differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 18-135mm

Significantly more zoom 7.5x vs 3.1x
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Around 2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 135 mm vs 50 mm
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More than 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
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the Sony 18-135mm

Reasons to consider the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shorter 30 mm vs 89 mm
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3x shorter
Smaller diameter 65 mm vs 76 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 116 g vs 397 g
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3.4x lighter
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the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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

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

competitors

Sony 18-135mm Competitors

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Travel lens

$559 - $573

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Less zoom
Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Travel lens

$675 - $798

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Slightly longer
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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

Travel lens

$247 - $250

Image stabilization Image stabilization

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Competitors

Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

$216

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6

Wide angle lens

$180

Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Low light lens

$398 - $423

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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