Two days after the lens arrived I had the chance to test the new addition to the M world.
it is a littlebit more steamlined than my previous wide lens
I used my EOS 60D with the Canon 17-55 1:2.8 and the Tokina 11-16 1:2.8 as the main camera and the M with the two available zooms as a back up. At least that was what I had planned.
Coming home I had almost 120 Pictures made with the M and just about 20 with the 60D
The M zooms are much slower than my semi fast zooms on the 60D but the better ISO of the M and the IS of the 11-22 make up for this disadvantage.
Real estate in my gear bag is in short supply and the comparrison in the next picture explains why I like the M more and more.
Disadvantages found so far:
On the first picture you can see the Switch you Need to press in order to extend the lens to ist working position.
That is awkward for street photography. The M will not let you do anything wioth the camera, not even changing a setting when the lens is in its 'park position' so you either loose valuable seconds or you have the lens always extended.
I did not have a chance to make a comparrison picture with the Tokina 11-16 but when using the 11-22 to shoot semi glossy surfaces like for example a turned off computer screen than any reflection on this surface will look surreal like a overdone HDR picture.