Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
accessory that allows powered zooming when
attached to a lens for EOS cameras*.
Before use, please read this instruction manual as well
as the instruction manual for your camera and lens.
There may be warnings regarding shooting listed in
Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent adapter, lens, or camera
malfunction or damage.
Supplementary notes on using the adapter.
* Supported lens for EOS cameras (as of February
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Safety Precautions
Precautions to ensure that the camera is used safely.
Read these precautions thoroughly. Make sure all
details are observed in order to prevent risks and injury
to the user and other people.
Details pertaining to risks that may
result in death or serious injury.
● Care must be taken with the batteries used in
the product, as follows. They may produce heat,
smoke, flame, or leak or burst, causing fires or
• Do not use batteries with a nominal voltage in
excess of 1.5 V or where the nominal voltage
cannot be confirmed.
• Do not mix battery brands or use old and new
batteries together.
• Make sure you put the batteries in the right way
• Do not disassemble batteries, recharge them
(unless rechargeable), leave them in hot places,
apply heat to them, short out their terminals, or
throw them in a fire.
● When using some brands of AAA lithium batteries,
there may be rare cases when the battery gets
extremely hot. For safety's sake, please do not use
AAA lithium batteries.
● Do not allow the product to maintain contact with
the same area of skin for extended periods of time
during use. This may result in low-temperature
contact burns, including skin redness and blistering,
even if the product does not feel hot. The use of a
tripod or similar equipment is recommended when
using the product in hot places and for people with
circulation problems or less sensitive skin.
Details pertaining to risks that
may result in injury.
● There is the risk of getting your finger or hair caught
between the lens zoom ring and the product. Take
care when using the product.
● If internal fluid such as battery leaks get on you,
wash it off thoroughly with water. Do not rub your
eyes or mouth while you have fluid on your hands.
Safety Precautions
Details pertaining to risks that may
result in damage to property.
● This is a precision instrument. Do not drop it,
subject it to shock, or attempt to dismantle it
● When carrying a lens or a camera to which the
adapter is attached, always carry it by the lens/
camera body.
● Do not leave the adapter in excessive heat such as
in a car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can
cause the adapter to malfunction.
● Remove the battery when you are not using the
adapter. Fluid leakage can cause the adapter to
General Precautions
Handling Precautions
● If the adapter is taken from a cold environment
into a warm one, condensation may develop on
the outside surface and internal parts. To prevent
condensation in this case, first put the adapter into
an airtight plastic bag before taking it from a cold
to warm environment. Then take out the adapter
after it has warmed gradually. Do the same when
taking the adapter from a warm environment into a
cold one.
Shooting Precautions
● When using the power zoom, the lens will stop
before the limit at both the wide and telephoto
ends. The available focal length range is limited.
The focal length range where the power zoom can
be used differs for each lens. Refer to “Materials”
on Page 10 for details.
● Attaching the camera to a tripod may cause
interference with the adapter. If this is the case,
please use the separately-sold TS-E Lens Tripod
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
•Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
CAN ICES-3 (B) / NMB-3 (B)
Gear (→ 7)
Fixed mounting catch (→ 7)
Jam detector
(→ 9, 10)
Control contacts (→ 7)
Movable mounting catch (→ 6, 7)
Attach/Detach lever lock
release button (→ 6, 7)
Attach/Detach lever
(→ 6, 7)
Zoom lever (→ 9)
Battery compartment
cover (→ 6)
Speed level
switch (→ 8)
cover (→ 6)
Indicator lamp
(→ 10)
Zoom mode switch
(→ 8)
● The numbers in the parentheses refers to the reference page.
Inserting and
Removing Batteries
Removing and Attaching
Protective Cover
1. Open the battery compartment by sliding the cover in
the direction of the arrows. (Fig. ❶: ①②)
2. Insert (or remove) the batteries, making sure that
they are in the correct direction (see diagram inside
cover). (Fig. ❶)
3. After closing the battery compartment, slide the
cover in the direction of the arrow until it clicks. (Fig.
❷: ①②)
Non-alkaline AAA batteries lack unified standards
for contact point shapes, so the brand you use may
cause problems with contact.
■ Removing
1. Turn the attach/detach lever in the direction of the
arrow ② while pressing down on the attach/detach
lever lock release button. (①②)
2. Remove the protective cover from the movable
mounting catch. (③)
■ Attaching
1. Attach the protective cover to the adapter in the
reverse order for removing it.
2. Turn the attach/detach lever in the direction of the
arrow ④ until it clicks to fasten the cover to the
adapter. (④)
Attaching and Removing Adapter
■ Attaching
■ Removing
1. Line up the fixed mounting catch and the movable
mounting catch at the sockets for attaching the
power zoom adapter on the lens and hold it against
the lens. (Fig. ❶: ①②③)
2. Turn the attach/detach lever in the direction of the
arrow until it clicks to fasten the adapter to the lens.
(Fig. ❷)
1. Hold the adapter firmly and turn the attach/detach lever
in the direction of the arrow while pressing down on the
attach/detach lever lock release button. (Fig. ❸: ①②)
2. Remove the adapter from the lens in the reverse
order for attaching it.
