Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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Really good image quality but average build
James A. Wooten, Amazon
19 May 2014
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.
Summary: I have never purchased a separate "kit" lens before since the the first DSRL I bought had one which I never used due to poor quality. However reviews on tghuis one seemed good and I decided to try it. So far it seems far superior to other 18-55 in quality and sharpness. I could say a few negatives but that would be unfair given the price of this lens and what it offers.
Summary: This is a good lens for the EOS M. Optically very good. Not quite as nice as the 17-40L I have for my 7D, but close enough. The EOS M is so much more compact, that it travels with me on business trips that the 7D will not. With the 11-22, this lens covers most of what you need for street and landscape work. After processing, the images are fabulous. It is also good for movies. There is no focusing noise.
Summary: Because the other reviews describe this lens very well, I'll focus my attention on handling. While this lens is very good for the price, I find it a bit clumsy to carry and take pictures. I usually would prefer to use my feet to zoom closer than to use this zoom lens. And, while the zoom lens is sharp enough, the prime lens is sharper - and don`t forget it`s wide open aperture is f2. Yes, the 18-55mm zoom is very good technically.
Summary: Photo quality is great. Lens is light weight and decent size. I wish there was a smaller zoom, though. Overall, though, (combined with the firmware upgrade on the EOS-M), I now use my Canon EOS-M and this lens very often.
Works great with the newest generation Canon EOS 1.6 crop DSLRs with video capabilities!
Bill Langton, Amazon
16 September 2013
Summary: Quick, silent and accurate focusing. A little soft around the edges but I expected that in this class of lens. If you want tack sharp images, edge to edge, get some "L" glass. I bought this to go with the new SL1 body that I got the wife. Works like a charm and she is quite happy!
Summary: This is one of Canon's basic lenses and, as such, meets the high standards of Canon for this level of lens. The one aspect that resulted in less than five stars is that it is a bit slow in its auto-focus feature (despite the production notes advertised with the lens), nothing to detract from its overall quality, but for quick action shots that need rapid focusing capability to "catch" the shot, it tends to take a few milliseconds longer than the higher quality lenses . .