Summary: truly an amazing lens (especially given the price) - i'm constantly surprised by the sharpness. the size is not quite pancake however it makes the eos-m almost pocketable. i went to europe for the holidays and used this with the eos-m exclusively.
Liking this lens will depend if you are a serious photographer or just an enthusiast.
17 August 2014
Summary: If you are a regular photo enthusiast, this lens is great. But if you are a passionate photographer who sweats and bleeds for a great picture, this lens is okay at best. It is no Voigtlander, Zeiss, or Leica.
Summary: Mount seems a little tight. The 18-55 fits much better. Not sure if the lens is re-furb, used, or new. Unsure what "white box" means. Came with no Canon literature or packaging. Lens works well and takes a clear bright pic. I guess the low price is why it came the way it did.
Summary: Did not come in the typical Canon packaging. It came in a plain white box and bubble wrap. No instructions nor warranty within the box. It looked pristine and I have not used it yet. I am wondering if this was a return? "Gray market" as they say.
Summary: Bought this to add to the 15-55 zoom because at f2, it's fast glass. It's come in handy in very low light situations in which I often find myself. Also, it's diminutive size makes the EOS M a pocket camera... if you have fairly large pockets.
Summary: Used the lens briefly while getting to know the Canon EOS M camera. Only complaint would be the slow focus. I recently bought the camera system piece by piece to have a good quality camera to carry with me at all times Takes me back to years when we had to think about what we were doing.