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[Part 2] Make Use of Wide-angle Lens Characteristics

Here in [Part 2] of the series article, we will take a closer look at the characteristics of the EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens, and also the beautiful colour reproduction of the EOS M. In this series article, Seiji Mizuno, a lecturer for the "Camera Biyori" Workshop will conduct a lesson on how to capture charming aquarium photos using the EOS M, the mirrorless model that provides reassuring support for shooting at dimly-lit locations, together with the EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, a wide-angle zoom lens that is known for producing fascinating wide-angle shots. (Written & Organized by: Camera Biyori Editorial Department)

Captures a Colourful World Vividly

The contrast between the green of the waterweed and the red and blue of the fish creates a strong impression.

A shot with the lens in close contact with the water tank. The details, including the tentacles and legs, are also clearly reproduced.

Versatile Lens that Allows You to Enjoy Close-up Shots in Addition to Wide-angle Depictions

Taken at a wide-angle focal length of about 11mm. Only a wide-angle is capable of bringing out the expanse and depth from such a close distance to the tank.

Items sold at the aquarium shop. The background turned out blurry as these shots were taken at the closest focusing distance of about 15cm.

Tips for Successful Aquarium Photos

Produces wide and dynamic shots

Taken at about 11mm

Taken at about 18mm

Here, you can tell the marked difference in the area captured when the wide-angle side of a wide-angle zoom lens (left: approx. 11mm) is compared with that of a standard zoom lens (right: approx. 18mm). With a wide-angle lens, you can easily capture a wide area without the need to worry about not having enough space to move back in a narrow area, such as a small room.

EOS M (Firmware updated) & EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (35mm format equivalent: approx. 17.6-35.2mm)

Click here for more details of the EOS M firmware update

The EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, a lens designed for the compact and lightweight mirrorless EOS M, is a wide-angle zoom lens that captures a wide area .It boasts clear expressive power, while at the same time allows you to enjoy charming bokeh effects in close-up shots at a closest focusing distance of about 15cm. Yet another characteristic is its compactness and lightness that are comparable to the EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom. With the update of the EOS M firmware, the camera has become even much easier to use than before with a faster AF speed. Combining the use of a new lens, there is no doubt your photographic experience will be further enhanced!

* This article is created based on a trial model. Aspects such as the appearance and image quality may differ slightly from the actual product. Also the body colour introduced here for the EOS M is currently available only in a limited area.

To learn more of our shooting tips, come see our website and also the latest issue of the "Camera Biyori" magazine.

Seiji Mizuno

A photographer who has a deep attachment to longhorn cowfish and all types of fish, Mizuno's activities focus on works such as photos for CD jackets. At the Camera Biyori Workshop, he is in charge of the class on "Learning to Perform Corrections Using Photo Editing Software."

Camera Biyori

Camera Biyori is a Japanese photography magazine introducing charming photos and daily joy with cameras. Suggesting fun activities relating to cameras and photography, Camera Biyori editorial department also offer the "Camera Biyori Photography School" to recommend its readers to engage in photography and have fun.

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