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

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

  • Price
  • Durability
  • Functionality
  • Image quality
  • Overall

In this Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens review, we’ll be looking at one of Canon’s best-selling wide-angle lenses. It’s perfect for expansive landscape shots, and simply allows a lot more to be captured in every photograph without restricting yourself to a longer distance which can scrub out some of the finer detail you want to capture.

For the price, it’s no wonder that the Canon EF-S 10-18mm is such a popular lens. It’s affordable for most budgets, yet provides very wide angle shots with excellent detail, clarity and quality. In the right setting, the landscape wraps sound the shot at the edges of the photograph, providing a great deal of immersive depth without making the image look noticeably distorted.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm camera lens

The 18mm zoom also allows for close-up shots whilst maintaining an ultra-wide field of view. This opens up the opportunity for highly detailed close-ups without restricting the scene. Image quality and sharpness also hold up well throughout the full zoom, aperture and lighting ranges.

Overall, it’s a great buy for the price.


Like all Canon lenses, the EF-S 10-18mm is solidly built and oozes quality in the construction. The mount is plastic, which is unlike most mounts of a metal build, but users have reported no issues with this and find that it’s a snug fit on all compatible Canon DSLRs. This is also one of the reasons that this lens comes in at such an affordable price despite producing such impressive image quality. Plus, at only 240 grams, it’s lightweight and very easy to use.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens review features:

  • The STM tech provides whisper-quiet focusing which is ideal for capturing video or shooting in locations where silence is a must. Manual focus also available with the flick of a switch.
  • The 4-stop optical image stabiliser keeps images razor sharp by counteracting any subtle camera shakes.
  • The f/4.5-5.6 aperture lends itself well to wide-angle landscapes, so you have sharper focus throughout the foreground and background elements of the shot.

Perfect if:

  • You want to capture ultra-wide angle shots
  • You want great quality landscape shots without a hefty price-tag
  • You want to capture more of the scene even with restricted distance

Camera compatibility

This Canon 9519B005AA EF-S 10-18mm lens will fit any Canon EOS DSLR, and also any Canon body with an APS-C sensor. To be sure, double check the manual.

Buy it here or read customer reviews on Amazon