Perry Rhodan's reviews
7 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, compact, quick, light, handling overall, priceReally nothing at this price
After using a lot of gear (C and N) this so called kit-lens blew me away on the D90. With the in-camera corrections of the D90 it is reallygood what this lens can do. For the D7k its a downer. AF is erratic and IQ only so/so. The 16mp´s on the D7k are clearly to much for this cheap lens. To bad.reviewed January 8th, 2010 (purchased for $200)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, light, quick, silent, excellent handling overallReally nothing at this price
Excellent "standard" lens for the D90. Nice DOF play, OOF is good. For this price a bargain on the D90. For the D7k a lot worse. Very inconsistent in IQ espescially corners and abberation. AF so/so ans slooow. Mostly due to the D7k.reviewed January 8th, 2010 (purchased for $150)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent IQ, small, light, very cheap for the IQnon
This single lens is reason enough to get into m4/3! It makes the EPL1 really shine in IQ, AF and portability. On the epl/2 it shines equally. Buy this lens! Waiting for the OMD5 to try this gem. Downrated the construction quality by one point. Only for the wobbly feeling, no IQ effects. Waiting for the mkII, because I really like what Olympus did with the 14-150 mkII !reviewed July 19th, 2010 (purchased for $500)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedVery cheap and compact, good IQ, ok AF.Pretty wobbly lens.
Very compact and average IQ. AF and IQ no match for the EPL1. For the price a very good starterlens. 9-18 and 14-150 are a a lot better (and pricier).reviewed July 19th, 2010
3 out of 10 points and not recommendedCheap, sharp, compact, quick, light.CA horrendous on 3 copies, AF lacking in speed and precision
Very bad CA. Uncontrollable distortions. Very inconsistent up to 2.8. Tested 3 copies, all unusable on the D7k and D90. Really the 50 1.8 afs is leaps and bounds better.reviewed January 24th, 2011 (purchased for $300)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedalmost silent and speedy AF, very decent IQ allround, very good built qualitynon
On the A 57 it handles like a dream. Very speedy AF that is almost inaudible. The IQ is very good, matching those above it's price point. Feels very solid and zooms very fluently without any stiffer points. For this price THE allround lens to get for your A57. The in practice feeling is just stunning compared to (much) higher priced allround lenses. IQ seriously better then the longer megazooms (So, Si, Ta et all). Even on the A 65 this lens performed flawlessly. IQ in close focus is very nice. The ibs of the SLT bodies brings about 4 stops extra, easy.reviewed September 18th, 2012 (purchased for $400)
6 out of 10 points and not recommendedcheap, cheap and lightbad beyond 200mm, slooow af, average built
On the D90 ok, on the D7k unacceptable to me. Even for the price there are better alternatives, tamron and even the cheap sigma are way sharper.reviewed June 24th, 2012 (purchased for $400)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedCheap, sharp, compact, quick, light.nothing at all
using is believing. For this money a must buy. IQ even on epl/2 is STUNNING.reviewed June 24th, 2012 (purchased for $240)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedalmost free kitlens, IQ, af speed, no AF problems at all, lighthood is extra, cheap JRC does the job
You must try before discarding this almost free kitlens. Way, way better then almost all kitlenses around.reviewed June 24th, 2012
And a pity that Oluv still hasn't checked back here. Needs resetting the lens body combo.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, compact, quick, light, handling overall, price, silent and did I say sharpnon
Incredible value. Now using it on my EM10 it is even better value. Great must have lens for a steal. Bought a second one for 144 EU. hehe.reviewed June 24th, 2012 (purchased for $159)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedCompact, light, at F8 very sharp, price with WA is 200not very sharp corners wide open
Really not bad at all. The 5N does very nice with this one, even with the WA attached. The NEX 6 does even better. Not the best for brick/walls or any other flat surfaces. But this cheap pancake records scenery much better than expected. Using the WA or FE adapters adds great use to the kit.reviewed November 14th, 2012 (purchased for $200)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedBuilt well for the price. Sharp and very nice OSS.Not F4 ;) not much for this loooow price
For 199 it's a steal. Comes with excellent hood. The OSS works flawless. IQ is very good on the NEX6. Would very much like F4 version for 3x this price ;)reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $199)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedOMG. Really for EU 169 it is rediculous what Sigma has done.You are kidding
BUY THIS LENS FOR YOUR NEX! The greatest bang for the buck for NEX. Sharp as it gets.reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $199)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, razor sharp. Prize is great, handling is great.No Sony badge ;).
Almost to good to be true. On the NEX 6 it really shines. The sharpest lens I have for the E-mount. Next will be the S30.reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $189)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall package. Light. Cheap. The 3rd went back to sony and became very good!Had backfocus at 50mm and 5.6 (3 samples)
Incredibly tiny 3 were mediocre IQ. NOT THE walk around lens for now. Still hoping for an F4 version for 600. The 40-50 range was EXTREMELY soft in all 3 samples I tried, due to BF at 5.6 (pdaf/cdaf). The 3rd went back to sony Netherlands and they worked miracles! It is great! Complete new optical pack. Now it is very nice.reviewed May 15th, 2013 (purchased for $299)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedNice IQ. Very light. Quick to AF. Hood includen. 24-75 mm.Not hing for this price.
