Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM


Compatible with APS-C EOS cameras* including mirrorless using the EF-EOS M Mount Adapter *Excluding EOS 10D, EOS D60, EOS D30 cameras

An EF-S 18-135mm wide-angle zoom lens with groundbreaking Nano USM Technology

A versatile EF-S lens that excels for both photos and movies

Enjoy superb versatility from a lens that’s sure to be a kit-bag essential, giving quality performance in still photography and moviemaking, thanks to its new Nano USM technology. The speed and smooth focus of the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM gives stunning spontaneous shots, while its quiet motor ensures that movie soundtracks are undisturbed by focusing noise.

The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a great lens for

High performance, compact lens for outstanding photos and movies

A go-to lens for photos and movies, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM has shoot-specific, dedicated IS modes, ensuring you achieve steady results. Nano USM technology delivers fast focusing that is smooth and quiet for moviemaking.

Its compact, lightweight design makes it a lens perfect for travelling without compromising on quality, giving you excellent colour and contrast reproduction. The UD and aspherical lens elements reduce chromatic aberration throughout its expansive focal range for both movies and photos.

Nano USM technology - smooth, fast and quiet


Never miss a moment

The Nano USM technology in the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM allows you to focus on your subject with exceptional speed. Combined with a versatile focal range, it allows you to capture dramatic landscapes, beautiful portraits and fast-paced action.

Never miss a moment
Professional quality movies made easy

Professional quality movies made easy

Nano USM focusing technology provides a natural look to your movies, with exceptionally smooth autofocus when tracking subjects. However, you can also take control at any time with its responsive manual focus ring.

See the benefits of Nano USM in action



Silent focusing

Nano USM ensures that your soundtrack is uninterrupted by focusing noise thanks to its near silent motion.

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Speed of focus


Speed of focus

The drive speed of the focusing lens in the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM has been increased by up to 2.5 times* (wide) and by up to 4.3 times* (telephoto) compared to the EF-S18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS.

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Smooth focusing

Smooth focus is a must for natural looking focus transitions.

Nano USM gives superb control, allowing for smooth tracking, while focusing on your subject as it moves away or towards the camera.

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Find out what makes Nano USM possible

Inside the Nano USM unit sits an elastic metal body, ceramic voltage element and drive unit. The application and adjustment of voltage to the ceramic element, controls the direction and speed of the drive unit. The result is a focusing system that gives you a smooth focus with speed control.

Stay steady amongst the action

Shooting pin-sharp photographs is made easy with the 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer. It counteracts camera shake for high quality results in low light or when using zoom, while a dedicated Panning Mode automatically engages when you are following a moving subject.

The Dynamic Image Stabilizer ensures movie footage is stable when shooting handheld, at full zoom or on the move.

Stay steady amongst the action

Incredible versatility across the focal range

The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM comfortably captures a range of subjects due to its wide focal range. At its shortest focal length, you can capture expanses of landscapes. At the opposite end, you can get closer to action with its telephoto capabilities and high speed autofocus. The 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer keeps your images sharp and steady when at maximum zoom, working in low light or shooting video.

Get close to the detail with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM


    Professional quality movie making made simple with the new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1

    The new Power Zoom Adapter effortlessly attaches to the electrical contacts underneath the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, allowing zoom to be operated via a simple lever (or Wi-Fi when used with a compatible EOS camera body), delivering consistently precise, smooth zoom control for professional looking movies.

    Simple to use and lightweight, it’s the perfect accessory for professional quality moviemaking wherever you are; follow the action, shoot documentary-style footage, or zoom for creative effect.



    Keep your distance while staying on top of the action

    The addition of the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 takes the versatility of the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens even further, allowing you to control your zoom remotely. 

    Team your EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 with a compatible Wi-Fi EOS camera body and you can control your zoom wirelessly via your smart device and the Canon Camera Connect App.**




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    * Canon testing with design values, actual drive speed depends on the camera model and shooting conditions. Tested when focusing from infinity to the minimum focus distance.

    **See specifications for details.