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
Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (2.3x less)
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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

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

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

Travel lens

$149 - $699

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$509

Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$134 - $199

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$1,099

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Length Longer

discussion Which do you think is better?

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