I am looking to buy the Canon 18-135mm IS STM lens off eBay, and want to know if there are any outside visual differences that I can look for to make sure I don't get ripped off and buy the non-STM version instead.



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If you look towards the front element it will say STM:

Example from Amazon

  • \$\begingroup\$ Note, I don't feel like pulling out the ol' red pen and circling where it says STM. It is on the bottom. \$\endgroup\$
    – SailorCire
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 17:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I see it. Thank you! This is just what I was wanting. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 17:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ChristopherSpencer You're welcome and welcome to the community. If you're satisfied with this answer, make sure to mark it as such. \$\endgroup\$
    – SailorCire
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 17:46

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