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

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions
67gtonr Senior Member • Posts: 1,142
Re: Coming available in Canada..
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John Driggers Forum Member • Posts: 54
Re: EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM?
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I agree with your comments and would still opt for the 100mm @ f4 with IS over a shorter macro that was brighter. My goal is macro with a pretty good working distance. I realize other needs may differ. As I don't think we'll see either of these macro lenses any time soon--if ever, I'm mulling using a legacy lens with an adapter--any suggestions?

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Markintosh Senior Member • Posts: 1,958
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100mm L works really good on the M with adapter. And this lens has an amazing IS.

John Driggers wrote:

I agree with your comments and would still opt for the 100mm @ f4 with IS over a shorter macro that was brighter. My goal is macro with a pretty good working distance. I realize other needs may differ. As I don't think we'll see either of these macro lenses any time soon--if ever, I'm mulling using a legacy lens with an adapter--any suggestions?

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Markintosh.

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Re: That's not huge... this is huge... :-)

Lawrencew wrote:

rrccad wrote:

arielp wrote:

if translate to 529$ , EF-S or Tamron VC would be a better choise... given you can use it on normal DSLR..

bulk - if you have no other EF lenses you want to use - the EF-S and especially the tammy would be huge in a kit compared to this.

If you want a quality 200mm zoom, this is the only way to go on the M

LMAO!

Alastair Norcross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,548
Re: EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM?

TheDigitalDonbavand wrote:

f6.3 at the long end seems odd, wouldn't it be the first lens ever made for EF/EF-S/EF-M mount slower than f5.6?

It might be the first Canon lens made for those mounts that goes slower than F5.6 at the end of the zoom range, but other manufacturers have made Canon mount lenses that go slower, e.g. various Sigma superzooms (18-200, 18-250, 50-500, 150- 500), and Tamron superzooms (16-300, 18-200, 18-270, 150-600). Canon might not have made lenses that go slower than F5.6, because of the AF limitations of most of its DSLRs (only the 1 series and now the 5DIII will AF with a maximum aperture slower than F5.6), but those limitations don't apply to the M.

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Markintosh Senior Member • Posts: 1,958
Re: That's not huge... this is huge... :-)

I thick think is HUGE!!!!

rrccad wrote:

Lawrencew wrote:

rrccad wrote:

arielp wrote:

if translate to 529$ , EF-S or Tamron VC would be a better choise... given you can use it on normal DSLR..

bulk - if you have no other EF lenses you want to use - the EF-S and especially the tammy would be huge in a kit compared to this.

If you want a quality 200mm zoom, this is the only way to go on the M

LMAO!

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kotmj Contributing Member • Posts: 571
Re: That's not huge... this is huge... :-)

Sorry, I did not read through all the posts, but has this lens been released in the US market yet?

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kotmj wrote:

Sorry, I did not read through all the posts, but has this lens been released in the US market yet?

No. But it will be available in Canada. You can order from a Canadian store, like Henry's. It's very easy.

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kotmj Contributing Member • Posts: 571
Re: That's not huge... this is huge... :-)

Alastair Norcross wrote:

kotmj wrote:

Sorry, I did not read through all the posts, but has this lens been released in the US market yet?

No. But it will be available in Canada. You can order from a Canadian store, like Henry's. It's very easy.

Thanks. Wow, Canon USA really is something.

Lumens77 Regular Member • Posts: 133
So far so good

From the analysis of the MTF curbs this lens is comparable in terms of quality to the 55-250 stm and the 70-200 f4 L IS, setting aside the fact that it is slower of course.

This is a very nice job since the biggest benefit of the EF M mount is for short focal distances. The reduction of the flange distance allows for the design of non retrofocus lenses while a retrofocus design would be necessary with a usual reflex flange distance. This helped a lot for the design of the 22 and 11-22 mm lenses.

Such benefit does not exist for tele zooms.

On the contrary, the smallest the lens is the more telecentric the optical formula must be which increases the constraints for the designer of the lens.

Since the 55-200 STM is significantly smaller than EF and EF S counterparts with similar optical quality I view it as another masterpiece from Canon. Yes, there is a 1/3 stop trade off and 50 mm reduction of focal lens but I do think there was no other design option to preserve quality, which they did.

I guess this one will join my bag when available in Europe.

These are wonderful times for photography.

I nevertheless look forward seeing a 16 f2.0 and 60 f2.0 as soon as possible.

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Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,098
Re: So far so good

Both the 22F2 and the 11-22 are retrofocus. Two give-aways are that unlike telefoto lenses:
● the aperture iris looks bigger from the back than from the front.
● the convex rear-most element.

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Lumens77 Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: So far so good

Well, let us say then it would have been less symmetrical with a greater flange distance:

http://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/advanced-compact-cameras/interchangeable-lens/first-look-canon-eos-m

(The optical diagram is at the bottom of this page, sorry the screen copy did not work).

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