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 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
Slightly cheaper $99.50 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (2.9x less)
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-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 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

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

Wildlife lens

$73

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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

Wildlife lens

$320 - $449

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Less zoom

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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$399 - $599

Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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 Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,568 - $1,749

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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