The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is designed for Canon EOS DSLRs that have an APS-C format sensor (1.6x crop). The 18-135mm range is equivalent to a 29-216mm angle of view in a 35mm or full frame camera.
The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens will be available in September 2009 at an initial retail price of $499.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
Canon News Release
Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is the perfect Image Stabilized lens for advanced photographers looking for a wide-angle zoom lens with telephoto capabilities. Featuring a compact IS unit with shake correction up to four shutter speed steps, the zoom range of this lens is equivalent to 29-216mm on a full-frame camera.