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Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
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24 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: rogerslade (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


I was a bit doubtful about buying this lens as I had heard various reports about it - some good, some bad but I wanted a wide angle zoom for a trip to Rome but did not want to spend a fortune.

Good wide angle coverage with acceptable distortion. Contrast and definition when closed down proved to be extremely good.

Not very solidly constructed although it did survive being dropped 3 feet onto concrete by my wife! Prone to flare so a lens hood is essential. Wide open apertures best avoided.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: marty01_uk (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


I can see where they ar coming from with this lens.but by making it so small and light they have ruined what could have ben an excellent lens lack of contrast throughout the zoom range and lots of vignetting at wide.It needs to be used at at least f8...

Cheap light wide andgle zoom

no good till you get to f8 build quality

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: Xpose_biz (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


I first got this lens when I bought my Canon D60 digital SLR and this makes an attractive cheap option for a first short range zoom. The 22mm end is short enough to get you good indoor shots and up close people work, the 55mm just long enough to reach...

Light, cheap, versatile.

Build quality. Soft when shot wide open. Needs a lot of light to perform at its best.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: stan_g (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


Very small and light, inexpensive

Slow AF, slowish aperture

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


An compact standard zoom lens, designed for IX 240 SLR cameras, EOS IX series. However, this lens is fully compatible with 35mm EOS series SLR cameras as well. Featuring both an ultra-wide-angle 22mm focal length and compact optical system, this lens...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: qchan (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


I love this lens. It has a fast AF (faster than my EF 50mm 1.8), its very light weight and compact and the best thing is it has the absolute unique focal lengths ranging from 22 to 55mm. And the price is even better. Yes it is cheap, and therefore it's...

Zoom Range Fast AF Light & Compact (I love plastic!)

Slow Aperture

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: R_ N (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


Really decent performance for what it is. A good budget choice. At f8, f11: slides looked sharp and contrasty edge to edge w/ 8x loupe. I was pleasantly suprised by its performance. Bought this lens 'cos it was as cheap as a filter and because Canon...

Very reasonable budget choice for wide angle. Compact size. Nice wide-angle complement to a lightweight, low-cost kit. 58 mm filter size.

Filter rotates while focusing, making use of circular polarizer a 2-handed operation. Manual focusing a bit tricky, but manageable. Has USM, but not full time manual focusing. Does not match performance of more expensive primes and zooms. I would say...

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: LabRat (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


I bought this lens 'cause it was cheap for a wide angle and i found it very good for this price. I made very sharp images with it, of course at f/8 or so, but in landscape, these f/stop are very usual. Distortion is not so bad at 22mm but is very high...

Light Cheap Sharp at f/8 + Good AF

Slow distortion at 55mm

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: Wes Dobson (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


It''s . . . ok. I''ve taken a few rolls with this sucker, and I do have to say that the quality of the images I took from it were better than I expected. Distortion is a problem. But, I just don''t know about this plastic 4-5.6 stuff. Made in Taiwan....

Light Cheap Decent images 22mm is pretty wide and 55mm is just about normal

Distortion Slow Plastic Image quality just isn''t anywhere near a GOOD zoom or a prime.

May, 2002

Consumer review by: Madcat (

Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM


This is a really affordable wide angle zoom from Canon. Build quality is not so good but you get what you pay for.

Good zoom range. Fast & silent focusing (thanks to USM technology). No vignetting as I can see.

Heavy distortion! You can see the barrel dstortion at 22mm and the pincushion distortion at 55mm in your viewfinder!

Feb, 2002