differences

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

Much more zoom 11.1x vs 2.9x
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Around 4x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shorter 102 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
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 lighter 0.6 kg vs 0.7 kg
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Around 20% lighter
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 70-200mm f/4L 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 USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 76 mm vs 79 mm
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Almost the same
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
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 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS18 mm
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM70 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS$449.00
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM$525.09
Weight Light weight Help
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS0.6 kg
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM0.7 kg
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
200 mm

competitors

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 70-300mm 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
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

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

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Competitors

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

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

Wildlife lens

$377 - $395

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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