Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM


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Light in build, light on the wal­let Lens mount Canon EF- S

Car­ry­ing around ad­di­tional lenses is no fun when they’re big and heavy. This rel­a­tively new of­fer­ing from Canon is re­fresh­ingly small for a DSLR-style wide-an­gle zoom, and is less than half the weight of ei­ther of the two com­pet­ing Sigma lenses on test. Part of the weight loss is thanks to a plas­tic rather than metal mount­ing plate, but over­all build qual­ity feels rea­son­ably ro­bust none­the­less.

Typ­i­cal of many re­cent Canon lenses, it fea­tures an STM (Step­ping Motor) aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem which, in this case, is fast for stills, smooth for video cap­ture and near-silent in op­er­a­tion.

No light­weight in terms of per­for­mance, this lens matched or beat Canon’s pricier 10-22mm lens for sharp­ness in our tests, through­out its zoom and aper­ture ranges. Colour fring­ing is also less no­tice­able and bar­rel dis­tor­tion is well-con­trolled at the short end of the range.

Dig­i­tal Cam­era ver­dict

Less than half the price of Canon’s older 10-22mm wide zoom for APS-C cam­eras, this lens adds im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion. It’s the more at­trac­tive buy for an own-brand Canon.

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