Canon - EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens - Black

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With an STM (stepping motor) and focus mechanism, this Canon EF-S 9519B002 zoom lens allows you to record ultrasharp videos or capture crisp photos using your compatible Canon camera. The UD lens element helps you take highly realistic images.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
  • Lens cap (E-67II), lens dust cap (E)
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (584 out of 595)

Features


Compatible with Canon EOS 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D and 20D DSLR cameras

Plus Canon Rebel DSLR cameras for wide-ranging use.

STM (stepping motor)

Along with a newly designed focus mechanism supports the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function, providing smooth, quiet continuous autofocusing while you record videos or take photos.

Optical image stabilizer

With up to 4 stops of correction helps you achieve sharp, blur-free images.

Enhanced lens coatings

Help ensure true-to-life color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare.

10-18mm focal length

Enables versatile shooting options.

4-group optical zoom system

Allows you to capture distant subjects in clear, up-close detail.

f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in crisp, detailed images.

UD lens element

Along with a large-diameter element and an aspherical lens element reduces chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, so you can take quality images with high resolution and contrast levels.

7 circular-aperture blades

Enable you to create soft, beautiful backgrounds.


Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best value in wide angle lenses, bar none

    Posted
    nctritech
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    Before I bought this lens, the widest EF-S lens I owned was the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Canon EOS Rebel T6i. 18mm gets a fairly decent wide field of view which I had been happy with for quite some time. I knew that this lens could pull nearly double the field of view in each direction but I didn't realize how vital it would become right after I bought it! For the longest time, I had an issue where photos I'd take could come out very nicely, yet many situations where I'd shoot wouldn't capture everything that made me love what I was seeing so much. The reach of this lens is nearly as wide as it gets without buying an expensive fisheye lens, plus it's a stabilized lens which is great for photo and video alike, and here's the kicker: it swallows everything you see in your natural field of view including your peripheral vision, capturing things that make what you see so wonderful but that you don't look at directly. You can't fully appreciate this lens until you try it. The only disadvantage is the narrow aperture; this is not an ideal lens for capturing situations with poor indoor lighting, though it can still work if you are a reasonably skilled camera operator.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very affordable wide angle lens

    Posted
    rayguy24
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    I've had this lens for a week now and am confident to say that it is an absolutely great lens for what you are paying. Let me first start by saying that do not get this lens expecting the most durable, weather-resistant lens. It is not. It is made entirely of durable plastic, and plastic mount. So I definitely do not recommend it for landscape shooting inclement weather, but for nice weather (like Los Angeles all year round) or indoor photography, this is a great lens to consider. The focus ring doesn't have any stops, but I didn't really find it to be that big of an issue. While this lens may be a bargain in price, it's no slouch with image quality and performance. While the F-stop only opens up to 4.5 at 18mm and 5.6 at 10mm, I didnt not find it to be an issue during most times of the day. For night shooting, it may be limited but a tripod and remote trigger/open shutter bulb mode should be your shooting method anyways. Having IS is really nice to have and definitely helps if you plan to use this as a walk-around lens. Lastly, the STM feature is amazing. The AF is really very silent. Oh one last thing, this lens really really shines in taking video!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for a great price!

    Posted
    Majestic
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    I just recently got into real estate photography. After a ton of research I decided to go with this lens. I couldn't have picked a better lens!! It performs just as good as, if not better than, the Canon EF 10-22mm for less than half the price. I've watched a lot of reviews comparing the two lenses and this one wins not only because of less chromatic aberration but also for its price. This lens is perfect for real estate photography because of its extremely wide angle. It can take a very small room and catch almost the entire room. My pictures look amazing thanks to this lens! On top of all of that, this lens also includes the STM focus system which allows you to record video and have the lens focus almost completely silent. There are only 2 negative things I can say about it. First, it's made of mostly plastic. It doesn't feel really cheap but it does feel less durable than a more expensive lens. This was probably one of the ways that Canon was able to keep the costs down. Secondly, it's not a very fast lens. It only does F/4.5 at best so it's not great in low light. I used a tripod for my darker shots so this was not an issue for me. I wouldn't recommend taking handheld photos in dark areas without a flash. Pros: Relatively Low Price Very wide angle Image quality STM Focus Motor Cons: Mostly plastic build Only F/4.5 (Not great in low light)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does What It's Told to Do