For the 50 euro as a kitlens with the XT10 it is a bargain. It is extremely light and at the same time it doesn 't feel too shabby. The IQ is very nice.reviewed February 12th, 2016 (purchased for $50)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSeriously sharp. And very compact and light.Nothing for this price.
A seriously sharp pancake. That is a must buy. This lens alone is reason enough to get an X body.reviewed February 12th, 2016
9 out of 10 points and recommendedIncredibly sharp for such a tiny and inexpensive lens!No MF. But no problem with touch focus!
It's very good! Sharp even wide open. Very Quick to AF on the omd em 10. Get this for a walk around on your Oly over the pancake EZ.reviewed March 22nd, 2016
6 out of 10 points and not recommendedWethersealed. Cheap. Nice FL range. Fast AF.Not the best IQ. Corners are soft at all apertures. Lots of ca. Slow opening.
Tried so much to like this lense. But in the end the rather nice macro and FL range were not enough. Mediocre IQ at best. If you like the 24mm (eq) get the pana 12 32.reviewed March 22nd, 2016 (purchased for $230)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSealed, Sturdy, very quick and reliable AFnot much for this proce
For what it is, it's a no brainer if you like versatility. For the 11x zoom it's amazing what it delivers. On the OMD EM 10 AF is very quick and reliable. IQ is very good for this kind of zoom. Comes with hood. And macro wise it's a nice perfomer.reviewed October 27th, 2015 (purchased for $499)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedVery good IQ for a superzoomno hood as standard
On my new EM10 it really shines! Even better then on my former MFT bodies. Beats superzooms on other platforms (FF, APSC) by a large margin.reviewed May 31st, 2014 (purchased for $700)
7 out of 10 points and recommendedFor this price it is .. exceptionally FUN!Close focus little restricted. No electronic lens-info. No serious IQ off course.
For the price it is unbeatable. With the EM10 it produces nice pictures. The focus settings need practising, even for a super wide you have to be carefull to focus correct. If not you lose a lot of contrast and detail. Compared to my 9-18 mft this bodycap does remarkably well and makes a lot of fun. Bewaren you do not get real IQ like with the normal m43 lenses.reviewed March 20th, 2014 (purchased for $90)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedGood IQ, light, quick, very compact, price is greatFL range not ideal for wildlife (sony make a 60 in black please).
For this money, it's a steal. The FL is not very usefull for bugs. But that is no con for what it is. Sony make us happy with a 60 macro please.reviewed July 4th, 2013 (purchased for $200)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedIncredible IQ for this price.The STM is average. No match for the newer nano usm.
For this price a must have if you have no other 50mm to chose from. The IQ IS great from 2.8 on. The STM AF drive is noisy and not very speedy.reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $110)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedPricesky, size and IQ GREAT!Nothing
In one word: BUY! There is really not much more to say. Perhaps... some kind of shading would be nice. But that is nitpicking.reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $145)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedPrice, size, IQ.To bad it is APS-C only. But that is nitpicking for this price.
When you think it can't get better with Canon, it surely can now! For this price and size there is no contest in the entire market. I dare say. Even the 1/3 macro is very handy and works great with on top flashes like the nissin i40. EDIT: dropped the nissin for ttl. On newer bodies from 80D on. It only works ttl IF it has the april 2019 update (no joke). You have to send in and at your own risk to have it updated. No more 3rd party flashes for me.reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $150)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedPrice, IQ, size and it has IS and STM!Nothing for this price.
For the 249 I paid it is a steal! Incredible value. The hood should be used for best results.reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $249)
Using it on the 80D, 100D and now also the M50 and M5. It is ons of my all time favourites. Even nicer than my 9-18 mft from Olympus. For the size on my M-bodies I will check out the 11-22M also.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedOne of the fastest lenses around for AF. On any system! IQ is very good for the range.Nothing for the price.
Wow! What a great speed. Fast and accurate. The newest NANO USM drive is incredibly fast and accurate. Using it on my 100D, 80D, M50 and now the M5. Great lens for every day walk around.reviewed October 12th, 2016 (purchased for $300)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall, light, Sharp, great OIS.None
This one finally was the "superzoom" in all platforms that convinced me. Entirely! Great price, size, IQ, macro at 14mm and weatherproof. Worksgreat on the gx80 and g9.reviewed December 26th, 2019 (purchased for $400)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedCanon did it again. Very small and light. Very inexpensive. Surprisingly good image quality. Decent zoom and manual focus. On the newest M50 high speed AF. For the price,size and IQ a steal.Only average built quality. Only 3.5-6.3.
