differences

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

Significantly more zoom 11.1x vs 7.5x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 50% more reach, less perspective distortion
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-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Slightly smaller diameter 75 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 455 g vs 0.6 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Slightly cheaper $279.98 vs $435.19
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The best price we've seen is $155 cheaper (around 40% less)
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

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS11.1x
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS7.5x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
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
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
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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

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$119

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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

Wildlife lens

$370 - $449

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
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

$360

Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Less zoom

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

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF

Travel lens

$458

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Travel lens

$189 - $197

Length Slightly shorter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

Portrait lens

$499

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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