Product Comparison: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

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General Specifications
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
About the Product
Designed for high-quality still image and video capture while being compact and lightweight, the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens features the optics, AF and image stabilization necessary for shooting in any number of situations.
An all-purpose 18-135 mm zoom lens with STM technology. STM provides smooth quiet auto focusing for movies and Dynamic Image Stabiliser reduces vibrations in video footage.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF-S
Canon EF-S
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
18 millimeters
18 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
55 millimeters
135 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens
  • The zoom range is perfect for most of what I do.
  • The focal lengths are decent for a general walkaround lens.
  • It has image stabilization and has a nice general purpose focal length range.
  • The zoom range is very versatile for walking around.
  • It has extremely useful focal range.
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • I love this lens because it is flexible, has a wide range of focal length and adapts well.
  • Excellent focal length range, lightweight, quick focusing.
  • This lens provides excellent image quality/sharpness and is comparable to more expensive Canon lenses.
  • I like this focal range on a crop camera.
  • The range of focal lengths makes this a very useful walk around lens for taking photos.
Size & Weight
2.7 in.
3.1 in.
2.7 in.
3.1 in.
3 in.
3.8 in.
7.2 oz.
16.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens
  • Very light and compact for travel or small camera bags.
  • It's so small and light it's easy to carry around all day on my Canon 60D.
  • This lens is super light, thanks to the all plastic design.
  • Nice light lens for carrying around with SL1 camera.
  • It is cheap, small and extremely light.
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Good size and weight, and superb quality.
  • The lens has a good weight to it as medium to larger lenses tend to have.
  • It's lightweight and the STM focuses really fast.
  • Great size and weight. Well balanced.
  • Pretty heavy for regular use.
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84 in.
15.6 in.
Field Of View
74°20' - 27°50'
74°20' -11°30'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens
  • It's super light, fast and smooth focus.
  • The IS is really good. Great focus.
  • Beautiful photo quality. Fast autofocus. Great for portraits.
  • Beautiful photos and I love the stabilization and autofocus features!
  • Smooth manual focus ring.
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Very sharp. Absolutely Silent focusing, and very smooth when focusing in video.
  • Super quiet, very fast focus, very accurate focus.
  • Focus is fast and very quiet.
  • Excellent lens - focus is fast, quiet and sharp and the focal range is great as an all-around lens.
  • It really is an awesome lens - super quiet AF, great focal length range.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
13 Elements in 11 Groups
16 elements in 12 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
58 millimeters
67 millimeters
Stepping motor (STM), Four-stop Image Stabilizer, Internal Focusing
Stepping motor (STM), Dynamic Image Stabilizer, Four-stop Image Stabilizer
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens
  • Super easy to switch between auto and manual focus.
  • Great image quality, and great quality build.
  • This lens is very sharp and high quality build.
  • Very useful zoom range, well-finished construction.
  • Super sharp lens and good quality material.
Canon EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Camera Lens
  • Build quality is decent, similar to other non-professional lenses from Canon.
  • Good and sharp lens.
  • The color rendition is good. The lens looks good and has a premium feel.
  • Zoom and manual focus are smooth.
  • Focusing is quick and offers an excellent zoom range.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
249.99 $
549.99 $

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