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Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:07:12 PM »
One of the few great bargains in the Canon lens lineup is now an even better bargain if you’re willing to go the refurbished route.

The Canon USA Store has the refurbished EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM for $189 compare this to the new price of $279.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)

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Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:07:12 PM »

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 01:22:15 PM »
I have the EF-S 10-22mm lens. It works well, but I had considered getting a 10-18 for times when I wanted to carry something less bulky than the 10-22. At that price, if I hadn't got my 6D2, I would order this lens right now. The reviews have been very positive.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 03:18:42 AM »
i sold all my EF-S glass and moved to EF and EF-M, but wow - this is an incredibly good price for the 10-18!

no other brand in the market offers such value. even before ultra discount offers. Not Nikon, not Sony, not Fuji. availabilty not only of expensive hi-end lenses but also of "very decent IQ lenses at very affordable prices" is a real advantage of the "Canon ecosystem".

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 12:01:42 PM »
I have the EF-S 10-22mm lens. It works well, but I had considered getting a 10-18 for times when I wanted to carry something less bulky than the 10-22. At that price, if I hadn't got my 6D2, I would order this lens right now. The reviews have been very positive.

It isn't that easy a decision between the two.  I had the 10-22 prior to buying my 5D3 and sold it when I made the move to FF.  (The 10-18 was not available then, if memory serves.)

The 10-18 is a hair sharper, has IS, is less expensive and doesn't require a massive diameter petal hood like the EF-S 10-22 (which can be a pain to put in your bag). However, it has perception/stigma of being cheap with a plastic mount.

However, the 10-22 has a quicker max aperture (2/3 of stop?), has ring USM (a lovely feature we won't see in EF-S again, I think), a distance scale, has a proper metal mount and runs to 35mm FF equivalent on the long end.  When I owned mine, it also took the 77mm filters my 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 used, which was a really nice convenience.  But it is older, less sharp, lacks IS and costs a lot more.

Perhaps Canon should (ahem) update it's old EF-S USM lenses and actually make this a clearer Good for $279 / Awesome for $799 buying decision.   (I won't hold my breath ::))

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 02:01:01 PM »
Ahsanford agree with your findings. I would definitely get the EF-S 10-18 and not the EF-S 10-22. Especially at such a low price.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 02:43:20 PM »
I bought the 10-22 when a neighbor was going to be moving to a retirement home, and I took interior pictures for him and gave them to his realtor, also a friend and neighbor. The realtor thanked me with a gift card for an Indian restaurant and hired me to do interior shots of other houses. I think I broke even on Schedule C, so probably also in real life, and I still have the lens. The realtor retired several years ago, and I was stiffed by a retirement home in Salisbury, NC, for whom I did a shoot, so I never made any more money off of it. No regrets, since I'm happily retired and not rich, but not insolvent. For now, I would get out the Rebel and the 10-22 if I needed anything wider than the 24mm side of the kit zoom on my 6D2. That hasn't happened, so I am not itching to get the 16-35mm f/4 too quickly, but I do see it in my future, and there is no motivation to get any EF-S lenses any more. So I'll save my $189 to apply to the 16-35. But that really is a bargain for that lens for anyone still using APS-C cameras.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 10:27:17 PM »
I've taken 100's of home interior shots with the 10-18mm lens on my 80D and T6i (I own a custom cabinet shop). This is really a very good wide angle lens and worth every penny (even at $279).
It's a decent landscape lens too. (very sharp)

I now use the 16-35mm f/4L on the 6D2 for all my cabinetry interior shots and have actually notice a bit more distortion with this L lens than the 10-18mm.

The 10-18mm is also really great for videos too as it focuses great and pretty much completely silent when focusing. I would say it's basically a steal at $189

Here's a landscape shot I took with the 10-18mm about 2 years ago.....

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Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $189 (Reg $279)
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 10:27:17 PM »