differences

Reasons to consider the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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Reasons to consider the Sony 18-135mm

More zoom 7.5x vs 5.8x
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Around 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 18-135mm captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Slightly shorter 89 mm vs 110 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly more magnification 1:4 (0.2) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 2.5x larger in your photo
Slightly better telephoto 135 mm vs 105 mm
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Around 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Great zoom Help
E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS5.8x
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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS5.8x
18-135mm7.5x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS105 mm
18-135mm135 mm

competitors

Sony 18-135mm Competitors

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

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

Travel lens

$675

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Slightly longer
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

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

Wide angle lens

$138 - $298

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Shorter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
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

$254 - $497

Image stabilization Image stabilization

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

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sony Alpha

Wide angle lens

$845

Zoom range Less zoom
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$818 - $948

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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