« on: August 19, 2014, 10:35:13 PM »
Dear friend, Mr. Zv
Thanks for Great Pictures that show that Lens can be a great lens if in The Great Photographer's hands like you.
I already have Rokinon for EOS-M 12 mm. F = 2.0, And Tamron 11-17 MM ( For EF Lens + EF to EF-M convertor) + FE-M 22 mm and EF-M 18-55 mm.----
What do you think, I should buy EF-M 11-22 mm = $ 499 US Dollars ?
Hey Surapon, thanks for the compliments! I wouldn't class myself as "great" lol! Still learning a lot about photography!
I haven't used the Rokinon 12mm so I can't directly compare or comment but the 11-22mm is a real cracking lens for the money. This is what I found -
At 11mm it shows the usual amount of vignetting (not an issue as you know easily fixed). I would say it's a tiny bit softer at this focal length than others but overall the image is consistent and corners look good. More than acceptable and comparable to the 17-40L. Distortion seems quite low too and even without a lens profile corrrection it seems fine.
The colors look nice and vibrant with only a little addition in post to make them look good. The IS though is the real winner for me. You can handhold this at 11mm for 1s and get a reasonably sharp shot. That means for 99% of what I do I no longer need a tripod. Evening, sunset and blue hour shots are much easier now!
The build quality is superb, bit like the 18-55 EF-M. Doesn't come with a hood but I recommend getting it as the front element is almost flush with the filter thread and exposed. I almost bumped it and scraped it so after that I always keep the hood on!
The lens has a switch to make it more compact. It's nice but slows down shooting as you can't take pics until you unlock it. It's better to keep it unlocked tbh. But for storage it's a nice feature to have.
The lens feels well balanced on the body and together they make an awesome combo. Shooting all day is a pleasure! AF is perhaps quicker than the 22mm lens but I need to test that to be sure. I'm using BBF using the star key at the back these days. Works well.
The sweet spot seems to be somewhere around 12-17mm @ f5.6 - f8 which is my usual shooting settings. The lens doubles up as a walkaround when used at 22mm, which means less lens swicthing. However at f/5.6 you start to crave the wide apertures of the pancake for bokehliciousness!
I got mine in Japan for under $400 (¥38,000) btw so for me (UWA nutter that I am) it was a no brainer! Best bang for buck lens I have I reckon! Just for scouting possible wide angle shots it's useful. I can easily shoot multiple locations in fading light and then get an idea of what would work best and then go back and shoot with FF if I wanted at a later date. However the quality is good enough that I was happy with the test shots alone!
I'm seriously thinking of selling my 17-40L now but might hang on to it for a while as I have no money to upgrade to the 16-35 f/4L IS.
If Canon made a small EF M 50mm prime my EOS M set would be complete. I'm "making do" with a pretty darn good FD 50mm 1.4 ssc and adpater which does a great job but I miss the AF at this focal length. Considering buying the 18-55 just for 50mm and AF but the f/5.6 puts me off after seeing what f1.4 looks like! Bokeh!!!