differences

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

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
More zoom 7.5x vs 4.4x
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More than 70% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Smaller diameter 75 mm vs 83 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 135 mm vs 105 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Zoom range Great zoom Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS7.5x
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM4.4x
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

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

Portrait lens

$499

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$495 - $699

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$475 - $497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Slightly less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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