differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Slightly more magnification 1:3.6 (0.3) vs 1:4.8 (0.2)
Help
Take macro shots with subjects more than 30% larger in your photo
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS vs the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
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the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
7.5x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
7.5x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
135 mm

competitors

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Competitors

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$400 - $699

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Wildlife lens

$338 - $449

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Less zoom
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF

Travel lens

$458 - $499

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Competitors

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$139

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$280 - $497

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$320 - $369

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Significantly less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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