differences

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

More zoom 7.5x vs 4.8x
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Around 60% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly cheaper $267.00 vs $589.00
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The best price we've seen is $322 cheaper (2.2x less)
Slightly smaller diameter 75 mm vs 78 mm
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Almost the same
Slightly better wide angle 18 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
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 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM vs the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.
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the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 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 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM4.8x
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
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS7.5x
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM4.8x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
135 mm

competitors

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

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$369 - $450

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$299 - $429

Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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

Wildlife lens

$377 - $395

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

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 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

$347 - $599

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Smaller diameter
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

$449 - $699

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto

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