After the RF 15-30mm IS STM and RF 24mm f/1.8 lenses rumor (see here), a…
The review criticises the fact that there are allegedly only three premium lenses for the EOS M system: the 32mm f/1.4 STM, 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, and 22mm f/2 STM. All native EF-M lenses made by Canon, and with a metal mount, which seems to be a discerning factor for the reviewer.
It would be more correct to state there are only “three premium lenses made by Canon“, and still I think using the limited number of Canon-made EF-M lenses is objectionable as a criticism against the EOS M6 Mark II. There are many third party manufacturer making EF-M lenses, with some nice and fast primes among them. Or does someone doubt the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is a premium lens? Depending by your needs you might prefer the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN. Both have a metal mount, btw. You can also use the very good EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter and not worry about autofocus since you have Dual Pixel AF on board. So, I guess in ePHOTOzine’s review there is a bit of good old EOS M bashing with the argument of the lens ecosystem. It’s true that Canon did not build a large EF-M lenses lineup (so far) but it’s also true that it doesn’t really matter that much.
From the Canon EOS M6 Mark II review conclusion:
The Canon EOS M6 Mark II could be a fantastic camera, in fact, it is, but without the right lens or lenses, it’s severely limited. It’s like a Ferrari stuck in traffic, or on a road with a 30mph speed limit until it gets to the Autobahn. Yes, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a great camera, but the first thing you must do is get a better lens, to get the most out of it, and does the currently limited range of Canon EF-M lenses meet or match your requirements?
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Pros
– 32mp APS-C CMOS sensor
– High-speed continuous shooting
– Fast Auto-focus system
– Easy to use with built-in help
– Excellent colour reproduction
– Easy to use touch-screen and controls
– In-camera raw processing
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Cons
– Only 8 EF-M lenses available from Canon
– Kit lens is soft unless stopped down
– Lack of effective optical image stabilisation for video
– Lacks built-in EVFRead the review at ePHOTOzine