Summary: RAW, tripod stabilized image inside a dim church looked equally sharp as the kit lens. The kit lens image seemed just a bit dimmer though. It might be faster in lowlight than the kit lens but it has terrible focusing in low light and a large amount of the shots came out, out-of-focus. Best used outdoors and I would say the kit lens was generally a better lens because of the image stabilization and better focusing cancelling out the advantages of the 22mm.
Excerpt: Bought this lens based on many favorable reviews and find it useful, but with a few notes worth mentioning: Thought I would use for Video - however the focus motor is a bit louder than the 18 - 55mm Lens. Focus is also a bit slower with the 22mm than the Kit Zoom. For shallow depth of field the f: 2.0 is great - however in terms of low light the Image Stabilization on the Kit Zoom pretty much balances the two.
Summary: Good compact lens to keep on the camera for everyday use. A fast lens (f2) but the auto focus especially in low light is unusable. Overall I am happy with the lens but I use manual focus ring.
Summary: Objectif acheté pour des panoramas de vacances, cet objectif est très polyvalent, les pano sont superbes le seul bémol est qu'il déforme bien trop lors de photos faites avec des sujets proches