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 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 AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Travel lens

$647

Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

Wildlife lens

$330

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$125

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$329 - $499

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

$349

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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