Can This Popular and Affordable Lens Keep Up With Modern Mirrorless Cameras?

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM was long popular with Canon DSLR users for offering a versatile wide angle focal length range in a small body together with great image quality, all at a very affordable price. Now, with Canon developing a line of APS-C RF-S cameras, the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is relevant again. Can it keep up with the higher-resolution sensors on modern mirrorless cameras like the EOS R7, though? This excellent video review takes a look at what you can expect. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes an updated look at the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens on a demanding camera, the 32.5-megapixel EOS R7. With an equivalent focal length range of 16-29mm, this lens fits a variety of situations and genres, and at 8.5 oz (240 g) and 2.8 inches (7.2 cm) in length, it is very portable. Perhaps most intriguing, though, is its price, which is only $299 new. Some photographers may be put off by the narrow maximum apertures, but if you don't need that extra light-gathering power, the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM holds up quite impressively with a modern sensor. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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