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Keywords: Canon EF-M Wide Mid Tele Zoom APS-C IS STM Stabilized tested


tmwag

Registered: May 2015
Posts: 1
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM review by tmwag
Review Date: 5/4/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: IS easily 4 stops
Cons: vignetting and distortion

This lens is a sleeper. IQ is great for the price. image stabilization seems up to Canon's claimed 4 stop. I've handheld 1/5 sec and have razor sharp images. Vignetting and distortion is easily corrected in post. The 22mm f/2 and 11-22 get all the glory but do not discount this lens. 24mm at f/9 seems to be the sweet spot for me.
PhilUKNet

Registered: April 2010
Posts: 8
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM review by PhilUKNet
Review Date: 3/30/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $215.00| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Size, weight, image quality, build quality, IS, flexibility
Cons: None really

There's not really a bad word to be said about any newly released Canon lens in recent years, and that applies equally to the EF-M lenses.


I am a big EOS M fan and initially bought an EOS M body along with the 22mm f/2 lens, 18-55mm f/3.5-f/5.6 lens and EOS M to EF mount adapter so that I could use my EF and EF-S lenses with the EOS M.


As it turned out, the lens that I used 95% of the time after I bought the kit was this one. It lacked some speed, but made up for that weakness in zoom range flexibility and being able to offer IS.


I used it virtually all the time until I bought the EF-M 11-22mm, after which time the EF-M UWA lens became my regular lens. However, I still use the 18-55mm when I require a little more focal length.


It's small, light, compact, the IS works effectively even though you are unaware it is there, and the image quality is excellent with great colours and contrast.


I would not hesitate at all in recommending this lens. For some more of my thoughts, information, and a few image samples, see here:


http://phil.uk.net/photography/canon_EF-M_18-55_STM_IS.html
gabrielvines

Registered: January 2015
Posts: 17
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM review by gabrielvines
Review Date: 3/6/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $149.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Fast and accurate autofocus
Cons: weak casing and building

Great all around general purpose lens, flexible enough for a lot of scenarios. Comparatively light weight. Great for a walk in the woods since it can get a decent wide angle landscape shot, yet nevertheless shoot an excellent closeup photograph of an item including a bloom, along the trail. Small zoom means it cannot get a close up of wildlife that is distant, so you may have to take into account another lens, if that is your goal. I've shot some wonderful nighttime photos of cityscapes with this particular lens by means of long exposure and a tripod.


 






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