    Posted
    Sully
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    Great Lens. Desperately wanted a wide angle lens for a trip I was going on but didn't want to break the bank, especially because I still use a rebel camera. After looking at many options including some Rokinon manual lenses, I settled on this. My only draw backs when purchasing was the design was nothing to write home about, and then the f4.5 aperture. True its not the best looking lens, but its bigger then the kit lens, and much larger than my 50mm 1.8, yet is as light as the prior. The reason why f4.5 stings is that it is tough to get a shallow depth of field, and get nice bokeh. However that isn't really the purpose of any wide angle lens, so as long you adjust the shutter and iso respectfully the f4.5 shouldn't be a problem. The field of view covered on this lens is amazing, if you haven't used a wide angle lens, I insist for you to atleast try. Image quality is great, really no complaints. I little vignetting wide open but atleast for me personally makes the image look a bit more dynamic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens

    Posted
    markmatos
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    The EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM lens combines optical excellence with cutting-edge performance, providing an ultra-wide angle of view in a compact, portable package, perfect for EOS cameras with an APS-C sensor. It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration. A circular, 7-blade aperture helps ensure fine background blur and the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer system provides up to four equivalent stops of shake correction. The lens has a stepping motor (STM) and a refined focus mechanism for smooth and continuous AF during video recording. It also has a rear focusing system, plus a high speed CPU and improved AF algorithm for high-speed AF; and offers full-time manual focus for quick adjustments. The EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM delivers reliable, speedy and quiet wide-angle performance, making it an ideal lens for everyday photography, travel, stills and video recording.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected!

    Posted
    Reno
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    Check any of the many online reviews from photo magazines. Most expert evaluations are very impressive. Basically it’s just really nice glass in a cost cutting high quality plastic body. I have EF lenses and I must say, other than it’s basic build quality this little lens really stands up. Oh, by the way. Because of the plastic body it’s VERY lightweight. I’m using it primarily in real estate photography for the small bedrooms and bathrooms that don’t quite fit in my EF 20mm. It’s not the brightest but that’s ok in a bright room. The lens seems to have a nice sweet spot at around 12 to 14mm. I’ve yet to use it for video but it seems to have been built with that in mind as the auto focus is just dead silent. At $279 you won’t be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for wide angle photographs!

    Posted
    NASH1863
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    I was in need of a wide angle lens for real estate and architectural photographs to be used on my Canon 70D. I had rented an older wide angle lens (10-22mm) which held as an asset the quality of the glass. The used lens was available for sale for about $100 more than the price of the 10-18mm lens. After reading the specs and some reviews on the 10-18mm, continuing to rent the used lens didn't make much fiscal sense. As well, the idea of purchasing a used lens vs new was one that I was not comfortable with. Based on the pricing and available information, I decided to purchase the new lens. Although I had some concerns for low light interior photos, the 10-18mm has performed remarkably well thus far. In addition to interior real estate photos, I look forward to using the lens for landscape photography as it will share some time with my 18-135mm. Also, I look forward to using the lens to compare some video capture between my 70D and Canon Vixia.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hush, we're shooting video

    Posted
    Frankenscript
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    I purchased this lens to work with my Canon 80D. I can tell you it is quiet. Very quiet. The inboard mics picked up only the very slightest of occasional sound but the hot shoe attached shotgun didn't capture a thing. The lens is fast, clear and near silent. The motors are not whirring away because the lens is spot on at least with my camera. But even when forced to do a rack shot and search a little it was the same great visual performance without the old grinding shifting sound. The photos are clear and excellent even in auto or p mode. Better still in manual as the lens moves quick. In video it's just a very good focal length and delivers excellent near silent shooting. And that was in a room with no sound at all. Using it in disneyland was excellent even with inboard mics because of natural sound. Truly a solid lens. And for the money or more money it is a good purchase. In no way is this a lens that provides resuls that should be linked to the moniker "for the money". It's just a good performer no matter what.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • The-Digital-Picture.comBryan Carnathan on July 14, 2014
    Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
    Inexpensive general purpose and telephoto EF-S zoom lenses have been in the Canon lineup for a long time, but absent was a lens that has great value in a budget APS-C/1.6x format DSLR kit: an inexpensive ultra-wide angle EF-S zoom lens. Canon hadFull Review


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