Bought this lens to take pictures and video of home during holidays.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Wide Angle Zoom/Image Stabilizer Lens Kit for Canon - International Version
Arrives by Thu, Jan 23
Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
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About This Item
- CANON 9519B002 EF-S 10mm - 18mm f/4.5 - 5.6 IS STM Lens
EF-S ultrawide zoom lens;
Stepping motor for noise-free video shooting;
Optical image stabilizer
- 10 mm
|Camera Lens Type|
Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
10 - 18mm
|Manufacturer Part Number|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
4.05 x 4.05 x 5.63 Inches
I have had this lens a while now and absolutely love it.
I do Architecture photos a lot of my own work and designs and until this lens came out had a hard time on my 7D getting all the building in in tight urban spaces. Also around the house it allows great shots of my backyard that I designed and built.
Unless you are a micro pixel peeper this lens is incredibly sharp and gets the small details perfectly. Do not let the synthetic body bother you. It is so light, easy to carry in a pocket and unless you abuse lenses it will last for years (Decades?). Thank you Canon for this lens.
2nd generation highly satified Canon customer.
Canon has always had excellent quality products. My father was a photographer his entire life. He owned Canon equipment, was highly satisfied with Canon's quality and recommended Canon equipment to his friends and to me as well. I have already purchased other items from Canon besides the camera equipment I own. I love their quality, features and their excellent service.
I had been thinking about a super wide angle lens for awhile and had kicked around the idea of getting the 10-22mm lens for my 60D, but I wasn't sure if I'd use it enough to justify the price. Then Canon came out with this new 10-18mm STM IS lens, and at this price range I knew I had to have it. Went out shooting today and boy do I like it so far! The AF seems very quick, and all of my pictures seemed quite sharp. I was pretty much shooting from AV 4.5 to 8 today. The Image Stabilization is really nice for indoor shots where you need a slower shutter speed to get enough light. I did not have a problem with camera shake / blur in my indoor shots today at all. Outdoors in the sun, I could shoot at a much faster shutter speed, so I'm not sure if the IS made a difference or not, but I can say that all of my shots outdoors were sharp as well. I had heard a few people mention some vignetting in corners at 10mm with this lens and thought I was getting some as well, but then realized that even with an extremely shallow and wide lens hood on, it was just the hood making the corners dark - doh! I took the hood off and voila, no more dark corners! I did not notice any vignetting in corners at all without a lens hood, and this lens is so wide that I would not recommend using a lens hood with it or you may learn the hard way, like I did. You can get some really cool pictures of things focusing on objects or people in the foreground, and having the super wide background. It gives a perspective that I can't get with my other lenses, and I'm really glad I added this one to my collection - love it so far! I rated this lens all 5's except for a 4 on build quality. Now don't get me wrong, this lens feels very tight and solid to me and it's light, but not at all cheap feeling. The only reason I gave it a 4 on build is that it has a plastic lens mount, so I didn't feel I could rate that part quite as high as I would one of my metal mount lenses like my 85mm f1.8 or my 18-135mm. However, my 50mm and 55-250mm lenses also have plastic lens mounts and I've never had any problem whatsoever with them and they both get a lot of use. I'm fine with the plastic lens mount, and it's well worth it to me because it means Canon was able to put this lens right in the price range I wanted - perfect! For me personally, I'd rather have the IS and STM on this lens with a plastic mount, than give those up for a metal mount and a higher price, but that's just my personal preference. Others may feel differently, which is obviously why Canon makes such a wide variety of lenses, and kudos to them for doing so! If you have a crop sensor DSLR and are thinking about a super wide angle lens, I highly recommend this one. I was positively giddy looking at the pictures I took today with this lens. Really pleased to have this new tool in my camera bag! Great job Canon on putting this high quality lens at such a great price point. Worth every penny and I'm so glad I got it!
Sharp, slow lens. Great value for $
I bought this a couple of weeks ago. I shoot with apertures between f/8-11 for all focal lengths. Havent had to use it on tripod yet. The image stabilization works great. It is acceptably sharp. The depth of field is fantastic. Very fast and very quiet autofocus. I wish I had bought this lens before buying the other lenses. I recommend this lens for landscape photographers using apsc cameras.
Good value, sharp lens
I recently bought this lens not knowing what to expect. It's my 1st wide angle lens and I got it to use with my 60D. I was pleasantly surprised with the IQ from such an inexpensive lens. Pics were sharp, colors crisp, and the auto focus worked well. It complimemts my EF 24-105mm L very well on the wide end. It's very small and light. I got the hood for it cause with this lens I feel it's a must, helps some with flare. The only con with this lens (for me), is barrel distortion at 10mm, and 12mm....it gets better at 14mm. Barrel distortion was well controlled at 16 to 18mm, which is where I will use this lens most times. I have Canon DPP and read it can correct for the distorion's with this lens so will have to see if it will. If it corrects the barrel and other distorions with this lens, I'll give it 5 stars. It's the only reason I gave it 4 stars here. I think this is a Canon best buy and great value, bar none....in a wide angle lens. Thumbs up Canon.