Canon - EF-S lens ultra-wide lens for EOS series

EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM

The second of 2 new ultra-wide lenses for EOS (digital single lens reflex camera) series announced today by Canon for release next month.

This latest EF-S lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-29mm. The lens construction consists of 14 elements in 11 groups. By applying a plastic-molded aspheric lens element, it became smaller and lighter than the previous model.

In their EF-S lens series wide zoom lenses, Canon has added an image stabilization mechanism for the first time.

  • Release day: Late June
  • Price: ¥46,000
  • Filter Size: 67mm diameter
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.22m
  • Size: 74.6 (diameter) x L 72mm
  • Weight: 240g

 

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