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

Wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor Canon EOS SLR cameras

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

The ideal traveling companion

Canon's compact 10-18mm zoom lens and your EOS SLR camera with an APS-C sensor make a perfect match for capturing crystal-clear, wide-angle images wherever you roam. The lens' stepping motor (STM) and refined autofocus system give you virtually silent operation for smoother-looking videos with better sound. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps keep your shots blur-free. And at just 8-1/2 ounces, this lens won't weigh you down when you're ready to hit the road. It's the perfect choice when you're not sure what's next — a dramatic landscape, a child's face out on the playground — or a candid group shot.

Product highlights:

  • EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens with 35mm equivalent of 16-29mm
  • compatible with Canon APS-C format digital SLR cameras
  • Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the effect of camera shake for longer exposure times (up to four equivalent stops)
  • stepping motor (STM) and newly designed focus mechanism provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocus for video recording and shooting photos
  • one aspherical and one UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens element for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range
  • available full-time manual focusing (automatically overrides autofocus)
  • compact, lightweight design for outstanding portability
  • constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups
  • minimum focus distance: 8-3/4"
  • minimum aperture: f22 (at 10mm)/f29 (at 18mm)
  • filter size: 67mm
  • lens is 2-7/8" long, 2-15/16" in diameter
  • front and rear lens caps included
  • weight: 8.5 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 9519B002

What's in the box:

  • EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens
  • E-67 II Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Instructions
  • Limited Warranty card
  • Usage Precautions sheet

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More details on the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Mark G.

Features & specs

Mount Type Canon EF-mount
Sensor Size APS-C
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Type Wide-angle Zoom
Focal Length 10-18mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5-5.6
Weight 8.5 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Overview: The Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM lens is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Canon EOS cameras with an APS-C image sensor. The lens features a built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (IS), as well as a Stepping Motor (STM) for smooth, quiet auto focus.

Image Stabilizer (IS): The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer can be used in the AF (autofocus) or MF (manual focus) modes. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed four stops faster. Two 2-position switches located on the barrel of the lens allow you to turn the image stabilizer on and off.

Stepping Motor (STM): The EF-S 10-18mm lens is equipped with a Stepping Motor (STM) with lead screws that drives the focus lens, and also controls the focus lens during zooming. The STM and the newly-designed focus mechanism support the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function to provides quiet, smooth auto focusing during video recording, as well as when shooting still images.

AF/MF Switch: A switch on the lens barrel lets you select Auto Focus (AF) or Manual Focus (MF). The rear focusing system, high-speed CPU, and improved AF algorithm allows high speed auto focus. Full-time manual focus allows you to manually focus with the focus ring, even while the lens is in AF mode.

Optional Hood and Filters: The EF-S 10-18mm lens has a 67mm mounting thread on the front of lens for attaching screw-on type filters. The optional EW-73C lens hood blocks out unwanted light, and protects the front of the lens from the elements.


  • Focal Length: 10-18mm
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4.5 at 10mm, f/5.6 at 18mm
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 at 10mm, f/29 at 18mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 8.6" or 0.22 m
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 107° 30' to 74° 20'
    • Vertical: 74° 10' to 45° 30'
    • Horizontal: 97° 10' to 64° 30'
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.924"
    • Length: 3.238" (3.792" with lens caps)
    • Weight: 8.5 ounces

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Great reviews and price plus buying from Crutchfield is an exceptional experience. [ Matthew J.  Dec 13, 2017 ]
based on reviews I read on your site. Ive wanted a wide angle lens for my Canon for awhile now. The positive feedback combined with the affordable cost helped me decide. Your advisor, Tim, also helped me with the decision. [ ROBIN J  Nov 04, 2017 ]
Based on review by Ken Rockwell and good price. [ Ron  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Gift for my husband. [ Diana  Nov 17, 2016 ]
Purchased for the wife, she loves it [ Barry  Oct 25, 2016 ]
Well reviewed inexpensive wide angle zoom for Canon crop sensor cameras. [ Stephen  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Super wide angle lens for crop sensors. Great quality photos and really cool perspectives from this lens. [ Evan  Mar 28, 2016 ]
Trials with this lens and wondrous trips to my Alaska (have lived there), it's ranked as a top lens and proves itself over and over. Get ready for greatness! [ Joy,  Feb 18, 2016 ]
Needed to expand my photo great...sorry I waited so long to get a wide angle lens... [ T  Jan 08, 2016 ]

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