So finally I bit the bullet and finally got myself a native lens for my Canon M. After having just got it and realising that I had a viltrox adaptor to use my Ef-s Lenses with(still very good), I wanted something a bit more compact and throw in my bag, after all the whole idea is to have a smaller DSLR quality camera.
A couple of things helped the decision outside of size, the cost and the opportunity and the practicality.
The Cost; this is driven by the fact that i have little or next to no income, so everything is done on a strict budget. Now although the UK 2nd hand market is still holding it’s own, here in Thailand the 2nd hand market is plummeting. Primarily due to two things. One the Thais love all things brand spanking new! 2nd they don’t like used goods so won’t pay the prices we pay in the UK for them. So for the princely sum of £47 I got this unused kit lens which had never been on a camera , all within budget.
I also wanted a wide angle as I could afford and apart from the Canon 11-22mm stm ef-m this is the only ultra wide lens they do! I know that there is an 18-55mm stm ef-m and this too has good reviews for sharpness, but the 15mm just pipped it for me for the landscape, architecture and street photography i do.
So far and a few months on, I have no regrets, i love it, from it’s super lightweight to its very useful range of 15-45mm. It has produced amazing results and the only draw back….its not wide enough. Thats when i get my Viltrox adaptor out and clamp on my Tamron 10-24mm.
All the images in the gallery below were taken with the Canon Eos M and the 15-45mm EF-M lens.