differences

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

Significantly more zoom 7.5x vs 2.9x
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More than 2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Shorter 101 mm vs 173 mm
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More than 40% shorter
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 70 mm
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3.9x better wide angle
Cheaper $267.00 vs $996.49
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The best price we've seen is $729 cheaper (3.7x less)
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)
Slightly lighter 455 g vs 0.8 kg
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More than 40% 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 70-200mm 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
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
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
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS18 mm
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS75 mm
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM76 mm
Weight Light weight Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS455 g
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM0.8 kg
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS135 mm
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM200 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 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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

Travel lens

$589

Zoom range Less zoom
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 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Competitors

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

Length Shorter
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,460 - $1,799

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM O.I.S. WR

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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