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Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM APS-C Lens (2022)

Neoscore 19%

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Product Overview

Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is an entry-level standard zoom lens for Canon RF-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Canon in 2022, it has 7 elements in 7 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is externally-zooming. Unfortunately, Canon has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers. Indeed, the lens has a rather low grade of build; it is rather plasticky. Its image quality is mediocre, and one can expect sample variation to be a simple fact in life.
A standard zoom lens with moderate aperture, the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is more of a "volume seller" than a premium option. Still, some photographers may find the results "good enough". The lens is also stabilized, making it even easier to use for videos and stills alike.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 19% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Short barrel
  • Light in the hand
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing

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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
7 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Two aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
69 mm / 2.72 in
Size | Length
44 mm / 1.73 in
Weight
130 g / 4.59 oz

Function

Angle Of View
73.9° Diagonal | 64.0° Horizontal | 45.2° Vertical (wide) ~ 33.5° Diagonal | 28.1° Horizontal | 18.9° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4.5–6.3 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.6
Focal Length
18 mm ~ 45 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
28.8 mm ~ 72.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (7 stops)
Weather Resistance
No
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.16x
Min Focus Distance
200 mm / 7.87 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: Canon EW-53 (sold separately)
Debut
2022-05-24

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