I have had the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens in my hand for 18 hours- I can say the following-

It is sharp, light and affordable. A great option for real estate, landscapes and anyone that want’s to explore wide angle photography. The 10-18 is $299 and shipping now from B&H. This is $300 cheaper than Canon’s 10-22 f/2.5- f/4.5 and offers the same sharpness in a smaller and lighter package with Image Stabilization (IS) and Silent Stepper Motor (STM) for smooth and silent autofocus.  Image stabilization seems good- with static subjects you can go to very low shutter speeds due to the wide angle AND the inclusion of image stabilization.

 

10mm using the 10-18
10mm using the 10-18 – Distortion(bending of straight lines) is low
14mm using the 10-18
14mm using the 10-18
18mm using the 10-18
18mm using the 10-18- nice and clean at 18mm
18mm using the 18-135 STM
18mm using the 18-135 STM- Much more distortion at 18mm from the 18-135

Downsides- Maximum aperture of f/4.5 at 10mm can be limiting – in both light and creative control. It is difficult to creatively blur the background when you are limited to a maximum of f/4.5

10mm at f/4.5 - focusing at the near focus limit gives you some background blur.
10mm at f/4.5 – focusing at the near focus limit gives you some background blur.

A few more images –

10mm
10mm
18mm
18mm

5103_10 mm1-40 sec at f - 4.5ISO 160

I will have a video with some early thoughts up soon.




B&H Photo has a list of Everything Announced at CES 2017

 #bison #snowface ~  Captured with the #Sony #a7rII and Canon 100-400 and heavily cropped because I follow the #YellowstonePledge :)
 In Yellowstone National Park the roads are paved with snow and go straight for miles. Yesterday was sweet, today was the sweetest! Captured here on our way to Hayden Valley - a #dreamyplace like no other. #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 24-105 lens
 Yesterday ended as epically as it began (see my earlier post?) As we made our way out of the park the setting sun lit up this line of trees and steam from geothermal activity - a single line of animal tracks lead the way to this scene. #iloveyellowstonenp #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 70-200 ️‍️ EXIF: Exactly the same as the morning shot posted earlier.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I think this will be my next lens. I was considering the Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM pancake as my next lens, but that’s more for convenience than for its speed, since I already have the kit lens that can reach 40mm, only at f/5.0. I have no ultra wide angle lens for my DSLR and I loved and miss my wide angle lens on my film SLR. There was a ceiling shot in the Cathedral of St. Paul that I just couldn’t back up enough to totally get within the frame (unless I dug a hole in the floor) at 18mm.
    Thanks for the review.

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