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| p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Photozone review: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 STM IS |
One thing for people to consider when comparing with the 10-22- it's getting you IS, video-viable STM (I use my 11-22 for this effectively, despite having the EOS-M and not M2), along with significantly lighter weight and smaller size.
So it may not be a direct replacement for the older lens, but if you had to choose, the 10-22 has now become a very hard sell. Essentially, the argument for the 10-22 has become largely moot as the prices for full-frame bodies have dropped, where putting that much capital into a crop lens that's primarily used for landscapes just doesn't make much sense, as a 6D + 17-40L will give significantly better results than the best Canon APS-C sensor behind the 10-22 for not a significantly greater investment.
So it will likely wind up replacing the 10-22 for crop users, which will likely be discontinued once shelf and part supplies are reasonably exhausted.
For my part, paring this lens with an SL1, the new STM kit, and the new STM telezoom would make a very light-weight yet highly versatile package.
And I'd also like to see a definitive test on STM lenses versus USM lenses, and no, the pancake doesn't count- it has STM to keep it's build small, and is recognized as not being terribly fast or quiet- which is the 'hallmark' of STM. I'm betting that in use, STM lenses will not be detrimentally slower focusing than USM lenses, if they're slower at all.