EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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Instructions
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
STM lens is a high-performance highmagnification zoom lens equipped with an
Image Stabilizer, and has been developed for
digital SLRs compatible with EF-S lenses*.
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* Only the following cameras are compatible with
EF-S lenses (as of June 2012):
EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS
30D, EOS 20D, EOS 20Da, EOS REBEL T4i/650D,
EOS REBEL T3i/600D, EOS REBEL T2i/550D,
EOS REBEL T1i/500D, EOS REBEL XSi/450D,
EOS REBEL T3/1100D, EOS REBEL XS/1000D,
EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/400D DIGITAL, EOS
DIGITAL REBEL XT/350D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL
REBEL/300D DIGITAL
●● "IS" stands for Image Stabilizer.
●● "STM" stands for stepping motor.
Features
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2. Aspherical and UD lens elements result in
outstanding image delineation.
3. Electronic manual focusing made possible
by electronically detecting the rotation of the
focusing ring.
4. Manual focusing is available after the subject
comes into focus in autofocus mode (ONE
SHOT AF).
5. Circular aperture for producing beautiful
softfocus images.
6. Improved Movie Shooting Functions
1. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent effect
of a shutter speed four stops faster*1.
This function provides optimal image stabilization
depending on shooting conditions (such as
shooting still subjects and following shots).
• The EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is
equipped with dynamic IS, effective when
shooting while walking since it expands the IS
range.
• Stepping motor achieves quiet, smooth Movie
Servo AF. *2
*1: Based on [1/(focal length x 1.6)] second. Generally,
it requires a shutter speed [1/focal length] second
or faster to prevent camera shake (in 35mm format.
With an EF-S lens, it would be [1/(focal length x1.6)]
second).
*2: Function compatible with the following camera (as
of June 2012):
EOS REBEL T4i/650D
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Safety Precautions
Handling Cautions
●● If the lens is taken from a cold environment into a
warm one, condensation may develop on the lens
surface and internal parts. To prevent condensation
in this case, first put the lens into an airtight plastic bag
before taking it from a cold to warm environment. Then
take out the lens after it has warmed gradually. Do the
same when taking the lens from a warm environment
into a cold one.
●● Do not leave the lens in excessive heat such as in a car
in direct sunlight. High temperatures can cause the
lens to malfunction.
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●● Do not look at the sun or a bright light source
through the lens or camera. Doing so could result in
loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through the
lens is especially hazardous.
●● Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do not
leave the lens under the sun without the lens cap
attached. This is to prevent the lens from concentrating
the sun’s rays, which could cause a fire.
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Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent lens or camera malfunction
or damage.
Supplementary notes on using the lens and
taking pictures.
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Safety Precautions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment
unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such
changes or modifications should be made, you could be
required to stop operation of the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
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This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES003.
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Shooting Precautions
The EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM utilizes a stepping motor that drives the focus lens. The motor
also controls the focus lens during zooming.
1. When the camera is OFF
The motor does not operate while the camera is OFF or when the camera is OFF due to the use of the auto power
off function. Therefore, users must be aware of the following points.
●● Manual focus adjustments are not possible.
●● During zooming, delayed focus will occur.
2. When the lens is in sleep mode
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If not operated for a certain period of time, this lens will enter sleep mode in order to save power. Sleep mode
differs from when the camera is OFF due to the use of the auto power off function. In this state, the motor will not
operate even if the camera is ON. Therefore, users must be aware of the following points.
●● Manual focus adjustments are not possible.
●● During zooming, delayed focus will occur.
●● To exit sleep mode, press the shutter button halfway.
3. During initial reset
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When the camera is ON or when the camera is turned ON by pressing the shutter button halfway down when the
camera is OFF due to the use of the auto power off function*1, the lens performs an initial reset of the focus lens.
●● Although the image in the viewfinder will appear out of focus during the initial reset, this does not mean that the
lens has malfunctioned.
●● Although the shutter can be released during the initial reset, users must wait approximately 1 second*2 after the
initial reset has completed before shooting.
*1: Applicable to the following EF-S lens compatible digital SLR cameras:
EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20D, EOS 20Da, EOS REBEL T3i/600D, EOS REBEL
T2i/550D, EOS REBEL T1i/500D, EOS REBEL XSi/450D, EOS REBEL T3/1100D, EOS REBEL XS/1000D, EOS
DIGITAL REBEL XTi/400D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT/350D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL/300D DIGITAL
*2: The initial reset time varies depending on camera being used.
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Nomenclature
Focus mode switch (→ 6)
Hood mount (→ 7)
Zoom position index (→ 7)
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Zoom ring lock lever (→ 8)
Filter Mounting Thread
(→ 11)
Focusing ring (→ 6)
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Zoom ring (→ 7)
Image stabilizer switch (→ 9)
Contacts (→ 6)
Lens mount index (→ 6)
●● For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (→ **).
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Mounting and
Detaching the Lens
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Setting the Focus
Mode
See your camera’s instructions for details on
mounting and detaching the lens.
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●● After detaching the lens, place the lens with
the rear end up to prevent the lens surface and
contacts from getting scratched.
●● If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have
fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty
connections can result. The camera and lens
may not operate properly.
●● If the contacts get soiled or have fingerprints on
them, clean them with a soft cloth.
●● If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust
cap. To attach it properly, align the lens mount
index and the  index of the dust cap as shown
in the diagram, and turn clockwise. To remove it,
reverse the order.
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To shoot in autofocus (AF) mode, set the focus
mode switch to AF.
To use only manual focusing (MF), set the focus
mode switch to MF, and focus by turning the
focusing ring.
After autofocusing in ONE SHOT AF mode, focus
manually by pressing the shutter button halfway
and turning the focusing ring.
