Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Announced with Power Zoom Adapter

Along with the new EOS 80D mid-range DSLR camera, Canon also announced the updated version of its 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

The new Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens offers a new ‘Nano USM’ motor and boasts between 2.5x (wide-angle) and 4.3x (telephoto) faster performance compared to the previous STM version.

The company announced the PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter for the lens. It’s a detachable device that can smoothly and silently operate the zoom at 10 different speed levels. The adapter can also be used remotely with Canon’s Camera Connect app.

Canon has also introduced its first external microphone for use with DSLRs, the Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1. It ships with a wind screen and offers a response range of 50Hz to 16kHz.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Announced with Power Zoom Adapter

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Announced with Power Zoom Adapter

Buying Guide
Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens $599.99 Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 $149.99 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Lens Specs

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter

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News Lens, Power Zoom Adapter, and Directional Stereo Microphone Enhance Video Quality

The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a newly designed lens with a premium exterior design that will serve as the kit lens for the new Canon EOS 80D camera. This the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM. Features a new type of focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting. optic also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization. A new lens hood, the EW-73D, is also included with the new zoom.