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

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The Technical Details Behind This Lens

With its compact frame and retractable design, this wide-angle lens from Canon easily stands apart from its counterparts. Small, light and inexpensive, the lens delivers excellent, crystal-clear imagery. The retraction mechanism shortens the length of the lens, making it easily portable. It is an EF-M format lens, which means it is compatible only with the EOS M cameras. The lens offers an ultra-wide aperture, making it suitable for different types of photography.

A wider aperture is particularly beneficial when shooting in low-lit situations. Likewise, this lens, too, lets in more light and allows you to experiment – either with a faster shutter speed or with lower ISO. Irrespective of what you opt for, the lens delivers consistent, bright and clear image quality. The lens also features aspherical elements that enhance the quality of images and videos.

Top Three Reasons We Think You Will Love This Lens
  • With the built-in optical image stabilizer, the lens is rated to compensate for up to 3 stops of camera shake. Along with this, you also have the Dynamic Image Stabilisation that ensures accuracy and clarity while shooting videos.
  • The two ultra-low dispersion elements work to ensure consistent chromatic tonality. These elements also reduce colour blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition to this, you also have two aspherical elements present, which cut down the effects of spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range.
  • The lens features a 7-bladed circular aperture that delivers a beautiful, soft background. This enhances the image quality by adding a subtle yet clear bokeh to the images.

Sharp and True Imaging

The Canon EF-M lens design incorporates 12 elements in 9 groups, with a focal length range of 11 to 22mm. It has a maximum aperture range spanning from f/4 to f/5.6, whereas the minimum range is from f/22 to f/32. The lens also features the Super Spectra coating, which maintains accurate colour balance and high contrast while minimising ghosting. br>
The lens provides a maximum magnification of 0.30x, while the minimum focusing distance is 0.15m (5.9”). The focusing ring is quite wide, given the size of the lens and has a ridged grip to assist in the operation. The zoom ring is much wider and is covered with a ridged coating, too.

Fast Autofocus

The rear focus system and built-in stepping motor (STM) provide a smooth, accurate and quiet autofocus system, especially when shooting videos. The full-time manual focus allows you to adjust the focus manually after autofocusing. The presence of specialised Canon optics delivers high-resolution, sharp image and video quality. On an overall basis, the advanced autofocus system of the lens helps maintain focus with extraordinary speed.

Our Expert’s Opinion

Considering the features it is loaded with, the camera comes in a relatively compact body. It is also inexpensive, as compared to its counterparts offering similar features. After a standard lens, a wide-angle lens is the obvious next addition to a photographer’s kit. So, if you’re one of them, looking to upgrade your photography equipment, this lens from Canon is simply perfect.

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Dimensions60.9 × 58.2mm