Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

Started Jun 21, 2017 | User reviews
Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,312
Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...
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Not the most glorious of Canon lenses - plasticky, rather slow, and corners never get critically sharp at the wide end. All in all, though, quite a compelling little package - small, light (140g), inexpensive, good range (24-72mm FF FoV), effective three-stop+ IS, and sharp in the center throughout its range and aperture. I rather like the 15mm f/3.5 setting which no other M lens can do. I ain't too proud to say I like the lens. Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

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Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM
Wideangle zoom lens • Canon EF-M
Announced: Oct 13, 2015
Abu Mahendra's score
3.0
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3.2
Roberto 21 Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Journeyman

Hi Abu,

I recently ordered a Canon M6 Camera and the best deal was with the 15-45mm kit lens (I did not receive it yet). Because of your picture of the Lady and the scooter, I am going to buy the EF-M 22mm f/2, great photo!  And now I hear from you that the 15-45 lens is not as bad as I thought...

Thanks again!!!

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OP Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,312
Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

15mm f/3.5

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OP Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,312
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Roberto 21 wrote:

Hi Abu,

I recently ordered a Canon M6 Camera and the best deal was with the 15-45mm kit lens (I did not receive it yet). Because of your picture of the Lady and the scooter, I am going to buy the EF-M 22mm f/2, great photo! And now I hear from you that the 15-45 lens is not as bad as I thought...

Thanks again!!!

Sample variation may be a real issue with this lens, and that may account--along with the minuses I listed above--for the lack of love for it among some.

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Roberto 21 Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

Nice picture @ 15mm f/3.5. Soft point on this lens would be something around f/5.6 and f/8 maybe?

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OP Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,312
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

Roberto 21 wrote:

Nice picture @ 15mm f/3.5. Soft point on this lens would be something around f/5.6 and f/8 maybe?

soft point?

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Roberto 21 Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

I got lost in translation, English is not my native language. I was referring to a point where the aperture of a lens produces sharper images. Below that point the lens is not that sharp and above that point the image starts to get "softer" again. So my question was: at what aperture the 15-45 mm is at it's sharpest point?

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Roberto 21 Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

The correct term would be sweet point.  Or better, sweet spot.  Sorry about that...

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OP Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,312
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

Roberto 21 wrote:

I got lost in translation, English is not my native language. I was referring to a point where the aperture of a lens produces sharper images. Below that point the lens is not that sharp and above that point the image starts to get "softer" again. So my question was: at what aperture the 15-45 mm is at it's sharpest point?

Don't personally know; you can check Photozone for measurements. All I know from my own use is that is it is sharp in the center and near center wide open at all focal lengths. Stopping down will only improve on that.

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Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

A lovely shot and an yummy croissant but there is a visible loss of contrast due to glare. To be fair, the lighting is difficult.

OP Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,312
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...

yes, contrast & saturation wide open are not top notch...

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davel33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,348
Re: Papa don't preach, I'm keepin' this baby...
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Abu I must say you are the reason I have the 22 f2 and the 11-22, great lenses thanks  I picked up the 15-45 about a month ago and was a bit surprised at how sharp it is.

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All handheld

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