differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM vs the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Reasons to consider the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
More zoom 3.1x vs 1.8x
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Around 70% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
More magnification 1:2.8 (0.4) vs 1:6.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 2.5x larger in your photo
Slightly better telephoto 55 mm vs 18 mm
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More than 3x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Competitors

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Wide angle lens

$527 - $599

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$149

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Aperture Much wider aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Competitors

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

Wide angle lens

$89 - $199

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Low light lens

$119 - $125

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Wide angle lens

$630 - $849

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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