Slow and Steady: Canon Announces EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Oh hey, look what Canon came up with: An affordable and somewhat small-ish wide-angle zoom with a 35mm equivalent field-of-view to 18-35mm. I am surprised because normally the second lens (third in this case) is an inexpensive telephoto zoom, given that the average consumers prefer longer focal lengths for easier composing due to the isolation they give. Ultra-wides are fantastic, but not without practice. Notable is that it also has IS. Now watch people trying to do two second exposures without a tripod.

Keeping up with the times, the 11-22 will also have a 55mm filter size. The mirrorless cameras seem to be keen on bringing back filter sizes we rarely touched (Among the big companies 55mm was mostly used by Minolta). I know about stepping rings, but they are still not my favourite things, especially since you want to use a lens hood with a lens like this.

Expected availability is in June or July depending on where you live, and with a list price of €400, it is actually going to be quite moderately priced (sorry to Europeans for the added price you pay).

CK: Meh. Never really been a fan of the EOS M, particularly with its slow AF and all (though a new firmware has been announced which will supposedly improve the AF performance.) Nice to see a ultra-wide angle lens being available so soon, but that’s about it.

(Image Credit: Canon Press Image)

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