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

Here's our review of the Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens for mirrorless cameras

While Canon’s 18-150mm offering gives a colossal zoom range, this 18-35mm equivalent is the perfect choice if you’re concentrating on landscapes. The f/4-5.6 aperture means sharp results at the heart of your image and the ultra-wide, 92° field-of-view ensures you have the scope to capture some stunning views. At just 5.8cm long and 220g in weight, the lens is also compact and won’t significantly eat into your luggage allowance.  

The Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens for mirrorless cameras

The Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens for mirrorless cameras

Canon's 11-22mm lens features image stabilisation 

The 12 elements in 9 groups offer up 7 rounded diaphragm blades to capture great bokeh, and the 15cm minimum focusing distance means you can get very close to your subject. The 3 stops of image stabilisation also give you assurance that you can use this lens handheld in low light conditions without risking motion blur. 

Though wider apertures cause slight corner blur, sharpness is impressive across the whole frame. At its widest focal length, there is very noticeably barrel distortion, which is quite severe when shooting closer subjects.

Pros 

Wide angle
Size
Image stabilisation 

Cons 

Limited range
Barrel distortion
Corner blur

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22-32
  • Elements: 12/9
  • Filter size: 55mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 15cm
  • DxL: 61x58mm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Find out more on Canon's website