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My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« on: July 18, 2013, 06:38:14 PM »
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.

 

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My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« on: July 18, 2013, 06:38:14 PM »

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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 07:18:10 PM »
Congrats on the score. Just how extended does the lens need to be before you have camera functionality? That seems like a really odd feature. Looking forward to seeing some sample pics with the new lens

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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
I love the fraken-lens you put on it, lol. Hmmm...maybe now we can adapt some of those FD/FL lenses that just won't quite fit on our SLR without the mirror hitting it. Seems with no mirror, we can put on just about anything with the right physical adapter!
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 08:30:26 PM »
More prime pancake lenses please...that 11-22 still look :-\
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 09:44:33 PM »
i'd love to see some more samples from the 11-22 if you have them. I'm very interested in this lens.
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 09:55:12 PM »
So... is it sharp?  In the corners?  At 11mm?  At optimal aperture?

I'd love to know, as I just got my M in the mail today, and a compact UWA for taking landscapes while backpacking would be pretty sweet.

Mini-rant on the M itself: after taking the time to read the right parts of the manual, wow, this thing is actually pretty fun.  Really well built, size so tiny, IQ great for such a tiny camera, and it comes with a nice strap, too.  The 22mm is fairly sharp at f/2, decent bokeh.  AF isn't fast by any means (then again, my other camera is a 5DIII), but once I decoupled AF from the shutter half press (it moves to the "*" button on the back), disabled pre-focus, and enabled the AF+MF mode, it feels right for my walkabout shooting style (shutter release is also quite a bit faster this way).  Would actually make a great camera for street shooting in this setup, assuming you don't mind tweaking focus manually as you go.  For the purposes I intend to use it, I like the M better that the RX100 - mostly because better ISO performance and IQ of the lens the 22mm is way better in the corners than my RX100 was at wide angle.
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 12:19:45 AM »
how far does it have to extend to get to "1st working position"?.  this is dissappointing..

this feature really boggles me.  perhaps this design feature was necessary to accommodate the size or something?
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 12:56:09 AM »
I believe the actual feature here is that the lens becomes nearly 2cm more compact when in closed position...

Even extended, it still makes for a significantly smaller package than the EF-S 10-22mm.
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 01:36:21 AM »
My EOS-M is on the way.  I think I'll just use my Tokina 11-16 on it with adapter instead of buying the EF-M 11-22.

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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 01:46:16 AM »
I think the extending lock button is for storage purposes only, like for example when you put it in your backpack / handbag etc during transit. the rest of time you should leave it extended. Does the lens creep? How badly?
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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 04:23:06 AM »
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how far does it have to extend to get to "1st working position"?.  this is dissappointing..

If you check my first picture you can see that the lens is at 11mm. The part of the lens that extrudes is as much as the lens grows when moving into start position.

Might be just me but the lens looks and feels more fragile than the kit lens in this position. So my safety first mind always wants to retract it after a shot.

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So... is it sharp?  In the corners?  At 11mm?  At optimal aperture?

I'd love to know, as I just got my M in the mail today, and a compact UWA for taking landscapes while backpacking would be pretty sweet.

Will try to get a protective filter for it and if there is sunlight left after I come home I will try to fire some shots by the 11-22 and the Tokina 11-16

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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 04:31:35 AM »
Here are some pics from the Robbie Williams concert last night here in Vienna I took with my new 11-22! Both focus and IS worked like a charm.
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 04:32:49 AM »
And here some boring test shoots at 3 focals and two apertures: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23832864/EFM11_22.zip

Developed in DPP, neutral style, noise and sharpening=0, no vignetting or geometrical corrections, DLO data not available anyway by now. 3 focal setting at two apertures, the naming explains it anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 07:24:40 AM »
Thanks nubu, could you do more general shots like the concert ones and post them directly in the thread? Do something at the two ends of the focal length.

Looks great otherwise, nice pictures for a nice and small camera.

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Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 10:26:17 AM »
And here some boring test shoots at 3 focals and two apertures: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23832864/EFM11_22.zip

Developed in DPP, neutral style, noise and sharpening=0, no vignetting or geometrical corrections, DLO data not available anyway by now. 3 focal setting at two apertures, the naming explains it anyway.

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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 10:26:17 AM »