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

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Key Features

  • 10-18mm focal length
  • 16-28mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
  • F4.5-5.6 maximum aperture
  • 0.22m / 8.66" minimum focus
  • Ring-type stepper AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 67mm filters
  • Canon EF-S mount for APS-C DSLRs

Product Description

The EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM lens combines optical excellence with cutting-edge performance, providing an ultra-wide angle of view in a compact, portable package, perfect for EOS cameras with an APS-C sensor. It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration. A circular, 7-blade aperture helps ensure fine background blur and the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer system provides up to four equivalent stops of shake correction. The lens has a stepping motor (STM) and a refined focus mechanism for smooth and continuous AF during video recording. It also has a rear focusing system, plus a high speed CPU and improved AF algorithm for high-speed AF; and offers full-time manual focus for quick adjustments. The EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM delivers reliable, speedy and quiet wide-angle performance, making it an ideal lens for everyday photography, travel, stills and video recording.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 10–18 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Canon EF-S
Maximum aperture F4.5 - F5.6
Minimum aperture F22.0 - F29.0
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 14
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings
Minimum focus 0.22 m (8.66)
Maximum magnification 0.15×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 240 g (0.53 lb)
Diameter 75 mm (2.94)
Length 72 mm (2.83)
Sealing No
Zoom method Rotary (internal)
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied No
Hood product code EW-73 C


User Reviews

  • Advwks, Jun 12, 2014 GMT:
    Great price, great optics on an ultra-wide zoom from Canon

    Love it. Was reviewing ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses for my T3i. Have always wanted something wider for landscapes and interior shots. By accident I came across a new press release on this lens from Canon. Saw the low list price on genuine OEM Canon optics and took a quick trip over to my local camera store for some hands-on impressions. A few minutes later I left with one. Have been very happy with its optical performance so far. I am not a pro shooter so the fact that is has "kit build" ...

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Questions & Answers


Help choosing an UWA for my 7D please.

I need help choosing an UWA for my 7D. I am off to the USA at the end of July (Grand Canyon, etc. etc.) and I thought it might be nice to go with something wider than my EF-S 17-85. The choices seem to be: Canon EF-S 10-22 F3.5-4.5 Canon EF-S 10-18 (due out soon) Sigma 10-20 F3.5 (I would pay the extra for this over the 4-5.6) Tokina 11-16 F2.8 Tamron 10-24 F3.5-4.5 I think I should exclude the Tokina. It's the most expensive because it goes up to f2.8 but I don't think I need that. A few reviews of the Tamron suggest it is a bit softer than the other option so maybe I can discount that one as well. So that leaves Sigma and Canon. I suppose my initial preference would be the Canon 10-22. It already available so I would get more change to try it before going that if I waited for the new 10-18 and it has a marginally larger range than the Sigma. Does anyone have any thoughts that might help. Thanks

BaldCol asked
3 months ago


I'd suggest the 10-18mm.  It's already out, and many forum members here have one already.  In fact, I got mine yesterday (a day early; was supposed to be delivered today).  I've not taken any shots with it yet, but I played with it for a few minutes and was quite surprised with how fast and SILENTLY it focused. If the image quality is as good as everyone says, then it's a steal at $300. Continue Reading

PalmettoFellow answered
3 months ago

Your first choice is the best one > Canon EF-S 10-22 F3.5-4.5 next lens. Hoping to get one for under $500, used / refurbed, of course. Fish Here's a couple taken with my buddies 10-22 > Continue Reading

Fish Chris answered
3 months ago

I've loved the 10-22 for years, and made many times the cost of this lens with photos Ive taken with it. If I were buying now, I might get the 10-18, but it is  a stop slower. Don't think IS will make much difference shooting WA, but not bad to have. Continue Reading

skanter answered
3 months ago
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