Canon has announced the new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM which is a wide-angle zoom lens designed specifically for EOS APS-C DSLRs.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-29mm and features both a UD lens element and a range of optimised lens coatings, as well as a quiet STM focus motor, 4-stop image stabiliser and a circular iris diaphragm.
Enhanced lens coatings have also been applied to lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for maintained image contrast and color neutrality.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Officially Announced
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Price
The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens price is $299.00. The wide-angle lens will be available from June 30, 2014.
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Features
Created to be a great companion lens for the Canon EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i, EOS Rebel SL1 and other EOS Digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens expands Canon’s line of Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. For entry-level users, this affordable wide-angle lens offers the ability to shoot creative, high-quality images and video in tight indoor locations such as a cozy corner table in a restaurant or unique vacation photos where the subject is close up, yet the surrounding area can still fill the frame.
The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features a compact and lightweight design with an Optical Image Stabilizer for shake correction up to four shutter speed stepsiii, enabling handheld shooting in low light. The lens’ stepping motor and newly designed focus mechanism are ideal for Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i and EOS Rebel SL1 cameras) to provide smooth, quiet and continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when taking photos.
The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lens features one UD lens element to help reduce chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. It also features enhanced multi-layer lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare, while a seven-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds.
Compared to the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide-angle lens, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is nearly 20% smaller and 38% lighter. When combined with a compact digital SLR, such as the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera, the smaller size makes it very convenient to carry with the camera when traveling. The compact four-group zoom optical system provides a maximum magnification of 0.15x at the telephoto end. The wide-angle zoom range of the new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a perfect complement to the currently available EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF-S 55-250mm IS STM zoom lenses.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Specifications
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||10-18mm f/4.5-5.6|
|Lens Construction||14 elements in 11 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||107° 30′ – 74° 20′|
|Focus Adjustment||Rear focusing system|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.72 ft. / 0.22m|
|Dimensions (Max. Diameter x L)||2.9 x 2.8 in./ 74.6 x 72.0mm|
|Weight||8.5 oz. / 240g|