I have been through some changes with my Camera Kit earlier this 2021. Moving back from my Canon Eos M5 to the Canon 77D which is my camera now, also meant I had to come back to buying EFS lenses for my 77D. As all my other ones were EFM, for the M5.
When I had my 70D I had long wanted the Canon 10-18mm stm lens. Although at the time I was very happy with my Tamron 10-24mm, and not being able to justify having two wide angle lenses I never got one. Now was my golden opportunity to get the 10-18mmm stm.
I had like many read and watched many many reviews of this fantastic little, lightweight ,lens. And sourcing it in mint condition from Facebook Marketplace for around £95 I was very pleased to get it.
The first day I got out with my 77D I had the 10-18mm fixed firmly on the front of it. This is one of my first shots I ever took with it.
So how has it been since I got it back in early March. Well I have not been disappointed with the wide angle lens. weighing in a a measly 8.4oz or 240g for those metric amongst us, I have not found it hard to carry this little gem around all day long. The 67mm filter thread is a bonus as this is also the same size as my Canon 18-135mm stm filter thread, which has the bonus of me also being able to swap the one lens hood I have between the two. It also makes polarisers and ND easier as I only have to buy one set at one size.
Like all the Efs Stm lenses it comes in black, with its usual tough, hardwearing plastic body. A plastic lens mount, and to be honest to the nay Sayers, I have never had any problems with plastic mounts in the last ten years of using them on my cameras. A nice tight fit and I’m good to go.
Yes it would be nice to have a wider aperture range(but what for? your going to be using this for mostly Landscape and Architecture. Do you really need Bokeh for either?) Not really a minus considering its primary use.
I particularly like photographing landscape with dramatic clouds, or Seascapes, and find it a perfect accompaniment and tool to my 77D and my style of photography.
I will let my photos below speak for themselves on the wideness, sharpness and creativeness you can get to using this fabulous lens!