An Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens can be a powerful tool for exaggerating the depth, size and distance of both near and far-off objects. Compared to a standard 18-55mm Kit Lens, an Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens brings a bigger area into focus. The zoom function of this lens lets you decide how much area is covered in your shot. It’s perfect for shooting many types of scenarios, from landscapes to confined interiors and large groups of people. By offering a wide range of angles and focusing distances, Ultra-Wide Zoom Lenses deliver creative flexibility not available in other categories.
An Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens gives a perspective that is unique to this lens. Nearby objects appear closer and distant objects appear further away. By using an Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens, you can achieve the look of sweeping skies that seem to go on forever and capture a beautiful sunset that stretches for miles.
Canon’s Ultra-Wide Zoom Lenses feature an Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) glass element. This feature helps eliminate chromatic aberration. Chromatic aberration is a halo effect that can show up in photographs. The UD glass element gives you a crisp, clear photo that may not be possible with a standard Kit Lens.
For more advice on using Ultra-Wide Zoom Lenses, check out our Shooting Tips section.