Been looking around for a while and this is the best deal I could find on this lens that isn't a Grey Import and from a proper UK retailer and therefore will come with a UK/EU Canon Warranty.
Original price to pay for this lens is £299.00
After claiming cashback with Canon, it takes the total price down to £259.00
Must be purchased before 13th August to qualify for cashback.
Cashback claim must be submitted to Canon before 13th September.http://www.canon.co.uk/summercashback?WT.ac=SS_Summer_Cashback_2014_UK
An all-purpose 18-135mm zoom lens with STM technology. STM provides smooth quiet auto focusing for movies, and Dynamic Image Stabilizer reduces vibrations in video footage.
Versatile 18-135mm zoom range – perfect for travel.
Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras.
Dynamic Image Stabilizer for smooth movie footage.
Fast autofocus with full-time manual override.
Minimum focusing distance of 0.39m.
Versatile and powerful zoom
A compact, versatile lens suited to a variety of subjects and ideal for travel photography. A 18-135mm zoom range offers the same angle of view as a 29-216mm lens on a full-frame camera.
Shoot with AF in movies using STM technology
Movie Servo AF uses STM stepping-motor technology for smooth quiet focusing when shooting video with compatible cameras.
Image Stabilizer for shooting movies and stills
Dynamic Image Stabilizer technology smoothes out vibrations and camera movements when shooting video. Image Stabilizer technology allows hand-held photography in low light without using flash or a tripod. Shutter speeds up to four stops longer than normal may be used without blur from camera shake.
High speed auto focus
Fast autofocus locks onto subjects quickly and accurately. Full-time manual override is available without changing focus mode.
Get close to your subject
Focus down to 0.39m at any zoom setting for a close-up view of your subject.
What is STM?
STM (Stepping Motor) AF operation of the motor is equipped with dramatically reduced noise and smooth movement of the AF drive control is possible