Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens



      In summary

      Like its ‘sibling’ EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens, this lens can only be used with Canon’s EOS M. It covers a range of focal lengths that will mainly suit landscape and architectural photography. Its light weight and compact size will be attractive to travellers, while silent operation will make this lens useful for photographers who record video

      Being considerably smaller and lighter than Canon’s EF-S 10-22mm f/4-5.6 USM lens, the 11-22mm lens will be welcomed by owners of EOS M cameras. As Canon’s first wide zoom with image stabilisation, it will also be appreciated by photographers who like shooting in low light levels, where the EOS M performs particularly well.

      The collapsing lens barrel may be initially off-putting to photographers who only use Canon lenses, although owners of M4/3 cameras and lenses will find it as easy to use as the retracting lenses for that format. The main anomaly with this lens is that its 55 mm filter size is inconsistent with other EF-M and EF-S lenses, so you have to invest in separate filters ““ assuming you plan to use them.


      Build 8.8
      Handling 8.8
      Image quality 8.7
      Versality 8.3
      OVERALL 8.8


      RRP:  n/a  ASP: AU$470; 399 Euro (no US price available)



      • Picture angle (diagonal): 102 degrees 10 minutes   to 63 degrees 30 minutes
      • Minimum aperture: f/22-f/32
      • Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (including   2 aspherical lens elements and one UD lens)
      • Lens mounts: EOS M
      • Diaphragm Blades: 7 (circular aperture)
      • Focus drive: STM (linear stepping motor)
      • Stabilisation: Yes, 3 stops compensation
      • Minimum focus: 15 cm at all focal lengths
      • Maximum magnification: 0.30x (at 22mm)
      • Filter size:   55 mm
      • Dimensions (Diameter x L): 60.9 x 58.2 mm
      • Weight:  220 grams