Lens Review: Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM

I recently was able to purchase a new lens to add to my armory, to be used autonomously by my Canon EOS M1 : The Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM .

Featuring an equivalent focal length of 35mm, the Canon EF-M 22mm offers a fast constant aperture of f/2, stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF while capturing video and in live view mode, short minimum focusing distance of only 15cm, circular seven-blade aperture, and a non-rotating front element.
~ Quoted from photographyblog.com

With a tiny KENKO Air MC UV 43mm filter attached, this is a very lightweight setup – perfect for outdoor time with my kids.

I have now managed to test it for a variety of styles as shown in the images below.

The quality of the images are amazingly colorful and rich, capturing much more data than expected.

These are my main walking shoes. The 22mm was able to get within a few centimetres and still focus on the subject easily with minimal light.

nike runnings up close

With light from a kitchen window, here you can see all the dimples of a fresh strawberry in my hand.

strawberry in hand

Testing the depth-of-field achievable by such a small yet lightweight lens, here you can see it focuses easily on the closest book whilst the others disappear into the short distance.

poetry in progress

I highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a great travel lens that produces wonderful images. It also serves well as a family-camera for events and parties.



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