Canon celebrated the 25th year anniversary of the EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens with … the announcement of its replacement,
the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens.
The 50mm f/1.8 II was an extremely popular lens, primarily because of its introduction-to-prime-wide aperture and good stopped-down image quality at a very low price.
Many had long been waiting for a new 50mm lens from Canon and the 50mm STM Lens appeared to be a significant upgrade while retaining essentially the same ultra-small size and weight.
That the new lens remained Canon’s lowest-priced definitely produced smiles.
The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is designed as a step up from the standard-at-review-time 18-55mm IS kit lens.
The 18-135’s most attractive features are a wide (7.5x) focal length range, a low price, a relatively light weight/small package,
and a very nice IS (Image Stabilization) implementation.
The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is a significant upgrade from the standard-at-review-time 18-55mm IS kit lens.
It is an upgrade in many ways, but the 18-135’s most attractive features are a wide (7.5x) focal length range, a relatively light weight & small
package, a good IS (Image Stabilization) implementation and a low price (a great value in a DSLR kit – medium price otherwise).