Redcar Amateur photographer
- Cost, cheap wide angle lens and great to start out with
- Not as good as the image quality you get from the more expensive L range of lenses.
Published on: 02 October 2020
Get more in every shot
With a compact, lightweight design that’s ideal for travel, this ultra-wide-angle EF-S zoom lens lets you fit more in every shot for dramatic landscapes and expressive architectural images.
Compact and lightweight (240g) with a compact design that’s ideal for travel, this ultra-wide-angle 10-18mm zoom lens fits more in the frame – even when you are close to your subject - so you can capture more in every shot without stepping back. Designed for EOS DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, it adds impact to landscapes, cityscapes and skies, and allows you to capture expansive interiors and architecture with ease.
Recording high-quality movies that are always sharply focused is easy with STM (Stepping Motor Technology). It delivers steady near-silent continuous focusing, so your movies are smooth, and soundtracks only capture the surrounding sounds and not the noise of a focusing motor. The Image Stabilizer counteracts camera movement when shooting movies handheld.
The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM delivers steadier shots in all situations, particularly when shooting handheld in low light. The lens incorporates a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer to capture superb low light photos, as well as steadier movie footage.
Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens includes aspherical and UD lens elements, which correct any spherical and chromatic aberrations that might spoil your images. The lens also features a Super Spectra Coating that helps ensure accurate colour balance and high contrast as well as suppress flare and ghosting, for beautiful images in any lighting situation. An exclusive optional lens hood can further reduce the incidence of flare.
With only a 0.22m focusing distance you can get closer to your subjects and still enjoy an ultra-wide field of view.
Take control of your creativity with a dedicated manual focus control ring that allows full-time manual focusing even when shooting movies or using a filter.
A 7-blade circular aperture allows for a pleasing background blur when shooting with a wide aperture; ideal for creating a sense of depth and getting your subject to stand out from the background.
|35mm film equivalent focal length (mm)||16-29|
|Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)||97°10′ - 64°30′
74°10′ - 45°30′
107°30′ - 74°20′
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||14/11|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7|
|Closest focussing distance (m)||0.22|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.15x (at18mm)|
|Filter diameter (mm)||67|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||74.6 x 72.0|