differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Much more zoom 11.1x vs 4.4x
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More than 2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 105 mm
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More than 90% more reach, less perspective distortion
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-200mm 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 $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (4.5x 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 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS11.1x
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 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$709 - $799

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$267 - $400

Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Competitors

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF

Travel lens

$459 - $629

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$525 - $599

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much 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 Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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