Canon today announced the RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens designed for APS-C EOS R cameras. Compact and lightweight to match APS-C camera bodies, it has a smaller footprint compared to its EF-S and EF-M counterparts. Its 16mm to 29mm full-frame equivalent focal range offers ultra-wide coverage ideal for travelogs, selfies, and shooting in tight spaces.
A Pint-sized Lens for Travel and Handheld Vlogging
Just 44.9mm long when retracted and weighing only around 150g, the RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is around 40% shorter and lighter than its EF mount counterpart, the EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (approx.72mm, 240g), and trumps even the nifty EF-M11-22mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (approx.58.2mm, 220g) in portability. Its size makes it easy to stabilise during handheld vlogging, with its ultra-wide angle of view capturing both the vlogger and surrounding scenery in the same frame, rendering a selfie stick unnecessary.
Its featherweight and tiny size also makes it a convenient addition to a travel camera kit. While you may barely feel its weight on hikes and long walks, it will certainly come in handy for capturing the stunning view that awaits!
Sharp, Steady Images Even in The Dark
The RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM delivers sharper, steadier images even in low light condition. With built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (Optical IS), camera shake can be reduced by up to 4 shutter speed stops’ equivalent, so images are less likely to be blurry even when the shutter speed slows. When combined with a camera with In-Body IS such as the EOS R7, Coordinated Control IS enhances the effect to up to 6 stops’ equivalent.
For video shooting, Optical IS coordinates with in-camera Movie Digital IS to achieve steady, natural footage for shooting while walking, so you can film your travelog with minimal equipment. Three-way Coordinated Control IS with In-Body IS-equipped cameras further enhances the effect.