● Pay attention to the orientation of the adapter
vis-a-vis the lens.
● This adapter will not function if the lens is not
attached to the camera body.
● Do not use excess force in attaching or
removing the adapter. It can cause it to break or
● Take care not to damage the control contacts
or the gear when you remove the adapter. Also
remember to attach the protective cover.
● Any damage, dirt, fingerprints, etc. on the control
contacts can cause poor contact or corrosion,
leading to operational problems. Any dirt on the
contacts should be wiped off with a soft cloth.
Setting Zoom Mode
1. The zoom mode switch can be set to either Power
Zoom [PZ] or Manual Zoom [MZ].
2. To zoom using power zooming, set the switch to
Power Zoom [PZ].
3. To zoom by directly turning the zoom ring on the
lens, set the switch to Manual Zoom [MZ].
Setting Speed Level
● Use the speed level switch to set the speed of the
power zoom.
● Setting this to [SLOW] provides a slow zoom, suitable
for movie photography.
Setting this to [FAST] provides a faster zoom than
The indicator lamp goes off when set to Manual
Zoom [MZ].
Do not force the zoom ring on the lens when using
the Power Zoom [PZ] zoom mode. It can cause
damage to the lens.
Using Power Zoom
Use the zoom lever to use the power zoom. Sliding it to
[W] will zoom the lens out (wide end) and sliding it to [T]
will zoom the lens in (telephoto end).
The zoom speed will change depending on how much
the zoom lever is moved. Refer to “Materials” on Page
10 for details of the zoom speeds.
You can use power zooms by remote control when
using this adapter. Refer to “Materials” on Page 11
for details of remote control.
● If a foreign object is caught between the lens’s
zoom ring and the adapter while power zoom is
being used, it will stop after the motor drives it to
expel the object. You cannot use Power Zoom
while the jam detector is pressed.
● When using Power Zoom from the telephoto end
to the wide end, take care that you do not get
your fingers caught between the adapter and the
tip of the lens or the lens hood.
● The motor noise may be recorded when using
Power Zoom during video shooting. Setting the
speed level to [SLOW] will reduce the motor
● There may be some slight sounds from the
adapter when the camera is turned on or wakes
up from Auto Power Off.
● While using the zoom lever, do not apply force
in the direction where the adapter parts from the
lens. It can cause abnormal sounds or damage.
Indicator Lamp
■ Usable Focus Range for the Power Zoom
The indicator lamp shows the following statuses for the
Slow flashing
Fast flashing
Power zoom can be used.
Power zoom cannot be used. *2
Heat warning (will stop soon) *3
Heat warning (stopped) *3
*1: If the lens has the zoom ring lock engaged, power
zoom will not be possible even if the lamp is on.
*2: In the following situations, the indicator lamp will be
off and you will not be able to use the power zoom.
• When the zoom mode is set to Manual Zoom [MZ].
• When the camera's power is off, it has
automatically powered off, or the battery is dead.
• When the jam detector is pressed.
*3: Using the adapter for extended periods of time or
in hot locations can cause the internals to heat
up, making it stop working. If the indicator lamp is
flashing, stop using the adapter until it is cooler.
Lens name
Usable focus range for the
power zoom
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
19 - 132 mm
• The zoom may stop outside the displayed range depending on
use conditions.
■ Zoom speed
Speed level setting and wide
→ telephoto times
Approx. 11.5 to Approx. 4.0 to
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
15.0 sec.
14.5 sec.
Lens name
• The displayed range may change depending on use conditions.
■ Minutes of Continuous Operation
Lens name
Minutes the adapter can be
used continuously using AAA
alkaline batteries
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Approx. 100 min.
• Data based on Canon testing standards.
• The continuous operating time may vary depending on the
battery brand or operating conditions.
■ About Remote Control
If you are using a camera* that supports remote control
for the adapter, you can use the Camera Connect
smartphone app or the EOS Utility software that comes
with the camera to operate the power zoom. The zoom
mode switch should be set to Power Zoom [PZ].
For details, refer to the EOS Utility software instruction
manual or the Canon website.
* Supported EOS cameras (as of February 2016):
Four AAA alkaline batteries
(AAA nickel-hydrogen
batteries may also be used)
83.5 x 36.5 x 73.5 mm /
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.29 x 1.44 x 2.89 inch
(body only, without
Approx. 120 g / 4.2 oz
Working temperature
0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Soft case, protective cover,
four AAA alkaline batteries
Power source
● All data listed is measured according to Canon
● Product specifications and appearance are subject to
change without notice.
Only for European Union and EEA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste,
according to the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or
national legislation implementing those Directives.
If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above, in accordance with the Battery
Directive, this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury, Cd = Cadmium, Pb = Lead) is present
in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the
Battery Directive.
This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized one-for-one basis when you
buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
and batteries and accumulators. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment
and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Your cooperation in
the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.
For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved
scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit
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