differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF

Much more zoom 18.8x vs 7.5x
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2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 135 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF Learn more about
the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Better image stabilization Canon IS vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Slightly cheaper $267.00 vs $459.00
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The best price we've seen is $192 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF18.8x
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS7.5x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EFTamron VC
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ISCanon IS
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

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

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

$369 - $450

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$589

Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$299 - $429

Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Less zoom

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF Competitors

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$449 - $699

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Much less zoom
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$980

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

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

Travel lens

$274 - $399

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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