but it doesn’t really plug any holes in the maker’s range.
Man, what do those guys think...
The Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a 300€/$ lens that allows beginners and people with a normal budget to get into UWA.
I believe this is a really clever addition in Canons lineup meant for those double zoom kit buyers to at least buy a third lens and then get hooked. And it is small and light. And it will sell well.
I actually think this lens is really awesome. It's super light, cheap, and it's image quality is great!
Where it also has value is for people that don't really shoot this wide. Like me. I shoot FF and crop, but had no desire to drop a ton of cash on a lens that I'd rarely use. This lens fills that hole too.