RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Ultra-compact Standard Zoom

With a compact and featherweight design at only 130g, the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed to be versatile across different genres with its focal length and image stabilisation of up to 6.5 stops when used with compatible cameras.

  • Featherweight at 130g
  • Image stabilisation of up to 6.5 stops
  • Smooth and quiet AF with STM

Compact and Lightweight

RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is a perfect pair for APS-C EOS R System cameras that delivers exceptional quality in a compact size. 
Measuring 69mm in diameter and only 44.3mm in length when fully retracted, the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is extremely portable and it only weighs 130g, nearly 40% lighter than the EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. 

Full-frame and APS-C

The lens is designed to work across the EOS R system, whether on a full-frame camera or an APS-C camera, offering better convenience.  

The RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM's effective focal length is 29-72mm (in 35mm format), suitable for everyday snapshots. 

Image Stabilisation

The optical Image Stabilizer on the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM provides image stabilisation of up to 4 stops and up to 6.5 stops* with Coordinated Control IS.

*when used with compatible camera

Getting Up Close

The RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM has Center Focus Macro function that captures mesmerising close-up images with up to 0.26x magnification at 45mm (only with manual focus at a minimum focusing distance of approximately 25cm). 

Achieve up to 0.16x magnification at 45mm focal length with autofocus at minimum focusing distance of approximately 35cm.


Canon's unique leadscrew-type stepping motor (STM) provides a smooth and quiet AF operation even during movie recording. 

Dual Function Ring

Canon's distinctive knurled control ring acts as both focusing and exposure control. 


Supports in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) that further enhances images by minimising optical aberrations and distortions. 

Endless possibilities

*Multiple Exposure mode compatibility, please refer here.
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