●● Quickly rotating the focusing ring may result in
delayed focus.
●● Manual focus adjustments are not possible when
the camera is OFF.
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Hood (sold separately)
Zooming
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The EW-73B hood cuts out unwanted light and
protects the front of the lens from rain, snow,
and dust.
To attach the hood, align the hood’s attachment
position mark with the red dot on the front of the
lens, then turn the hood as shown by the arrow
until the lens’ red dot is aligned with the hood’s
stop position mark.
The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens
for storage.
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To zoom, turn the lens’ zoom ring.
●● Be sure to finish zooming before focusing.
Zooming after focusing can affect the focus.
●● Blurring may temporarily occur if the zoom ring is
quickly rotated.
●● Zooming when the camera is OFF will result in
delayed focus.
●● Zooming during still image exposure will result in
delayed focus. This causes any streaks of light
that are captured during exposure to be blurred.
●● If the hood is not attached properly, vignetting
(darkening of the perimeter of the picture) may
occur.
●● When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp the
base of the hood to turn it. To prevent deformation,
do not grasp the rim of the hood to turn it.
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Fixing the Zoom Ring
The zoom ring can be fixed to keep the lens at the shortest point. This function is convenient for
carrying a camera on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.
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1 Rotate the zoom ring to the
widest position (18 mm).
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2Slide the zoom ring lock
lever in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
●● To release the zoom ring,
slide the zoom ring lock lever
in the direction opposite to
the arrow.
The zoom ring can only be locked at maximum wide angle.
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Image Stabilizer
You can use the image stabilizer in AF or MF
mode.
This function provides optimal image stabilization
depending on shooting conditions (such as
shooting still subjects and following shots).
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1 Set the STABILIZER switch to ON.
●● The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate for a
blurred shot caused by a subject that moved.
●● The Image Stabilizer may not be fully effective
if you shoot from a violently shaking vehicle or
other transportation.
●● The Image Stabilizer consumes more power
than normal shooting, so fewer shots can be
taken if you use the function.
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●● If you are not going to use the image stabilizer
function, set the switch to OFF.
2When you press the shutter button halfway,
the Image Stabilizer will start operating.
●● Make sure the image in the viewfinder is stable,
then press the shutter button the rest of the way
down to take the picture.
●● When shooting a still subject, it compensates for
camera shake in all directions.
●● It compensates for vertical camera shake during
following shots in a horizontal direction, and
compensates for horizontal camera shake during
following shots in a vertical direction.
●● When you use a tripod, the Image Stabilizer
should be turned off to save battery power.
●● Even with a monopod, the Image Stabilizer will
be as effective as during hand-held shooting.
However, depending on the shooting environment,
the Image Stabilizer effect may be less effective.
●● The image stabilizer function also operates when the
lens is used with an Extension Tube EF12 II or EF25 II.
●● If you set the camera’s Custom Function to
change the assigned button to operate the AF,
the Image Stabilizer will operate when you press
the newly assigned AF button.
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Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer for this lens is effective for hand-held shots in the following conditions.
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ON
ON
OFF
●●In semi-darkened areas such as indoors or
outdoors at night.
●●In locations where flash photography is
prohibited, such as art museums and theater
stages.
●●In situations where your footing is uncertain.
●●In situations where fast shutter settings
cannot be used.
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OFF
●●When panning subjects in motion.
■ Dynamic IS Function
The EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is
equipped with dynamic IS, effective when
shooting while walking since it expands the IS
range.
●● Achieves effective IS at the wide end.
●● Automatically activates when the camera is set
to Movie Shooting.
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Filters
(sold separately)
You can attach filters to the filter mounting
thread on the front of the lens.
●● Only one filter may be attached.
●● If you need a polarizing filter, use the Canon
Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C B (67 mm).
●● To adjust the polarizing filter, first remove the
lens hood.
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You can attach extension tube EF12 II or EF25
II for magnified shots. The shooting distance
and magnification are shown below.
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Focusing Distance Range (mm)
Magnification (×)
Close distance Long distance Close distance Long distance
EF12 II
EF25 II
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Extension Tubes
(Sold Separately)
18mm
135mm
Incompatible
300
18mm
135mm
1568
0.43
0.09
Incompatible
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822
0.61
0.21
MF mode is recommended for accurate focusing.
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Specifications
Focal Length/Aperture
Lens Construction
Minimum Aperture
Angle of View
Min. Focusing Distance
Max. Magnification
Field of View
Filter Diameter
Max. Diameter and Length
Weight
Hood
Lens Cap
Case
18-135mm f/3.5-5.6
12 groups, 16 elements
f/22-36*
Diagonal: 74°20′ - 11°30′, Vertical: 45°30′ - 6 °20′, Horizontal: 64°30′ - 9°30′
0.39m/1.28 ft.
0.28x (at 135 mm/5.31 inch)
Approx. 248 x 372 - 53 x 80mm/9.76 x 14.65 - 2.09 x 3.15 inch (at 0.39 m/1.28 ft.)
67mm/2.64 inch
76.6 x 96.0mm/3.02 x 3.78 inch
Approx. 480g/16.9 oz
EW-73B (Sold Separately)
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LP1116 (Sold Separately)
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* Applies to 1/3-stop increments. With 1/2-stop increments, it will be f/22-38.
●● Equivalent to 29-216 mm in the 35mm film format.
●● The lens length is measured from the mount surface to the front end of the lens. Add 21.5 mm
when including the lens cap and dust cap.
●● The size and weight listed are for the lens only, except as indicated.
●● Extenders cannot be used with this lens. In addition, there are no close-up lenses designed for use with this lens.
●● Aperture settings are specified on the camera. The camera automatically compensates for
variations in the aperture setting when the camera is zoomed in or out.
●● All data listed is measured according to Canon standards.
●● Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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