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I used the 18-150 STM extensively while on a extended trip lớn Arizona as well as here in Canadomain authority. I used it in a wide variety of settings & got a good sense of its capabilities. Read on to lớn find out more!Build & Design
In this video I break down the overall build, thiết kế, và features of the lens. It will give sầu you a good sense of the lens itself.
The 18-150 STM essentially borrows the body toàn thân from the 55-200 STM. They are physically near identical. They are both 2.4” (60.9mm) in diameter, và one is 3.4” (86.36mm) while the 55-200 is 3.41” (86.5mm) long. That fraction of a milimet is imperceptible. What is perceptual is the difference in weight. While both are light, the 18-150 STM feels a little denser at 10.6 oz (301g) vs. 9.17oz (260g). This is due to lớn the 18-150 STM having a slightly denser optical formula. Both have sầu 17 elements, but they are in 13 groups rather than 11 in the 18-150 STM. Both have seven rounded aperture blades.
The 55-200 STM is optically impressive, but the one thing I’ve sầu lamented is its somewhat uninspiring minimum focus distance (3.28 feet or 1 meter) & the resulting pedestrian 0.21x maximum magnification. It just often feels lượt thích you should be able khổng lồ get closer than you can. The 18-150 STM solves that problem by cutting the minimum focus distance in half (1.5 feet or .45m) & thus getting a much more satisfying 0.31x maximum magnification despite having a shorter maximum focal length. This near 1/3rd life kích cỡ figure adds a LOT of versatility lớn the lens, và it seems lớn perform quite well near minimum focus. Here’s a look comparing the magnification of the two lenses:
I will note that the build quality of Canon’s EF-M lenses has declined since the release of the 18-55mm STM, 22mm STM, & 11-22milimet STM lenses. They feel a bit more plasticky now, and have sầu plastic lens mounts rather than the metal ones employed on the earlier lenses. I used khổng lồ be able to lớn say that the EF-M lenses were better made than their EF-S counterparts, but that’s not really the case anymore. For those keeping score, this lens says, “Made in Malaysia” stamped into the mount.