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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, reviewed by Hitecdan

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Overall Rating8.5
Overall Image Quality9
Value for Money9
Bokeh3
Sharpness9
Contrast9
Focusing8.5
Must Have8
Suitability to Intended Use9.5
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Mar 29, 2016 22:35 |  #1

Light weight and small. A sharp little lens and an all around good wide angle option for a cropped sensor Canon camera. IS rating: 9, the IS on this lens works very well. The only grip I have is the fly-by-wire focus. Typical of the STM lenses, the lens must be powered up in order to use the focusing ring. The f/4.5 min aperture is only at 10mm, once you zoom to 11mm the min aperture changes to f/5. On a tripod the min aperture is not an issue since i'm usually at f/8 anyway. Off tripod, the IS can really helps. I had this lens on my 70D on top of a 12 foot painter's pole. With the IS on I was able to shoot at shutter speed as low as 1/3 of a second and still got very clean pictures.




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CanonCameraFan
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May 06, 2017 21:08 |  #2

I've been considering this lens for use at a "possibly" outdoor wedding. Already decided to purchase. Your comment of using it on a paint pole just inspired me! In my real job, we do just this, but with a GoPro held downward into a utility manhole for inspection video. I'll be ready. Other reviews are consistent on raving about the sharpness being tops, and the IS being quite effective, moving this above the 10-22 in spite of it's faster speed and metal lens mount.


EOS 7D w/BG-E7 (3), 550EX (3), 430EX II, Vivitar 285HV, Opteka 6.5mm/3.5, Canon EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-S 24/2.8 STM, Canon EF 40/2.8 STM, Canon EF 100mm/2.0 USM, Canon EF 70-300mm/4-5.6 L IS USM, Canon 77mm 500D Macro, Tamrac 614 Bag & 787 Backpack, Crumpler 8 MDH, 7 MDH, 6 MDH
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/johnebersole/se​ts/ (external link)

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britain
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El Centro Calif
Sep 16, 2017 20:52 |  #3

I've had the lens for about a year. Only drawback is when shooting towards the sun. Lens will flare. Sun does not need to be in frame. Else its a great light weight lens.


7D2, 20D , 100-400L, EFS 17-85 , EFS 18-135, EFS 10-18mm, 100 2.8 macro , ring light, 430EX II, PD Capture Pro, Lifted modified Jeep to shake it all up:)

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CanonCameraFan
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Annapolis Maryland
Jan 01, 2018 16:43 |  #4

This lens has easily met my expectations in shooting dark indoor concerts. IS help assure stationary objects were sharp. Being wide angle, the slow shutter speeds were not as disadvantageous as on telephoto. Motion blur by moving guitarist simply adds to the drama. Results were met with enthusiasm. Sharpness really is there! It's the bargain go to lens for Crop, and fulfilled a major gap in my coverage. Highly recommend.


EOS 7D w/BG-E7 (3), 550EX (3), 430EX II, Vivitar 285HV, Opteka 6.5mm/3.5, Canon EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-S 24/2.8 STM, Canon EF 40/2.8 STM, Canon EF 100mm/2.0 USM, Canon EF 70-300mm/4-5.6 L IS USM, Canon 77mm 500D Macro, Tamrac 614 Bag & 787 Backpack, Crumpler 8 MDH, 7 MDH, 6 MDH
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/johnebersole/se​ts/ (external link)

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Ah-keong
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Jan 02, 2018 01:14 |  #5

Its a must buy for Canon crop for ultra wide angle....

with IS !


Canon 7D Mark II | BG-E16 | Canon EF-S 10-18mm | Sigma DC 18-35mm ART | Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8L IS II
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT |
Olympus E-PL3 | M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm PRO
Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod |

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