Any reviews or impressions of the EF-M 18-150mm yet?

Act444

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I notice first impressions are trickling in for the M5, but what about the lens that was announced alongside it? I'm curious about the 18-150 and how it compares optically to the 18-55 in that range as I may consider it as an all-in-one package for my M10.

The 55-200 is nice and compact, if slow and a bit underwhelming at its long end, but there might be situations where I'd be willing to give up that 50mm telephoto to get wide angle coverage without having to change lenses/carry multiple bodies. I'm not expecting L performance but hope someone can chime in with thoughts or impressions as to how it compares to the other EF-M lenses.
 

troy19

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18-150 isn't out yet in my country, no store has it in stock, some give a Dec., 22th, delivery date. So I guees we have to be patient. I too hope it gives us good IQ since it's the most expensive EF-M lens to date (499,- €) with all other EF-M lenses under 400,- €.
 

neuroanatomist

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I'm considering it. The IQ of the M18-55 is decent, and the M55-200 is good as well (example). However, since I always bring the M11-22, I often find myself choosing either the M18-55 or the M55-200 (usually the latter) rather than bringing both. If the IQ of the M18-150 is equivalent to the M18-55 and M55-200, I will likely pick one up.
 

AvTvM

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neuroanatomist said:
I'm considering it. The IQ of the M18-55 is decent, and the M55-200 is good as well (example). However, since I always bring the M11-22, I often find myself choosing either the M18-55 or the M55-200 (usually the latter) rather than bringing both. If the IQ of the M18-150 is equivalent to the M18-55 and M55-200, I will likely pick one up.
same here. For once. :)


PS: nice shot! 8)
 

neuroanatomist

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AvTvM said:
neuroanatomist said:
I'm considering it. The IQ of the M18-55 is decent, and the M55-200 is good as well (example). However, since I always bring the M11-22, I often find myself choosing either the M18-55 or the M55-200 (usually the latter) rather than bringing both. If the IQ of the M18-150 is equivalent to the M18-55 and M55-200, I will likely pick one up.
same here. For once. :)


PS: nice shot! 8)
Thanks!
 

dak723

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neuroanatomist said:
AvTvM said:
neuroanatomist said:
I'm considering it. The IQ of the M18-55 is decent, and the M55-200 is good as well (example). However, since I always bring the M11-22, I often find myself choosing either the M18-55 or the M55-200 (usually the latter) rather than bringing both. If the IQ of the M18-150 is equivalent to the M18-55 and M55-200, I will likely pick one up.
same here. For once. :)


PS: nice shot! 8)
Thanks!
Also considering it, but hopefully you will get one first and give us a review! Nice shot with the 55-200!
 
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Was able to try the M5 with the 18-150mm mounted on Photokina. First impression regarding sharpness and overall image quality was very good, though only judged by the back of the screen as you were not able to put your own SD-card in the camera. Impression was so good that I plan to replace my 18-55 with it and skip the 55-200. With 11-22 and 18-150 I would then have a compact yet very versatile combo.
 

JMZawodny

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If the MTF curves are to be believed and are well behaved in between the extreme examples provided on the Canon web site, this could very well be the best EF-M lens they have made. It would reduce the amount of equipment I usually carry around. My old M and a few of the older lenses may suit my wife's needs.
 

Fleetie

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I must admit, I do have very High Hopes for this lens.


I look forward to reading people's reviews of it.


I'd love to fit this to my M3, and if good, buy the M5, for a complete travel solution.
 

Eagle Eye

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I, too, am awaiting the release of the 18-150 to replace my 18-55 and 55-200. I'm pleased that it takes the same filters as the EF-M 11-22.
 

boogaloo

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Have just picked up the M5 (love it so far... have the original M and M3 and this is a different league) but had also just ordered the EF-M 55-200. Am curious as to how the two will compare. Are people expecting this to be a significantly better lens? It's a smidge faster I believe, but not much. Great range though, I guess.
 

troy19

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Sample shots see this message:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=31379.msg641466#msg641466
 

Act444

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Thanks for the message and for posting those pics.

I'll withhold final judgment until I conduct my own tests, but...right off the bat, from looking at those images - two major flaws are immediately apparent to me. Off-center softness at the wide-angle setting (bit of PF as well); and overall softness at 150mm f/6.3.

However, I also notice those wide angle pics are taken between f3.5 (wide open) and f5. I'd like to see some wide shots taken at f8 to see if/how much the lens sharpens up its edges and corners. If the answer is yes, then it may be OK. Also to compare the 150mm 6.3 end to 150mm on the 55-200, which I feel may be a bit better, if still not phenomenal.

My hope is that my local store has a copy and I can take my M and play around a bit...

UPDATE: Upon going back, I did see one shot taken at 18mm f8 (with 1/20 sec exposure) - better, but still a bit of an edge sharpness issue, not blown away. But I guess not awful either. More tests needed to be confident in conclusion though.
 

Act444

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I went ahead and ordered the lens - finally in stock - and impressions will be forthcoming once I receive it and have a chance to test it extensively
 

TWI by Dustin Abbott

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I've been using it extensively for about three weeks, and it really works very well overall. It has a bit of CA, and the flare resistance could be better, but stopped down a bit it is actually quite sharp.
 

Act444

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TWI by Dustin Abbott said:
I've been using it extensively for about three weeks, and it really works very well overall. It has a bit of CA, and the flare resistance could be better, but stopped down a bit it is actually quite sharp.
How is it at 150mm f6.3? Is it similar to the 55-200 in this range?
 

TWI by Dustin Abbott

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Act444 said:
TWI by Dustin Abbott said:
I've been using it extensively for about three weeks, and it really works very well overall. It has a bit of CA, and the flare resistance could be better, but stopped down a bit it is actually quite sharp.
How is it at 150mm f6.3? Is it similar to the 55-200 in this range?
I'll shortly be releasing a head to head comparison.