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Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Review (slrgear)

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EF-M 2mm f/2 STM core specs:

  • Moderate Wide-Angle Lens for EOS M
  • Bright f/2 Lens Aperture
  • Exceptional Low-Light Performance
  • One Aspheric Lens Element
  • Built-In Stepping Motor
  • Smooth & Continuous AF
  • Seven Blade Circular Aperture
  • Short Minimum Focusing Distance of 5.9″

slrgear reviewed the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens (price & specs), part of the Canon EOS M (price & specs) ecosystem. For the time being there are only two lenses for the EOS M system, the other one is the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM(price & specs). I own this lens, and I have to say that I am overly satisfied by its performance, the featured review basically confirms my experience using the lens. Some excerpts:

  • The Canon EF-M 22mm ƒ/2 STM provided surprisingly sharp results.[…] Stopping down to just ƒ/2.8 provides very sharp images – for practical purposes, we would say it’s tack-sharp from corner to corner.
  • There is some significant corner shading with the 22mm ƒ/2: used at the ƒ/2 setting, the corners show up a full stop darker than the center of the frame.
  • The 22mm ƒ/2 provides excellent resistance to distortion
  • The lens, while not specifically built for macro, offers some usable close-up capability [max 0.21x]

In the conclusion they write:

For a small and relatively inexpensive lens, the Canon EF-M 22mm ƒ/2 STM provides an excellent result. Given the few options available […] for Canon EOS-M users, having this prime lens as an option is a no-brainer.

The Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM is now sold for $679 on Amazon (click here), for $699 at B&H (click here) and Adorama (click here).

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[via slrgear]

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