In addition to the new Canon 16-35mm F/4L IS that was just announced, Canon also announced a new lens for their EF-S line, a new 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6 IS STM. While this lens may not be quite as exciting as the 16-35mm, this looks to be a quality addition to the EF-S lineup of new STM lenses.

This lens should pair up nicely with the Canon 70D and its dual pixel technology, especially for you video shooters out there. The price for this new lens is also really attractive, at only $299 this should make for a great starting video lens for 70D users.

Canon 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6 IS STM Specs


  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 16-28.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • Enhanced Lens Coatings
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • STM Stepping Motor for Quiet AF
  • Four-Group Optical Zoom System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Seven-Blade Circular Aperture
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 8.7″

If you are interested in this lens, as I mentioned above it is only $299, and you can pre-order it now over on B&H.

What are your thoughts on this lens? Do you agree that this should make for a good starter video lens? Share your thoughts below to join the discussion.