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Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

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Specifications:
Name: Canon EF-M 18-55mm /3.5-5.6 IS STM
Image Circle: APS-C
Type: Standard Zoom
Focal Length: 18 - 55mm
APS Equivalent: 1.6x: 29 - 88mm
Max Aperture: /3.5 - 5.6
Min Aperture: /22 - 36
Diaphragm Blades: 7 (rounded)
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups, including 3 aspheric elements
Diagonal Angle of View
(Based on image circle): 74.3 to 27.8 degrees
Focus Details: Internal, using Stepper Motor (STM); Fly-by-wire manual focus.
Front Element Rotation: No
Zoom System: Rotary
Closest Focus: 0.25m / 0.82 ft.
Magnification Ratio: 0.25x / 1:4
Filter Size: 52mm
Dimensions
(Length x Diameter): 60.9mm x 61.0mm / 2.40 in. x 2.39 in.
Weight: 210g / 7.4 oz.
Notes: Image Stabilization (4 stops), including Dynamic IS for movies; EF-M lens mount exclusively for Canon EOS M bodies.
Online Price: US$130 (Nov 2013)



 


      
Phil UKNet
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Review Date: Mar 30, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Small, light, compact, great image quality, effective IS
Cons:
None really

I bought my EOS M in a kit that included this lens, the EF-M 22mm f/2, and the 90EX flash.

Despite the EF-M 22mm being faster, smaller and lighter I ended up using the EF-M 18-55mm a lot more, mainly because of the flexibility of the zoom range.

It's fine for general photography, but at times could do with being a bit wider and/or a bit longer. I used it as my general walkaround lens until I purchased the EF-M 11-22mm, which then took over that role.

The IS works well - I think it provides three stops. It's barely noticeable and works effectively. Autofocus is fast and accurate.

As with all EF-M lenses, stepper motor technology (STM) is used to adjust focus and there is no physical connection between the focus ring and lens focusing mechanism.

The ring sends an electronic signal to the camera which then activates the stepper motor.

There is no AF/MF switch on the lens and if you want to focus manually you need to set the appropriate menu option.

Now that I have the EF-M 11-22mm I don't use this lens as much as I did at first, but it still comes in useful at times.

I have posted some more thoughts, observations and sample images on my website:

http://phil.uk.net/photography/canon_EF-M_18-55_STM_IS.html


Mar 30, 2015
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Review Date: Mar 22, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $135.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Very sharp, excellent image stabilization, very compact, good build quality
Cons:
I wish the IS could be turned on or off on the lens rather than going into the menu, longer focal length would be nice.

This is a wonderful lens on the EOS M that produces sharp pictures with great color. I think this lens easily outperforms the 18-55mm EF-S version. The autofocus is pretty quick with this lens and even though I wish this lens had a longer range (18-135mm, for example), it still makes a superb walk-around lens. It's lightweight but feels very well-built. If you've got an M, I highly recommend adding this to your kit if you haven't already.

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Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 4260 Mar 30, 2015
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $135.00
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
9.00
9.50
9.0
Screen_Shot_2013-11-14_at_9_42_12_AM

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