I didnt expect to like this little lens. After having used the olympus, sony, panasonic, fuji pancake (the pana and fuji are almost as good but I really hate the a: lack of real MF and b: the irritating powerzoom). This came as a real surprise. The IQ is very good for what this is. Even the macro is usefull (use F8.0 at a minimum). As always be carefull shooting in the sun and be sure to use the original canon hood. AF speed and accuracy on the M50 are very good. In short another great and very inexpensive amateur zoom that is a must have for M users. Highly recommended.reviewed July 4th, 2018 (purchased for $20)
After adding the M5 I even like this lens better. It just handles much better on this body. The copy I got with the M5 was almost free of charge and is even better IQ wise.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedThe price! The size! The image quality! Really need to buy this one of you are serious about portability and streetphotgraphy.None
This little lens is a gem. At F2.0 this lens is already very, very Nice. From F2.8 there is NOTHING to fault. Af speed is very good and smooth for video. Must buy, highly recommended.reviewed May 17th, 2019 (purchased for $180)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery high IQ. Light and small. Brilliant canon for adding the led lights.Please canon next on the list is a 60mm or even better 70mm macro version, WITH the led lights!
Great for macro of Still objects. With the M5 it is my preferred macro "on the fly". I actually like the M5 better compared to my M50 for this. The price and IQ for this price is incredible. Must buy.reviewed May 17th, 2019 (purchased for $250)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedWell canon did it. At last ;-) Bokeh, IQ, AF speed and smooth, Focuslimiter!None
Well my M5 was waiting for it. I almost told the M5 .. don 't hold your breath on this. Was doing ok with all the nice ef and efs lenses that work as well on the M5 as on my 80D. But a smaller and lighter "fast" and "normal" was badly needed. The 32 makes the M-line really shine. The addition of the focus-limiter is great and really speeds up the focusspeed to "instant".reviewed May 17th, 2019 (purchased for $450)
BTW the first review here? Come on guys just stop using this little gem for 5 minuten and post that review. LOL Just Joking.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedNANO, NANO! I suspect Canon was unsure to add this in the name. But serious, this has to be one of the nicest AF system drives in history. FAST AF. And I dont mean fast but like instant. Very smooth and accurate. Very nice IQ.None
My second "nano" lens. And just as lovely as the first. You have to see tobelieve the speed and smoothness of AF acquisition. The new tech makes it borderline silent. Great, must buy. The display is a Nice gimmick that is something I hope canon will add it to all nano lenses in the future.reviewed May 17th, 2019 (purchased for $470)
Using this on the M5 is as Nice as on the 80D.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedUltra 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)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSummary: get this lens! It is reason enough to get into canon M series.None
Like "benherrman said", GET this lens. I should have bought this one 3 years ago. Would have saved me a lot of cash, hopping around olympus (great 9-18 but nightmarish menus) and Fuji (great 15-45 but bad ergonomics XT20 and XT100). YMMV. I Eeven swapped my M50 for a second M5 it works so great on this body with direct access to the dials.reviewed August 21st, 2019 (purchased for $350)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery nice IQ. Extremely light. Rediculously cheapThe feel is rather cheap.
I only want to point out some minor differences I observed comparing the very fine and complete review from Benn. (He is a great inspiration).reviewed June 14th, 2020 (purchased for $25)
The built quality feels more like a 6 or 6.5 to me. That is just nitpicking.
The image quality from 3 samples was GREAT! It seems there is hardly any sample variation. For this price that is absolutely a 10.
For countering a bit of reflexions from straf light, I use a cheap JJC hood. Nicely fitting and made from aluminium. Does the job.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedLight, nice IS and very well implemented led.Not 60mm, LOL.
A really Nice addition to the already large canon EF/EFS lens chart. The leds work intuitive and give a Nice 3D look to the real 1:1 macroshots. 35mm is better for me than the 28 from the M-line. Really hope canon makes 60 or 90mm with the led.reviewed June 24th, 2020 (purchased for $320)
7 out of 10 points and recommendedCheap, flexibel, nice AFAt the wide end there is some work to be done.
Found this one in my drawer, serious. Erm. Got it with my 20D years ago and forgot about it entirely. Now used it on 80D and my latest the 250D. In short, of is a Nice and flexibel lens. AF is good. But at the wide end of needs some work. And being a jpeg only shooter that hinders it. To my surprise last week when I tried it on my 250D I got a lot better OOC JPEGs. Very well done canon! However it has to compare with my 18 135 nano usm, so no contest.reviewed June 24th, 2020 (purchased for $350)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedUltra cheap, over 1:1, small and light. Quick AF.Near impossible to get enough lighting on the subject if doing macro.
A nice addition to the M43 system. Very nice macro lens for almost nothing (less then $ 160) if you wait for a sale. The main problem is that if you want to go near 1:1 it is nigh impossible to get good lighting on the subject. Diffusers and (self made macro flash) of added lled lights can help. BUT, these solution negate the usefullness in practical use. So my conclusion is for home macro with a lot of lighting possibilities it is ok. But for use in outdoor macro shooting it is one of the most difficult lenses to use. It could be so much better when it would have the added lights the brilliantly constructed canon lenses with the built-in macro leds.reviewed December 16th, 2021 (purchased for $160)
Recommend for close up and street, not for real macro.
Allmost all of my m43 stuff has gone due to going back to 2 systems.