Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens review: good performance, bargain price

By Kevin Carter - Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens performance | Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM vs. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM mounted on EOS 100D | Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM vs. Competition | Conclusion

This is the fist lens we’ve analyzed for the EOS-M mount, and with an overall DxOMark lens score of 13 points it’s rather good optically. Distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration are all well controlled and sharpness is quite high for a budget lens but falls well short of a high-grade (and much more pricey) lens like the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8.