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Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM Compact System Fixed Lens
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- Moderate wide-angle lens; equivalent to 35mm on a fullframe camera
- Builtin stepping motor provides smooth and quiet autofocus when shooting video
- Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
- One aspheric element and bright f/2.0 lens for low-light and soft backgrounds
- Minimum focusing distance of 5.9 in./0.15m allows you to get close to your subjects.
- Lens not Zoomable
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|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-43|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-M|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.4 x 2.4 x 0.94 inches|
|Item Weight||0.23 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.15 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||_|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||22 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||22 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||6|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||43 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||60.5 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.4 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF-M||Canon EF-S||Canon EF-M||Other||Other||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||—||manual-focus||manual-focus|
|Item Dimensions||2.4 x 0.94 x 2.4 in||2.68 x 0.91 x 2.68 in||2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 in||58.42 x 2.5 x 58.42 in||2.8 x 2.3 x 2.8 in||83 x 4 x 83 in|
|Item Weight||3.7 ounces||—||7.41 ounces||0.6 lb||0.6 lb||1.4 lbs|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens||Fisheye lens||Wide-angle||Wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||22 millimeters||24 millimeters||55 millimeters||8||12||24 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||22 millimeters||24 millimeters||18 millimeters||8||12||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||43 millimeters||52 millimeters||55 millimeters||67 millimeters||—||—|
Ultra slim and compact, the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM is the EOS M Digital Camera’s moderate wide-angle lens that’s small and light enough to carry everywhere. Its bright f/2.0 lens aperture works well with the EOS M Digital Camera’s large sensor to provide exceptional low-light performance, as well as create beautiful background blur in portraits. An aspheric lens element delivers high resolution and high contrast. For moviemakers, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM utilizes a built-in stepping motor to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocus when shooting video with the Canon EOS M Digital Camera. A circular aperture (7 blades) delivers soft-focus backgrounds and a short minimum focusing distance of only 5.9 inches (0.15 meters) allows you to get closer to your subjects.
From the Manufacturer
Specifications EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture ||22mm, 1:2 |
|Lens Construction ||7 elements in 6 groups |
|Diagonal Angle of View ||63°30' |
|Focus Adjustment ||Inner Focusing System |
|Closest Focusing Distance ||0.49 ft. / 0.15m |
|Filter Size ||43mm |
|Max. Diameter x Length, Weight ||2.4 x 0.9 inch, 3.7 oz. / 60.9 x 23.7mm, 105g |
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Reading some of the reviews I think there are a few things that might be said to help others make a decision on this lens like,
1.) They are White Box Lenses i.e. they came from Canon packaged camera kits - Canon sold the EOS-M with the 22 mm or with both the 22mm and the 18-55 zoom <or> just the base unit, or with all lenses and the flash unit included in the same box and they offered these with USA warranties or as Imported units (gray Market)products.
What does this mean? - well the products are the same in manufacturing quality and design - the USA products carry the USA warranty and can be serviced by any authorized USA center vs the Imported that need to be sent out of country for service.
When you consider that Amazon will allow the return of the product in 30 days if say there is a defective issue you need to send it back - after that the seller might take it back if you ask or if not you are on your own - in reality this product is so reliable odds of having an issue are very slim - they will either work perfectly out of the box or they won't - if after a few years it fails (doubtful) just buy another - because the cost of repair would exceed the cost of a new replacement lens at today's selling prices.
2.) Yes the 22mm doesn't have IS and yes, there is some "minimal" distortion - Folks - a 22mm lens is nearly what is considered as a fish eye lens so that's normal for any 22 mm lens no matter the price point or manufacturer and totally correctable in Photoshop or other editing software.
3.) There is a lens shade for this lens - $10.00 on Amazon - get it.
4.) Be advised some of the cameras and lenses are Imported vs USA models - there is fine print listed covering this - it's not really a big deal given the cost of these cameras and that the 30 day Amazon return option will cover you as most will either be DOA or last for normal service intervals.
I have another take on if you should get the M lenses or use your glass - here's mine, I bought both of the M lenses even though I have nearly every L glass Canon makes up to the 300 mm F2.8 Prime so I have a big $ investment in L glass and I did buy the adapter however, I'm not going to use my L glass for everyday shooting on this camera - that would defeat the reason for a small camera and putting my L glass in harms way by dragging it around in the car or what ever - forget it - the kit lenses are very acceptable in terms of sharpness and overall performance ie. speed, clarity, color rendering, etc. so for a camera and lens arrangement for everyday use and go in harms way that's why I went with the kit lenses. now if I decide to do some serious stuff with the small base unit because of the size and weight savings I can drag out the L glass and have at it - I like options.
It is small, light, with good build quality. Color is generally good, partially because of default settings in EOS-M. Sharpness is really really good, especially at f2, center is sharp enough that I won't hesitate to use f2 when it is dark. I have 5 primes for 5D2, including 3 L lenses. This lens is at least on par with 35L/85 for sharpness at f2. For other lenses, I would think about sharpness when I want to use wide open, but I won't with this lens.
Bokeh is beautiful, due to its 7 blades aperture. Given its actual 22mm focal length, bokeh is better than I expected, pretty creamy, way better than similar priced 50/1.8II. The 5 blade aperture on 50/1.8II not only produces pentagon shaped dot, but bokeh is also dry.
AF is slow, with EOS-M. MF is painful. MF ring is hard to use. You have to either choose full AF from menu settings. Or you set to AF+MF. Then you need to half press shutter in order to be able to turn MF ring to make MF work. So MF is practically not an option. But well, EOS-M is not designed for MF anyway.
Glare is a big headache. You must avoid light source on your side, otherwise, you can easily get picture washed. You should also be careful with back light for portrait.
Overall, just over 100 bucks is extremely good value. Build quality is good, picture quality is good, center is sharp at f2. It might not be an apple to apple comparison, but I feel it is way better than 50/1.8II in terms of wide open sharpness and bokeh.
Compare to 35L, 35L costs at least 12 times more. It has better contrast and color, AF is much faster. F1.4-F2 is very usable. They are not in the same league. If you have a 35L with 6D/5D2/3, great, but that should not stop you to get a EOS-M + 22mm as a back up camera or small camera to substitue an old DC. For serious portrait/landscape pictures, I would carry 5D2+35L. But in many cases when I don't want to or cannot carry the bit DSLR, I bring this one.
PS: I did not get the 18-55 as it is too bulky.
The only thing i dislike about it is that the autofocus motor is fairly loud. This noise records when shooting video, so the lens is not suitable for videography unless you are recording audio off-camera (and i mean entirely off-camera--a hotshoe-mounted recorder will still pick up the noise), or if you have no need to pull focus. This goes for auto or manual focus, since the manual focus is focus-by-wire and simply operates the same motor the autofocus operates.
Apart from that issue, i'm delighted with the lens. It's an incredible value.
Attached image is a night exposure, 8 minutes at f/8.
This lens seems to produce noticeably better closeups as well, and the focus feels like it has a longer and smoother range (doesn't just jump out to infinity) than the 18-55.
My only issue with this lens is the AF continues to reset for several seconds after the camera is turned off, forcing you to wait to put your lens cap back on. It made me start putting the cap on before I turn the camera off.