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.
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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.
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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

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

Wildlife lens

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$100

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Zoom range Less zoom

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

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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$799

Zoom range Less zoom
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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Portrait lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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