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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best value in wide angle lenses, bar none

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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!

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    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

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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Starter

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    Empi
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    My first car was a Toyota Tercel with no AC, no radio, and no power steering. But it was a solid car, and absolutely reliable. I think I'm a better driver because that car forced me to understand how to drive well with its limitations. This lens reminds me of that car. It's a solid, reliable lens with a great angle of view. At the same time, it's got some serious limitations, so you have to learn to work with it. My main gripe is that at higher f stops, it's basically useless. Try taking a picture at f/16 or higher and you'll see what I mean. Even at lower f stops, this lens really needs good lighting. But for a beginner, it's a great way to learn how to properly use a wide angle lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Allows more in the frame, but may look distorted

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    Dorrie
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    As an amateur photographer, I am learning the hard way that there are limitations with wide angle lenses. I bought this lens for our vacation to Niagara Falls, as it had been recommended to use a wide angle lens with landscapes. I haven't used another wide angle, so I can't compare this to any other one. The lens seemed to do what it was supposed to -- the automatic focus seemed to work fine with my EOS 60D. I was able to focus on a person in the foreground while capturing the waterfalls in the background. When trying to capture buildings, there was a distorted effect, with the sides seeming to lean toward the center. Things also seem further away with the wide angle. I found that I probably would have been able to capture most of my landscape scenes just as well with my 18-135 mm kit lens. My photos didn't seem particularly sharp, but I don't know if that is the lens, the camera, or the photographer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM

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    Deutschlandreform
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    A wide-angle lens with a plastic barrel and polycarbonate mount for cropped sensor cameras. The lens comes with image stabilization and a quiet auto focus. It’s lightweight, affordable and performs well. Obviously, this lens is ideal for wide open scenes like landscape, but also great for tight spaces like the interior of a house. Some flares and reflections, distortion of recognizable shapes near the edges of the frame, and vignetting (light falloff/ corner darkening) are problems not specific to this lens, but pretty much all wide angle lenses. Overall, the EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM performs well concerning these issues. Photographers interested in buying the EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM might want to consider buying the bundle of this lens and the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. That way, you basically get the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM for just $70.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wide angle lens for vlogging

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    Andrew
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    I purchased this lens after reading a number of reviews and watching many youtube videos. I purchased this from a local bestbuy and was able to hook it up to my Canon 80D almost right away. Compared to my 18-135mm lens that came with the video creator kit, the field of view with this lens was so much wider. It was also great in that I did not have to hold the camera so far away from me to fit in the frame. I can hold the camera relatively close to my face and still fit in the frame. The only reason I did give this 4 stars instead of 5 is because it is plastic. The lens that is a step above has a metal ring to mount it to the body, but it is also double the price. It doesn't affect the lens whatsoever having a plastic mount especially if you take care of your gear, but accidents do happen. Overall, good lens for vlogging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good quality fish eye lens

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    JohnDP
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    Bought this lens for my Canon Rebel T6I and my older Canon EOS20D digital camera. I had researched a lot of fish eye lenses and decided on this one to buy. It was priced good and I am very satisfied with it. The quality of the pictures is very good, and the lens seems to be very well constructed. I am adding two pictures of a B17 that I photographed at Beale AFB, little to no distortion. I could not have captured these pictures with my other fish eye lenses, this 10-18mm lens worked GREAT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great image quality for the price

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    ARea
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    This is certainly not going to give you the highest quality images but it does a fine job from what I have been able to see thus far. I primarily purchased this lens for a VLOG setup (handheld Canon 80D DSLR). It is not a fast lens (aperture) but the IS helps give you some wiggle room in low light. It has fantastic AF though and that is great with the AF tracking on the 80D. I would highly recommend you purchase the lens hood as well to help shield the lens from too much lens flare. If you are planning on shooting expansive and super detailed landscape imagery then this is not the lens for you. If you are planning on doing some basic photography or videography (family, vlogging, snap shots, etc.) then this is a great lens and great price point for better than average image quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for sharpness

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    WhadayanoJoe
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    I've had this lens for about one month and I shoot a lot with it. I have a cropped sensor DSLR (Canon Rebel T7i) and this lense was practically made for it. I have noticed that, for me, it's best around f/8 in terms of clarity, and struggles with anything less. When you're zoomed all the way out (10mm) your subjects will look really distorted if the are not in the center of the photograph; and this is for good reason. You want the extra room, that's your sacrifice. Overall good lens, and I would recommend it. Wish it had a better build and more clarity. Great for real estate photography, landscapes, and architecture (giving the lighting of course).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wide angle zoom!

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    ST36L7H1

    Great Price, very light but sturdy!! It has an STM motor, which does not move the front focus ring mechanically but by electronic wire.. so the focus ring doesn't have any hard stops to it.. it just keeps spinning. Again it doesn't move mechanically (moves by itself) while in "A" focus mode. The wide angle on this thing is outstanding!! Love it, now i can get some killer wiiiide shots!! It's super sharp! It doesnt have much Bokeh though. just a slight out of focus type thing. This lens is fitted on my Canon EOS 60 D. -Scotty

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good wideangle choice

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    canonshooter
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    This was my first wide angle lens. The focus motor is really nice (STM) you can get really creative within the 10-18mm range. It will add a lot to your photography. The lens is very small and light, which is a plus. Image quality is very good. my only concern is the plastic mount. But from what I've read it is not a issue, even in the long-term. If you have a limited budget, like I had, this may be the lens you want to get. I rarely use a telephoto ( don't do portraits, or macro work) I use this lens and the kit 18-55 (non stm, was cheaper, but works well) Believe it ,or not the kit lens also has verygood image quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value

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    viper
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    Canon - EF-S 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Is Stm Ultra-wide Zoom Lens After reading several reviews and comparisons to the rather pricey Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM it became apparent this lens offers decent value. It's also nice to have filter size compatibility with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM that came on my EOS 80D. In practical application this lens performs satisfactorily. I've used this for a variety of situations and only occasionally wish I had the extra stop of max aperture. Only 4 stars due to max aperture and lightweight build materials but that is what I paid for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens!

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    RobL
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    While I can't claim to be anything more than an amateur photographer, I use my camera a lot. I've faced many situations where it was tough to get the shot I wanted - outdoor scene, the group shot at the family reunion, and much more. There was just too much scenery, too many people, etc., and I couldn't get all of it into the picture. What a difference this lens has made! I took it on a recent trip to the Smoky Mountains, and the scenic pictures came out just the way I had hoped. If you use a DSLR camera, you need a wide-angle lens. If you have a Canon Rebel model, as I do, this is the lens for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens!!!

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    GearLady
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    I took an amazing photo of the sky from the plane with this lens and showed it to my co-workers and friends and they could not believe that it was taken with a lens that wasn't an L lens, hahaha! I really like this lens and use it often for landscape shots! I'm a newbie to the photography world, but I must say after reading several reviews about this lens I am glad I purchased it. I will continue using this lens even after I upgrade to a better camera body because it is a great lens for anyone starting out. I'm not a techy so I can't speak on any techy aspects of the lens so I'll leave that to the pros :)

    I would recommend this to a friend