Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 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 RF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 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 (up to 4.0 stops)
| Focus Range Limiter
| Tripod Collar
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.14m / 5.5 inch
| Light weight at only 150g / 5.3 oz
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| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is compatible with cameras that have a Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R100, Canon R50 and Canon R10.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 has a maximum diameter of 69mm and total length of 45mm when not extended. It weighs 150g / 5.3 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 and Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM (Canon RF mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 has a filter thread of 49mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3:
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 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.
The Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Canon R7, and .
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting. Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3's stabilization system is effective up to 4.0 stops.
With a total length of 45mm and a weight of 150g, the Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.23x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.14m.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type Canon RF mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 10mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f32 at 18mm .
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 10 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 UD elements
- 1 aspheric lens
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is EW-53B.
What's in the Box of Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3:
Canon RF-S 10-18mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Canon RF) Canon EW-53B Lens Hood Canon E-49 Lens Cap Canon Lens Dust Cap RF Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warrant
Canon RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is available in Black color.
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