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
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS$149.00
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM$99.50
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

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Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Canon-ef

Wide angle lens

$799

Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Wide angle lens

$100 - $849

Weight Slightly lighter
Length Slightly shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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

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

Travel lens

$149 - $400

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
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

$479 - $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

$519 - $579

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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