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Ultra wide angle zoom lens designed for APS-C sensors. What's more, this also incorporates Canon's STM focusing system for smooth AF in LiveView and movie modes. Perfect in getting those rolling hills, city landscapes or big groups when space is tight

Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S Lens


  • Lens is suitable for: Canon EOS APS-C (EF-S) Only
  • Fitting: Canon EFs Only
  • ZOOM
  • Wide ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 217489 (4549292010152)

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Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S Lens


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Product Details

Ultra wide angle zoom lens designed for APS-C sensors.  What's more, this also incorporates Canon's STM focusing system for smooth AF in LiveView and movie modes.  Perfect in getting those rolling hills, city landscapes and massive groups when space is limited.

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 16-28.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/29
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Compact, lightweight ultra-wide angle zoom lens

Compact and lightweight (240g) with a compact design that’s ideal for travel, this ultra-wide angle 10-18mm zoom lens fits more in the frame – even when you are close to your subject - so you can capture more in every shot without stepping back. Designed for EOS DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, it adds impact to landscapes, cityscapes and skies, and allows you to capture expansive interiors and architecture with ease.

Smooth, near-silent STM focusing in movies

Recording high quality movies that are always sharply focused is easy with STM (Stepping Motor Technology). It delivers steady near-silent continuous focusing, so your movies are smooth, and soundtracks only capture the surrounding sounds and not the noise of a focusing motor. The Image Stabilizer counteracts camera movement when shooting movies handheld.

Sharp images with 4-stop Image Stabilizer

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM delivers steadier shots in all situations, particularly when shooting handheld in low light. The lens incorporates a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer to capture superb low light photos, as well as steadier movie footage.

Great image quality

Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens includes aspherical and UD lens elements, which correct any spherical and chromatic aberrations that might spoil your images. The lens also features a Super Spectra Coating that helps ensure accurate colour balance and high contrast as well as suppress flare and ghosting, for beautiful images in any lighting situation. An exclusive optional lens hood can further reduce the incidence of flare.

0.22m minimum focusing distance

With only a 0.22m focusing distance you can get closer to your subjects and still enjoy an ultra-wide field of view.

Take control with manual focus ring

Take control of your creativity with a dedicated manual focus control ring that allows full time manual focusing even when shooting movies or using a filter.

Background blur

A 7-blade circular aperture allows for a pleasing background blur when shooting with a wide aperture; ideal for creating a sense of depth and getting your subject to stand out from the background.

Product Reviews

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Lightweight, Good value for money, Image quality, Easy to use, Durable
Trusted Reviews

Keen to reclaim ground in the hotly contested ultra-wideangle lens market, Canon’s lightweight 10-18mm zoom comes with a number of attractive features. Let’s begin with the inclusion of Stepping Motor Technology (STM), which Canon claims allows the lens to focus ‘near silently’, and having used it...

Practical Photography

Canon’s ultra-wide entry for APS-C cameras is a hidden gem. Featuring a traditional landscape focal distance and slight 240g weight, it’s an ideal kit bag companion. The optics include 14 elements in 11 groups, and seven rounded diaphragm blades, though this is not a lens designed to capture bokeh.

I admit I am a huge proponent of ultra-wide angle lenses. I can’t imagine a holiday trip without such a device in my bag. The fact that the Canon enlarged its offer by another wide angle lens aimed at amateur photographers is, in my opinion, an excellent move.

Photography BLOG

The in-expensive Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM offers more features and much better image quality that you might expect given its price-point, making it a great ultra-wide-angle addition to a compact, lightweight EOS kit.


It is quite amazing that budget lenses like this are able to deliver image quality you'd expect from top of the range, professional quality glass from a few years ago. This lens delivers excellent sharpness, low CA and reasonable distortion, which is fantastic for a lens costing under £300.


very cheap yet very useful lens for travelling photographers. but at least mine 10-18 can show very poor sharpness along the edges (and I don't just mean corners) quite often which I think has something to do with build tolerance and consistency of the optical assembly. when it nails it, it's great.

Camera Labs

Canon's EF-S 10-18mm IS STM is a lightweight and affordable ultra-wide zoom for its cropped-frame / APSC format DSLRs. The coverage takes over where most kit lenses start, but zooms so much wider, capturing vast landscapes, huge buildings, or just large group shots when you can't step back any...

What Digital Camera

Despite its ultra-wideangle, I’d happily use the Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 as a walk-around lens with a mid-range prime such as the EF 50mm f/1.4 in my camera bag. At its widest aperture the depth of field avoids being shallow, keeping large groups in focus, but with this being an ultra-wide lens it’s...

The Digital Picture

Inexpensive general purpose and telephoto EF-S zoom lenses have been in the Canon lineup for a long time, but absent was a lens that has great value in a budget APS-C/1.6x format DSLR kit: an inexpensive ultra-wide angle EF-S zoom lens.


The mirrorless gang may have all the attention at the moment. However, Canon showed once more that the quality crown still belongs to DSLR systems - even and especially regarding low cost lenses.

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just new to photography but been out with the new lens a few times now and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have used it on auto and manual with positive results on both. I found the focus ring to be a bit sensitive and occasionally missed the ring due to it being on the thin side, however the more I used...

Wex Photo Video

just new to photography but been out with the new lens a few times now and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have used it on auto and manual with positive results on both. I found the focus ring to be a bit sensitive and occasionally missed the ring due to it being on the thin side, however the more I used...


Got this efs lens to cover short zoom needs on my M50 with adaptor works well on autofocus silent and really smooth well mannered lens does what is says on the box would have no problems recommending it for photo or video

John Lewis

I take pictures for fun, as a pastime ,so don't expect any technical jargon.Value for moneyI think is excellent, quality of build is reflected in the price, its not a solid lump of metal, there"s a good bit of plastic, but this in no way takes away from the function of the lens.Only used a couple of...

Clifton Cameras

If you're an amateur and want to enter the world of ultrawide angle, this is the lens for you.


Turned up very quickly as usual and has been nothing but a gem of a lens. Landscapes are now so much better to capture

Wilkinson Cameras

An excellent lens which is ideal for my landscape photography


Great lens for landscapes image stabilisation means you don't need to lug a tripod around all the time.

SRS Microsystems

My husband was very pleased with this item. It works very well on his camera.

first of all it`s lightweight, it is sharp and it has image stabilisation, and i now own 2 one on each camera

Early days yet getting used to very wide angle but some great "depth" photos. Fast focussing and very quiet.

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