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differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS vs the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX .
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX :Nikon VR
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS:Canon IS
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX :$97.99
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS:$199.00
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
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
55 mm

Compared to wide angle lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

$119

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Portrait lens

$139

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification Less magnification
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$197

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Zoom range Less zoom
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$109

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Zoom range Less zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$137

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$92

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Magnification Less magnification
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$290 - $799

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Wildlife lens

$167

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$489

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a consant aperture
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Less magnification
Length Longer

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