differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

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
Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M Learn more about
the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M

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 $279.99 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $219 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
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-M11.1x
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS7.5x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Canon EF-MTamron 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

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/3.5

competitors

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

$495 - $699

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$630 - $999

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

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

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Much less zoom
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$260 - $369

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Canon EF

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Canon EF

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom

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