Canon 18-135mm STM Lens - Got it!

Started Jul 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jon_T
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LensRental 18-135mm STM non-tech review

Roger Cicala at LensRental.com did a hands-on comparison review of the 18-135 STM and the 15-85.
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/07/canons-18-135mm-is-gets-an-stm-makeover

Used the 15-85 because it was the closet lens they had to do a comparison. LensRental never had the 18-135 in stock for rental.

Per Roger Cicala:

"Let me be clear where I’m coming from: we never stocked the Canon 18-135mm IS lens because I felt it just wasn’t that good of a lens. I guess my summary would be that it has much better range than the kit lens but about the same image quality. If you shoot at f/8 it is reasonable."

Don't know if the 18-135 I have just not a good sample, but was never been really happy with overall image quality. Could get good center-to-edge results when stopped down to f/8 at 18-50mm, and f/11 with longer focal lengths. Could be I'm just spoiled by my Oly ZD 12-60mm 2.8-4.0.

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