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
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- 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