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 STM

Better image stabilization Canon IS vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Slightly cheaper $274.00 vs $459.00
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The best price we've seen is $185 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
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 IS STM7.5x
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 IS STMCanon 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
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LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

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

Travel lens

$267 - $400

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

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

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Travel lens

$470 - $598

Zoom range More zoom
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Wide angle lens

$265 - $398

Weight Slightly lighter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
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

$247 - $250

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