Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Here's our review of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for mirrorless cameras

With the M6 recently joining Canon’s expanding mirrorless range, the 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 is the perfect all-round companion. The 8.3x optical zoom offers an astonishing 29-240mm 35mm equivalent, meaning you can capture landscapes, portraits and even wildlife shots with just one lens. 

The Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for mirrorless cameras

The Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for mirrorless cameras

Canon's 18-150mm lens features 4-stop image stabilisation 

At 300g and 87mm long, the barrel extends to 135mm, meaning it’s not the most portable lens in test, but you do get a lot of functionality. The built-in 4-stop image stabilisation means you can shoot handheld in low light without the need for a tripod, even when fully zoomed. 

The whopping 17 elements in 13 groups include a 7-bladed circular aperture, giving you well rendered bokeh in the out-of-focus areas. 

The image quality really impressed us, with great sharpness throughout the range and only very light vignetting, which is slightly more noticeable at longer focal lengths. Chromatic aberration is kept at bay throughout the range, although we did notice some minor barrel distortion at wider focal lengths.

Pros 

Zoom range
Image stabilisation
Price

Cons 

Plastic build quality
Size
Barrel distortion

Specification

  • Minimum aperture: f/22-32
  • Elements: 17/13
  • Filter size: 55mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 25cm
  • DxL: 61x87mm
  • Weight: 300g
  • Find out more on Canon's website