differences

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

More zoom 7.5x vs 4.4x
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More than 70% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Smaller diameter 75 mm vs 84 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $292.51 vs $629.99
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The best price we've seen is $337 cheaper (2.2x less)
Slightly better telephoto 135 mm vs 105 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly lighter 455 g vs 0.7 kg
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More than 30% lighter
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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/4L IS USM4.4x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

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 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

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

Wildlife lens

$69 - $199

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Wildlife lens

$149

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Wide angle lens

$669 - $849

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Competitors

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Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Canon-ef

Wide angle lens

$798 - $799

Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,733

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$199 - $1,040

Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Wider aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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