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 11.1x
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Around 70% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 75 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
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 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Better image stabilization Canon IS vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $479.00
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (3.2x less)
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 18-200mm 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 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS11.1x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EFTamron VC
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 ISCanon IS
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Canon EF300 mm
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS200 mm
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 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Competitors

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

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

Travel lens

$149 - $400

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$552 - $579

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

Portrait lens

$499

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Travel lens

$199

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
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

$149 - $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

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

Travel lens

$288 - $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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