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Registered: April 2010
Posts: 8
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM review by PhilUKNet
Review Date: 3/30/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $215.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Small form factor, light, fast accurate AF, great image quality
Cons: 43mm is an unusual filter size

Some people swear by fast prime lenses, such as this one. The big aperture enables fast shutter speeds and ISO is kept lower in low-light situations. However, I actually find the EF-M zooms (18-55mm and 11-22mm) more useful in most situations.

The EOS M system is small - I usually carry the EOS M body, one zoom lens and the 90EX flash in a small LowePro case - but when I want the smallest possible configuration I opt for this lens and leave my 90EX at home. The EOS M body with this lens attached can be stored in a small pouch designed for a 100mm lens and fastened to my belt. It's extremely light and compact.

As with all the EF-M lenses the image quality is excellent. I noticed on the review here that vignetting was described as a problem, but I leave the Lens Aberration Correction options enabled on my EOS M and this fixes any problems. If I were to shoot in RAW I would problem notice some vignetting, but I don't.

There was a time when I would have said that IS is completely unnecessary on a 22mm lens, but when switching between this lens and the EF-M 11-22mm f/4.0-5.6 STM IS I do notice the difference. IS would be useful, but it's not completely necessary and the addition of IS would probably have made the lens bigger.

Focusing is fast and accurate, image quality is good and sharp with great colours and contrast, and it comes in a tiny, inexpensive package. All told, it's a great little lens. For more of my thoughts, impressions and some sample images, see here:

Registered: February 2011
Posts: 2
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM review by ysoli
Review Date: 3/6/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $140.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Very small, has f2 aperture, very high quality lens and it's dirt cheap!
Cons: Not IF, but it's not a big problem

I can't believe this lens:
It's really small, dirt cheap, has a very good construction, and it makes impressive images!!

Optically I think it's better than the Oly 17mm f1.8, and it's price is just less than the quarter of it! And on top of it it's even smaller!

If it had internal focus, would be even better, but I still think this lens is perfect!


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