Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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Nic, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: I'm more than satisfied with this camera. It is not only light in weight, super easy to use but it takes professional looking pictures! I'm just getting back into photography so I haven't even had a chance to play around with the shutter speed yet but love my results so far!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Quiet
Excerpt: This is a very nice camera. I love its weight and compact size in comparison to my 5D. Convenient carry camera. Picture quality is excellent. It has a good feature set given its reduced size covering most photograph situations other then non flash low lighting siutations. However, its short battery life caught me by surprise and is a disappointment. Battery life is noticably worse than with other Canon EOS cameras.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Conclusion: The 18-55 mm IS STM lens is great for video.It smoothly & noiselessly glides from subject to subject. For stills the focus is lightning fast. Super sharp lens. At closer distances at 18mm, barrel distortion is very pronounced. I have not noticed it at normal distances. The plastic bayonet mount contributes to its light weight; but I prefer metal. The electronic manual focus takes getting used to.
Excerpt: I have a 70D (previously a 60D) and my wife would never use my camera because she found it too large and needlessly complex (I have single point autofocus, AI Servo, back button focusing, and manual modes enabled all the time). She wanted something smaller that wouldn't weigh a lot, be large, or too hard to use but still offered superb image quality and the ability to use additional lenses.
Summary: This lens is basically on point with the standard 18-55 kit lens that comes with other Canon lenses. It is decent for the cost however it does not provide anything extraordinary for this type of lens. Although the minimum aperture is unimpressive, the image stabilization really does help in a pinch. I have found that I use the 22mm pancake lens much more often, due to its impressive optics and standard field of view.
Summary: This is my back up camera kit so it wont get a hard workout. Very satisfied with images but they are not in L-series class, still with a wee bit of post they are quite good. The build could be a bit better so not a candidate for long term use in a demanding environment. That said it is a good value for the money.