Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

August 21, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 rhonda

Is chromatic aberration a problem with this lens?

I’ve read many reviews on this camera with the 18-55mm lens and no one seems to find it a big issue.

I just purchased the EOS m camera with this lens. The chromatic aberration was very bad throughout the frame even with lens correction enabled in camera. (Shooting at 45mm) Could not remove the fringing in software either. Talked to a Canon rep who felt that the lens is defective. I’ve sent it back to B&H to exchange it for another copy.

I’m hoping I’ll fare better with the next one. I would like to know if anyone else has had a problem with chromatic aberration with this lens.

4:07 am - Friday, August 23, 2013

#2 Daniel Taylor

I don’t think you had a good test sample. Mine is center sharp throughout the zoom and aperture range. The edges and corners are pretty good as well except at 18mm wide open where they’re soft, but not distractingly so for most shots. Stopping down a bit (i.e. 5.6) takes care of it.

I was surprised when I saw your test crops and read the conclusion. I think mine is better at 55mm and f/5.6 (wide open) then yours at f/11.

@ rhonda - with CA correction on I haven’t noticed any CA. If you were getting bad CA in the center you definitely had a bad copy.

4:04 pm - Friday, October 4, 2013

#3 Tim Gilding

I’m assuming in the measurements section you meant it’s 61mm, not 61cm in length, as that seems pretty incredibly long for a lens that weighs so little…

2:20 pm - Friday, August 21, 2015

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