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Thread started 29 Mar 2016 (Tuesday) 22:35
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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
Must Have8
Suitability to Intended Use9.5
Got What I Expected9
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Joined Mar 2016
San Jose, California
Post has been edited over 1 year ago by Hitecdan.
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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Joined Sep 2011
Annapolis Maryland
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, Sunpak 622 Pro, Vivitar 285HV, Opteka 6.5mm/3.5, Canon EF-S 24/2.8 STM, Canon EF 50/1.8 STM, Canon EF 100mm/2.0 USM, Canon EF 70-300mm/4-5.6 L IS USM, Quantums 1 & 1+, Tamrac 614 Bag & 787 Backpack, Crumpler 7 MDH, 6 MDH​photos/johnebersole/se​ts/ (external link)

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Joined Jun 2005
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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