Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM is a very compact and light zoom lens for Canon EOS film and SLR cameras with a range of focal lengths from ultra wide-angle to normal.
The shortcomings of the Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM
Not very reliable plastic build.
Slow lens speed.
Visible loss of resolution on the edges.
It is too soft when wide open, especially at 55 mm.
There are some pronounced effects of distortion and vignetting.
The merits of the Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM
It is very compact and lightweight.
The USM enables fast and silent focusing.
An aspherical element in the optical scheme enhances optical characteristics - it increases resolution and contrast and minimizes aberrations.
It features an excellent price-quality relationship!
The Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM is a good choice as a kit lens for deginners. In spite of its shortcomings, it is one of the best Canon kit low-end zoom lens.
It is discontinued.
Compatible hood: EW-60D
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Posted by: photocorner Date of publication: 22.02.2011