EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM?

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Comparison (weight/length) to Sony's E mount 55-210

tomtom50 wrote:

Jonathan Brady wrote:

Canon EF-M 55-200 IS STM f/4.5-6.3 vs Sony 55-210 f/4.5-6.3

  • Weight: 260 grams vs 345 grams
  • Length: 87mm vs 108mm
  • Focal range: 55-200 (88-320 FF equivalent) vs 55-210 (82.5-315 equivalent)
  • Aperture: f/4.5-6.3 vs f/4.5-6.3

So, the EF-M lens is 25% shorter and 20% lighter! NICE! The focal range is a tad longer (even worth mentioning the difference?) on both the wide and tele ends of the lens and the apertures are equal - the only difference may be where the actual max aperture stops are on the focal range - I would assume they're similar but possibly not.

Also, the EOS M is 298 grams and the EOS M2 is 274 grams. This lens should balance VERY well on the M family!

I don't know if it is because of the very good finish & metal mount & barrel, but the Sony is too expensive for its performance level. Let's hope Canon prices more reasonably.

The existing EF-S 55-250mm is all plastic but optically better than the Sony. That is a better value proposition for me.

I would not call the Sony expensive for its performance.  Maybe not cheap?  For the most part, you can pick one up in a kit for an extra 200 or so or used for 200-250.

The difficulty in comparing E-mount lenses to A-mount or EF or Nikon kit zooms is that the build quality is much different.  Most kit lenses have rotating front element/focus rings when autofocusing, and they are usually not silent with no DMF override.

I'd say the Sony 55-210 is actually pretty good at 210mm for a kit lens.  Many on the Sony forum have shown you can get great images, even at f6.3.

That being said, Canon has managed to keep their lens prices very affordable so far on the M system while retaining decent build and image quality.  This would be pretty good if it can shave off that much weight and length over the Sony counterpart.

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