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Oct 09, 2021 01:26 as a reply to  @ post 19292451 |  #1156

First of all I don't do any remotely scientific test with my lenses. I do really like my 55-200, and I think it's slightly sharper than my 18-150, especially at the long end. That's my most used EF-M lens after my 32mm. It's also around half the price of the 18-150 and I think one of the best bargain for the EOS M system. On the other hand, the 18-150 is more than enough for my needs and its main selling point is its versatility. I would say I find it pretty great for the price between 18 and around 120mm, and slightly softer after that, especially when doing landscapes. If sharpness is what you really want in a EF-M native lens, the canon 32mm or sigma 56mm are the way to go, but they are of course much wider.
What is more important in my view is to think about what pictures you want to take and in what conditions. Will it be convenient to change lenses ? Would the 55-200 be different enough from your 55-250 ?
Keep in mind that these EF-M zooms are consumer-grade optics. There could be a lot of copy to copy variations so what I said here is just my humble opinion about my own lenses.


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Oct 11, 2021 07:56 |  #1157

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First of all I don't do any remotely scientific test with my lenses. I do really like my 55-200, and I think it's slightly sharper than my 18-150, especially at the long end. That's my most used EF-M lens after my 32mm. It's also around half the price of the 18-150 and I think one of the best bargain for the EOS M system. On the other hand, the 18-150 is more than enough for my needs and its main selling point is its versatility. I would say I find it pretty great for the price between 18 and around 120mm, and slightly softer after that, especially when doing landscapes. If sharpness is what you really want in a EF-M native lens, the canon 32mm or sigma 56mm are the way to go, but they are of course much wider.
What is more important in my view is to think about what pictures you want to take and in what conditions. Will it be convenient to change lenses ? Would the 55-200 be different enough from your 55-250 ?
Keep in mind that these EF-M zooms are consumer-grade optics. There could be a lot of copy to copy variations so what I said here is just my humble opinion about my own lenses.

Thank you for your reply. In terms of range yes the 55-200 is not much different over the 55-250 its its the physical size, the native EF-M lens is much smaller. Your views are helpful. Most of my EF-M lenses have been used from my local camera store so I will keep my eye open for the 18-150 I think then down the road get the 55-200 to complete the set. That 32mm is on my list for sure. I have the 22mm and that really nice.


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Oct 12, 2021 23:18 |  #1159

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Thank you for your reply. In terms of range yes the 55-200 is not much different over the 55-250 its its the physical size, the native EF-M lens is much smaller. Your views are helpful. Most of my EF-M lenses have been used from my local camera store so I will keep my eye open for the 18-150 I think then down the road get the 55-200 to complete the set. That 32mm is on my list for sure. I have the 22mm and that really nice.

The 32mm is my favorite EFM lens so far. I have the 11-22, 32, 15-45, 18-150. The 32 is wide and pretty sharp. It's the flagship lens for the M50. I'm getting an R5 as soon as I can and once I do, my M50 is going to be married up with the 32mm as the standard lens for that camera. I have two other lenses that cover that focal length, but the prime is noticeably sharper compared to the others. If you think the 22 is good, get the 32 next.


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Oct 13, 2021 12:13 |  #1160

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The 32mm is my favorite EFM lens so far. I have the 11-22, 32, 15-45, 18-150. The 32 is wide and pretty sharp. It's the flagship lens for the M50. I'm getting an R5 as soon as I can and once I do, my M50 is going to be married up with the 32mm as the standard lens for that camera. I have two other lenses that cover that focal length, but the prime is noticeably sharper compared to the others. If you think the 22 is good, get the 32 next.
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You have sold me on the 32mm thats looks amazingly sharp :)


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Oct 13, 2021 14:01 |  #1161

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Oct 13, 2021 14:02 |  #1162

Another one with the 32mm


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Oct 18, 2021 10:53 |  #1167

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