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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2014, 03:35:19 PM »
The color is great in that series.  Very nice results!
Thanks, Dustin!  I found the M pretty frustrating to use after using SLRs in the past for similar shots, but the lens delivered some great results.
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2014, 03:35:19 PM »

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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2014, 09:36:48 PM »
The color is great in that series.  Very nice results!
Thanks, Dustin!  I found the M pretty frustrating to use after using SLRs in the past for similar shots, but the lens delivered some great results.

That about sums it up.  The sensor is surprisingly good on the M.  I haven't tried a 70D (or 7DII, obviously), but the M is cleaner than any previous APS-C camera that I've used, including the 60D.  But yes, it has some serious shortcomings.  I found those magnified in a recent review of the Tamron 18-200 VC for the M when shooting on the telephoto end sometimes.  Shooting tele without a viewfinder is NOT fun, particularly when trying to isolate details like a bird in a tree.
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2014, 12:07:54 PM »
The color is great in that series.  Very nice results!
Thanks, Dustin!  I found the M pretty frustrating to use after using SLRs in the past for similar shots, but the lens delivered some great results.

That about sums it up.  The sensor is surprisingly good on the M.  I haven't tried a 70D (or 7DII, obviously), but the M is cleaner than any previous APS-C camera that I've used, including the 60D.  But yes, it has some serious shortcomings.  I found those magnified in a recent review of the Tamron 18-200 VC for the M when shooting on the telephoto end sometimes.  Shooting tele without a viewfinder is NOT fun, particularly when trying to isolate details like a bird in a tree.
I could see the M being very awkward for 320mm equivalent photos but like you said, for most general purpose stuff, it's a great little camera.  Wildlife and concert photography are torture tests of any gear, so that fact that you can get something out of it says quite a bit, and the files are very clean.
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2015, 04:40:52 PM »
EOS M combined with the 22mm is a great thing: A worthy successor of these classic 35mm lens compact cameras of the 1970s.
The body has it's quirks - mainly because I feel operating a smart phone with EF-M bayonet due to the inferior ergonomics.
But the IQ of the 22mm with the EOS M is great - not only in terms of sharpness but also in terms of contrast and plasticity 3D-look of the images. Two examples for this gallery page ...
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2015, 03:46:47 PM »
We need more of similar primes for the ef-m mount.
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2015, 02:57:44 PM »






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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2015, 07:02:03 AM »
I am impressed by the 22mm lens on EOS M and
I see a combo 5D+100mm Macro plus EOS M+22mm
as a very flexible classical set for a lot of purposes where
you need moderate flexibility but ultimate IQ ...
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« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2015, 07:02:03 AM »

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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2015, 09:54:38 PM »
Here's a four image pano I shot with the M3 and 22mm STM a week and a half ago in NYC:

Gotham by Night by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2015, 10:36:05 PM »
Beautiful shot, Dustin. Nicely done.

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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2017, 08:23:47 PM »
Nothing new posted here in a while.  Here is a shot I took with an M1 and 22mm f/2 STM.  1/30 handheld, f/6.7 ISO160
https://www.flickr.com/photos/68928679@N05/31274425693/
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2017, 05:14:58 AM »
i have a question regarding this lens: i bought the 24mm EF-S before getting the M5 but i found i didn't really like that focal length, i preferred much more the 40mm pancake. not liking the 24mm, will i like the 22mm ef-m? i know it's great value but it's of 0 value if i don't use it...
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2017, 07:39:26 AM »
It really depends what you plan to use it for, but I have never heard anyone say that they don't like this lens. It's a very difficult lens not to like. I have both the EF 40mm f/2.8 and EF-M 22mm f/2.0. I like them both, but for street and general photography I find the EF-M 22mm f/2.0 more useful (and actually prefer the extra width of the EF-M 11-22mm). The exception is low light photography where I would automatically grab the EF-M 22mm because of its speed.

The EF 40mm pancake has an effective length of 64mm on a crop body and starts getting into the realm of short telephoto. I've taken some very pleasing photos with this lens, but I find the focal length a bit long for general stuff.

Apart from simply considering focal lengths, the compact size, light weight, light gathering capabilities and image quality of the EF-M 22mm f/2 make it a joy to use. You hardly realise there is a lens on your camera. It lacks IS, but I have never found that to be a problem. Yesterday, I was doing a bit of street photography at a local Thai fresh market with the EF-M 22mm on an EOS M6 and it was a blast. As you already have an M5 I highly recommend this lens.

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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2017, 08:34:06 AM »
Why not use the 40mm f/2.8 pancake with the adaptor on the M5? it's a nice combination.
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2017, 09:07:57 AM »
Why not use the 40mm f/2.8 pancake with the adaptor on the M5? it's a nice combination.

i am, and i like it :)
it's just that i'm trying to move towards ef-m lenses...i now have the meike 35mm 1.7 in the same range as the 40mm. it's a manual lens, but it's nice
the only ef/-s lenses i have and will keep are the 15-85, sigma 15-600 and samyang 85 1.4

but my question was regarding the focal length and FOV in particular, as it is not much of a difference between 24 and 22 mm and i sold the 24mm pancake because i wasn't using it..not nearly as much as the 40
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #59 on: September 05, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
Why not use the 40mm f/2.8 pancake with the adaptor on the M5? it's a nice combination.

i am, and i like it :)
it's just that i'm trying to move towards ef-m lenses...i now have the meike 35mm 1.7 in the same range as the 40mm. it's a manual lens, but it's nice
the only ef/-s lenses i have and will keep are the 15-85, sigma 15-600 and samyang 85 1.4

but my question was regarding the focal length and FOV in particular, as it is not much of a difference between 24 and 22 mm and i sold the 24mm pancake because i wasn't using it..not nearly as much as the 40

I see the EF-M 22mm as a great lens on the EOS M because it makes it really compact. And is - as described above - a good moderate WA solution besides a body with tele lens.
But if I had to choose ONE very useful prime lens for ME in terms of FOV I would prefer the FOV of 40mm on APS-C because I like more concentrated images. This was one reason to choose the SL-2 / 200D over the M5. Weight and size of M5 + adaptor +EF 40mm is comparable to SL-2 + 40mm.
Today I would buy the EF 35 IS USM instead of the 40mm lens because I like IS very much in certain situations and especially with a high resolving sensor ...
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Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« Reply #59 on: September 05, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »