Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM review, it’s a no-brainer (photozone)

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM EF-M 22mm Canon Lenses

Well known lens testing site Photozone reviewed the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens.

Canon did a good job once more. The Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM may be a tiny lens but it is an impressive performer nonetheless. The center quality is great throughout the relevant aperture range and the borders are also very impressive. There’s some softness in the image corners at large apertures though and this is somewhat emphasized by a bit of field curvature. Stopping down lifts the corner performance significantly. […] Image distortions are negligible and lateral CAs are well controlled. In critical scenes you may spot some purple fringing at f/2 but that’s rather normal for a such a large aperture lens. On the downside the vignetting is on the high side even when stopped down. The bokeh is Okay for a moderate wide-angle lens but you will notice some smearing effects in difficult scenes. Read the review.

The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM is a razor-sharp lens, and the one of the two interesting lenses for the EOS M system (the other one is the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM). At $160 it’s definitely a no-brainer. It’s my prefered lens on the EOS M3. Canon Watch’s EOS M3 review is here.

Unfortunately for us, Canon managed to release just four lenses for the EOS M system. However, there is a rumor suggesting Canon may soon announce a score of new EF-M lenses.

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Deal Alert: Canon EOS M Kits at Amazon UK (EOS M & 22mm – £207, EOS M & 18-55mm & Speedlite 90EX – £221)

 Canon EOS M

Excellent deal at Amazon UK. The Canon EOS M with the supersharp EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens on sale for £206.51 (white only). Another very good deal is the EOS M kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens and the Speedlite 90EX, on sale for £221.10 (silver). All EOS M kits on sale at Amazon UK are listed here.

I have the EOS M (and all lenses, plus adapter) and I love it. You get DSLR performance in a small and lightweight camera. The EOS M with the 22mm pancake lens is a no brainer, a kit you can always carry in your pocket.

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Hot Deal: Canon EOS M w/ 22mm f/2 STM – $250

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Hot deal by Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay: the Canon EOS M with the super-sharp EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens [shoplink 21525 ebay]is on sale for just $249.99[/shoplink]. Black, red, silver and white color options available.

Free shipping in the US and limited quantity.

Deal: Canon EOS M w/ 18-55mm IS STM, 22mm F/2 STM, And Speedlite 90EX – €422/$479

Canon EOS M

For a limited time (until 3/17) DigitalRev has the Canon EOS M kit with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lenses, and the Speedlite 90EX flash, all on sale for $422/$479. All color options available. Very good price for the kit.

Please note that the price in Euro is computed for Germany, other EU countries may vary slightly but in any case the price is comprehensive of customs and shipment for all EU and Asia customers, US customers have to check customs during check-out (depends by the state).

[via dealsrunner]

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