Meet Canon's ultra-wide, ultra-cheap APS-C zoom lens

A Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens on a Canon EOS R5 camera on a wooden slatted bench
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

We've been whining for a while that there aren't any ultra-wide lenses available for Canon's APS-C line of RF cameras, but we can stop complaining now – the Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM has just been announced.

Announced next to a pair of jaw-dropping lenses – the world-first super-telephoto zoom Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM and the truly astounding Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z – the RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM brings a much-needed wide-angle perspective to users of Canon's APS-C range of RF-mount cameras.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.