Before we start – This is not a review for the Canon 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens. There are plenty of sites out there with lots of technical stuffs, reviews, ratings, comparisons etc. 

This post is about sharing some experiences and photographs clicked using this lens and how this relatively inexpensive piece of equipment provided a new perspective to the photographs.

So buckle up for some wide angle action 🙂

Kolkata Taxis_Canon 10-18 mm
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For quite a long time, a wide angle lens was something I was badly missing in my bag. Each time I would go through the tight spaced North Kolkata lanes and by-lanes or the narrow lanes of Kumartuli, I wished I could get a more wider view, capture a little more of the action around.

Before this lens was released, for a Canon crop sensor camera you either had to go for the expensive canon 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 usm lens or something more affordable like a third party Tokina, Sigma or a Tamron.

But with the Canon 10-18 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, life becomes a bit easier –  specially at those tightly spaced regions (and for a smaller hole in your pocket) 🙂

Sharing some more of the images shot using this lens.

(Note : All the images have been edited for color corrections, Brightness-contrast adjustments, sharpness and vibrancy)

Starting with – Kolkata’s Old and Golden treasures – the North Kolkata buildings. ( shot at 11 mm, f/5,1/25, ISO 800 )

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Moving on to another iconic structure … The Nakhoda Masjid. [You can check out more pictures of the Nakhoda Masjid Here]

Nakhoda Masjid__Canon 10-88 mm

Next stop – the ever busy and narrow by-lanes of Kumartuli – Birthplace of the Gods and Goddesses.

Kumartuli_Canon 10-88 mm
Kumartuli__Canon 10-88 mm

Moving out of the city, to some distant place – the seas, the loneliness and the waves slowly touching your feet. This one is from our trip to Tajpur. [ Find more pictures of the Trip here ]

Tajpur_Canon 10-18mm

Back to Kolkata, how can this wide angle adventure be complete with out the Ghats of Kolkata. For some it is a place of leisure, for some a place of worship, for some a place to earn their livelihood while for some it is a place of being with oneself … the story varies and trust me each one is equally interesting !!!

Bagbazar Ghat__Canon 10-18mm
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Princep Ghat__Canon 10-18mm
Mallick Ghat__Canon 10-18mm

But it’s not always tight spaces or narrow streets, where this lens is useful. Landscapes, Cloudscapes and any thing that calls for a whole lot of action to be squeezed in to a 2- dimensional object named the Frame.

Rain clouds covering up the City’s Sky.

Kolkata Skyile__Canon 10-18mm
Rainclouds above the Kolkata Sky_Kolkata Skyile__Canon 10-18mm

Have any queries regarding the lens?  Feel free to ask & Do let me know your thoughts about the photographs.

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