differences

Reasons to consider the Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Significantly more zoom 11.1x vs 7.5x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Learn more about
the Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Reasons to consider the Sony 18-135mm

Slightly shorter 89 mm vs 102 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Slightly lighter 397 g vs 0.5 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Sony 18-135mm Learn more about
the Sony 18-135mm

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.311.1x
18-135mm7.5x
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
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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

$565 - $598

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Less zoom
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

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

Wide angle lens

$150 - $298

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Shorter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$699 - $700

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range Significantly less zoom

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

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Wildlife lens

$395

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Sony Alpha

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Sony Alpha

Travel lens

$629

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Wildlife lens

$180

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom

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