Canon EF-S 10–18mm lens

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EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM
Canon EFS 10-18.jpg
Maker Canon
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focus drive Stepping motor
Focal length 10-18 mm
Focal length (35mm equiv.) 16-29 mm
Crop factor 1.6
Aperture (max/min) f/4.5-5.6 / f/22-29
Close focus distance 0.22 m (0.72 ft)
Max. magnification 0.15 (at 18 mm)
Diaphragm blades 7
Construction 14 elements / 11 groups
Features
Short back focus Yes Yes
Ultrasonic motor No No
Lens-based stabilization Yes Yes
Macro capable No No
Application Ultra-Wide Zoom
Physical
Max. length 72 mm (2.8 in)
Diameter 74.6 mm (2.9 in)
Weight 240 g (8.5 oz)
Filter diameter 67 mm
Accessories
Lens hood EW-73C, optional
Case LP1116, optional
Angle of view
Horizontal 97°10′ - 64°30′
Vertical 74°10′ - 45°30′
Diagonal 107°30' - 74°20'
History
Introduction 2014
Retail info
MSRP $300 USD

The Canon EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM lens is a wide to ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Canon digital single-lens reflex cameras that support the Canon EF-S lens mount. It was announced on May 13, 2014.[1] though it began shipping to retailers by the end of May. It was Canon's 2nd ultra-wide lens with image stabilization to ship to retailers, the first being the EF-M 11-22mm STM. Canon announced a 16–35mm lens with IS on the same day as the 10–18,[1] the 16–35 was not available at retail until after the 10–18.[2]

Reception[edit]

According to noted photography blogger Ken Rockwell, the 10–18, which was introduced with a suggested retail price of US$300, "is the world's first reasonably priced ultrawide lens."[2] He added,

"There is no sharper ultrawide lens for APS-C cameras, and it's much better than Canon's 10-year-old EF-S 10-22mm that costs over twice as much! The 10-18mm is the best Canon ultrawide I've used. It's the sharpest, smallest, lightest and least expensive. . . . This lens has no competition. Every other ultrawide lens for Canon's APS-C cameras is optically inferior, can't focus as close, has no IS, and costs at least twice as much."[2]

In reviewing the lens, British photographer and blogger Keith Cooper concluded that

"At appreciably less cost than the EF-S 10-22, the 10-18mm surprised me with its build quality and optical performance. The image stabilisation adds to its general purpose usefulness and partly makes up for its relatively restricted aperture.... Distortions are well under control, and when suitable correction profiles arrive, the lens will be more than adequate for serious use if you were looking to photograph property for example..."[3]

The lens does suffer from poorer performance in lower light conditions when handheld, even with the assistance of IS, however produces very high quality results in mid to full light conditions.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canon Broadens Its Imaging Lineup with Two New EF Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses and White EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera" (Press release). Canon U.S.A., Inc. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Rockwell, Ken (June 11, 2014). "Canon 10-18mm". KenRockwell.com. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Keith. "Review: Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM lens". Northlight Images. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

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