differences

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

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Significantly more zoom 7.5x vs 4x
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Around 90% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 75 mm
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4.2x better wide angle
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 shorter 101 mm vs 122 mm
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Around 20% shorter
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 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 135 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 71 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $119.99 vs $267.00
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The best price we've seen is $147 cheaper (2.2x less)
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Learn more about
the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Zoom range Great zoom Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS7.5x
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III4x
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS$267.00
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III$119.99
Weight Light weight Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS455 g
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III480 g
Diameter Small diameters Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS75 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III71 mm
Length Short Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS101 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III122 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS18 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III75 mm

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

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 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Competitors

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

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Weight Heavier
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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

Wildlife lens

$125

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$107 - $119

Magnification More magnification
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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