Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Review (Photography Blog)

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

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM means one thing first and foremost: a lot of bang for the bucks. Here comes another review, by Photography Blog.

Excerpts from the conclusion:

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

[…] capable image stabilisation system makes it easier to hand-hold the camera and still get the shot. Auto-focusing is surprisingly quick, and for video shooters the STM motor is appealingly smooth and almost completely quiet, although not fast enough to keep up with fast-moving subjects in Live View/Video mode.

[…[ In summary we can somewhat surprisingly recommend the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM as a lightweight, portable ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR owners that delivers pleasing results for both stills and video

Be sure to check the review, the samples, and all the test that have been done. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM sells for $299. More EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM coverage here.

[via Photography Blog]

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 16-28.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-5.6 to f/22-29
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • Enhanced Lens Coatings
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • STM Stepping Motor for Quiet AF
  • Four-Group Optical Zoom System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Seven-Blade Circular Aperture


Canon EOS 6D Sales Figures Not Satisfying?

Canon Rumors writes

We’re told that Canon hasn’t been fully satisfied with the sales of the Canon EOS 6D […] We’re told that the next iteration of the camera is likely to move upmarket in features and pricing.

Man, really? I thought a full-frame camera with a sensor having a better high ISO performance than the EOS 5D Mark III (see here too), plus built-in WiFi and GPS, and with a street price often below $1,500, should selling like hotcakes. Curious rumor. Maybe the many 6Ds I see around are faked ones.

Help Canon not getting bankrupt, buy one today! A very good EOS 6D deal by a reliable eBay seller can be found here.

More EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

CEO Kazuto Yamaki Talks Sigma’s Design Philosophy

Back in September 2014 the folks at Reviewed made an interview with Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki. You can listen to Mr. Kazuto Yamaki’s answers in the videos, or have a look at Reviewed’s article.

The interview starts about Sigma’s new lenses. Around mark 6:00 the talk goes to the awesome 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART lens (price & specs), world’s first zoom lens with constant f/1.8, and a lens of outstanding optical performance. The question “what’s next for Sigma?” comes at 8:15. From the interview:

Sigma’s Art series lenses such as the 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4 have been very well-received for their combination of price and performance, especially the 50mm. What was the mission when designing those lenses? Was your goal to hit a certain price point?

The mission was very simple. I just asked our optical engineer to make the best optical lenses, ever, in history. Before I became CEO of the company, I worked as a manager of the optical design division. And through such experience I realized that if I give a very simple mission… the engineer can do an excellent job. So, when we developed those lenses, I just asked the designers or engineers to make the best lens.

About the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8:

Another lens that’s been very popular for you is the 18-35mm f/1.8—it’s the first f/1.8 zoom lens, which makes it quite unique. What were the design challenges for such a lens?

The mission of the project is to develop the first f/1.8 zoom lens. So anything [that’s a] “world’s first” is really challenging, because there is no such product which we can compare it to. So that’s always challenging. So when I started the project I told the engineer, “You don’t need to care about the quality, because it’s the world’s first. It’s really challenging. Your mission is just to make the lens f/1.8 zoom, period.” And I did not expect, actually, that high quality! (laughs) But surprisingly our optical engineer did a really, really excellent job and he [gave it] really, really good performance.

The video below shows (I think) Sigma’s factory and gives an insight in the production process. The interview comes with pics and samples.

[via Reviewed]

Sigma Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – the lens that beats them all (Canon L and Zeiss lenses included)

Sigma lenses on Amazon US.