearly everything including very small room interior shots to pictures of mountains from a moving Amtrak train. It's only limitation is that an external flash is required for almost all indoor photography.

Knowing that I was eventually going to a full-frame camera, I ultimately replaced it with a 24-105 f4L. Not quite the zoom range of the 18-135, but noticably sharper pictures. I upgraded to the 5D3 a month ago, so going to the 24-105 a year ago was the right move.

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