differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR vs the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRNikon VR
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STMCanon IS
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR7.8x
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM7.5x
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
f/22
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR7.8x
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM7.5x

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$122

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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 Less zoom
Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Less zoom

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 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
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Travel lens

$470 - $598

Zoom range More zoom
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Wide angle lens

$265 - $398

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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