Passion for the Camera: Canon EF-M11-22mm F4-5.6 IS STM (2)

By Shinya Yoshimori

Look at photographs by the author with the lens

When choosing a standard zoom lens, it is important for me that the minimum focal distance covers 24mm equivalent. If it covers just 28mm equivalent, I can’t get a wide shot as I expect (in terms of angle of view and perspective).

But when shooting in a filed or inside or outside a building, I cannot be happy with the minimum focal distance of the standard zoom lens: I want a wide zoom lens that dynamically captures a wider area. Covering 24mm equivalent and containing less than 20mm equivalent, or “the ultra wide angle”, are clearly different in angle of view or the way they photograph the space.

In this post I will show you photographs that I took in a zoo in the suburb of Tokyo this spring. The sky was clear and green leaves were beautiful. The wide zoom lens gave me an open atmosphere. It felt good.



Shinya Yoshimori

He is a professional photographer in Japan. He comments on cameras and lenses and is regarded in the industry as the man who likes cameras the most in the world. He loves everything about cameras from taking photos to seeing to touching to buying and dreaming of cameras. Not surprisingly, he collects a variety of cameras from digital to compact to classical to silver salt. The column title expresses his deep passion for them in his native accent (Hiroshima in western Japan)―Washa camera ga sukinajya (I love cameras).


New name: the title of Yoshimori’s column has been slightly changed from “My Passion is the Camera”.

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