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

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18-150mm $499
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(From Canon lens literature) The new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers a high-zoom ratio, expanding the range of photographic possibilities for EOS M digital cameras. Its image stabilizer helps with reducing image blur and making image and video shooting easier at longer focal lengths. Along with the enhanced performance, the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is compact and lightweight, making it a versatile and convenient lens to carry.

Key Features of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Include:

  • Canon's first EF-M high-zoom power lens covering a broad range of shooting scenes with a high-zoom ratio of up to 8.3x (29-240mm equivalent).
  • Compact and lightweight design allows for easy portability.
  • Optical design helps provide excellent image quality across a broad zoom range comparable to the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.
  • Maximum magnification of 0.31x at focal length 150mm.
  • Image Stabilizer effect at up to 4 stops of shake correction helps capture sharp images.

Pricing and Availability
The new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, available in graphite and silver colors, is scheduled to be available in December 2016 for an estimated retail price of $499.99.

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

9.0/10 average of 2 review(s) Build Quality 9.0/10 Image Quality 9.0/10
  • 8 out of 10 points and recommended by berndherrmann (3 reviews)
    Covers a great range of a 29-240 MM focal range. Performance surprisingly good for an all-in-one lens of this genre. Surprisingly great build quality.
    Performance decreases as to approach 100 MM. Plastic lens mount. Canon should have made it wider at the long end (like an equivalent 24 MM). Can does not provide a lens hood.

    For a long time I had been quite hesitant about purchasing these long zoom all-in-one lenses - mainly due to the inherent tradeoffs from trying to cover such a long focal range.

    But I stumbled upon this lens on eBay (from a great seller), who had 30 of them - new, separated from the kit in a white box. So I ordered it, fully expecting (assuming) it to be marginal at best. However, when it arrived, I was quite surprised to note the following:

    1. Great build quality - although still has a plastic lens mount (wish Canon would release most of their lenses with the metal lens mount - subjective, I know).

    2. Performance on the wide end actually is sharper than my good copies of the EF-M< 18-55 and EF-M 15-45 - now go figure? As you approach 100 MM, things become less sharp (to be expected), but IQ levels are still superb. And IS performance is pretty good for a lens of this type.

    3. Lens feels good (I keep mine on the M50) on the camera body.

    4. IQ levels are high and images have great contrast and color results.

    reviewed November 27th, 2019 (purchased for $359)
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by Perry Rhodan (42 reviews)
    Ultra light, very nice IQ, great MFD, super small, fast and secure AF, Nice built. Great price!

    Im not a "superzoom" fan. But this one is living on one of my M5 bodies. Is really "does it all" is true here. Very versatile and gets the job done with ease. Its all there, speed, IQ, size, price, MFD, AF are all Very good to great. With the M5 or M50 this makes a great combo. Overall it feels like the combinaton I was waiting for. The incredible price 705 euro for the M5+18/150 set after rebate is a steal.

    reviewed August 21st, 2019 (purchased for $250)