Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF-S Mount
What type of photography is the Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is a member of Canon's EF-S STM Zoom series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
EF-S STM Zoom Series Lenses in Canon EF-S Mount
Reasons to Buy Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.22m / 8.7 inch
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF-S lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF-S lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM has a maximum diameter of 75mm and total length of 72mm. It weighs 240g / 8.5 oz.
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM:
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM has a focal range of 10-18mm and 1.8X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-28.8mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.22m. 0.15x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type Canon1 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 10mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f29 at 18mm .
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- UD lens element
- enhanced lens coatings
Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is EW-73 C.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
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