so the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, well what an excellent lens.
I got this one when a small inheritance meant I could upgrade my camera from the Canon 1100D to the 70D. I was able to fit into the budget this beautifully quite and quick focussing lens.
Being the STM designation means that unlike the basic Canon kit lenses this lens will not buzz and whirr like a asthmatic dinosaur!! Well this one doesn’t, in fact it took me a little while to realise that this lens was indeed working as it should. It is so quite you think that it hasn’t moved at all!
The range is great 18-135 and this makes it a great walkabout lens. It covers most of your travellers needs quite easily and again in hindsight I wish I had had this when I travelled the silk route.
Personally it is my go to lens on my current Canon 70d and would be for any APSC camera I would happen to own. It rarely leaves my camera except when i need to use my Tamron 10-24mm or my Sigm DG APO 70-300mm for longer distance shots It’s a great lens covering a good range and fast enough for most people. Oh and it’s silent!
i would say it’s a must have for most travellers