Hey, this is Scott of Photography Banzai. Recently had some comments
on my previous videos about the EF-M 22mm lens and the EF-M 32mm lens.
They’ve wanted some type of comparison with those
two different lenses. Let’s get started. I bought a dual-camera bracket just for
this, so I could have the two M50s side-by-side. Build quality wise, they’re
extremely similar. They even focus in a similar way. You have an inner barrel
that moves back and forth from the main barrel of the lens.
They’re both plastic materials. Or some type of composite material
with metal mounts. One interesting thing about the 32mm lens is that it has a switch
on the barrel to limit your focus. The 22 does not have that feature, but it does
not need it. With the minimum focus distance the 22 actually focuses closer
than the 32mm lens. Even though the 32 does have that limiter switch and
it can focus closer than a lot of lenses of its similar focal length. The filter
thread on both lenses is the same. The 43mm… For the first outing with
the dual camera bracket I went to a place called Peace Plaza. Very nice area.
It’s close to the camera shop that I go to. Easy quick photos with that. I just had
the dual camera bracket. Tried to get some examples for you about (FOV). Now,
with 22 versus 32 on a crop camera. You can see the different perspective with
those lenses. Obviously you have a wider (FOV) versus a narrower
(FOV). Also keep in mind that you can focus closer and you can adjust
your position to get similar photos. Even though you can adjust to your position
with the lenses to get similar photos… They will not be the same regardless.
It’s just differences in focal lengths. The backgrounds will look different.
The foregrounds will look different slightly. Really depends on which look you like
best. Another thing to consider with these lenses is aperture. Basically
maximum aperture. In this case, the 32mm lens has more versatility
because it has the larger aperture. In darker situations you will have less
noise if you do use that larger aperture. I tried these two different lenses in
video situations. You can look at the focus. You can look at the (FOV).
Now, they were not right in line. I did use the two cameras again. I didn’t
switch out the lenses. But you’ll get a little shift in perspective. You should
still get an idea of which lens might work best for you in a video situation.
With the video I did not switch on the limiter for the 32mm lens. But
regardless, they seemed to focus relatively similar. I do think the 32 is
a bit slower in general for video situations, but that can be a benefit in
some cases. So I’m going to change to the aperture on lens but leave all our
settings the same. You can see the difference in exposure for that lens. Definitely
helps out in some situations. Now we have the 32mm lens set to F/1.4.
Everything else is the same. See the difference… With the last outing I went
hard mode. tried to do vlogging with this setup. Worked out decently well. I had four
different cameras trying to film all of that with different perspectives. Fun to try
out, but my arm got tired quick! Oh man, this is heavy… Here we go… So you can get an idea of how they look
in a situation like this when it’s at arm’s length. So yeah… Arm’s length with the two lenses
two cameras… three cameras… four cameras. I donno…
So many cameras. I did record some 4k video with this
setup. You get the idea with the crop-in on the M50 plus the two different lenses.
They were in full manual focus. I did focusing with a zoom-in feature
and this is it… Image quality wise, it’s pretty challenging
to get a good result. I did make an attempt. But there are factors like
sample variation. Shaking the photo if I’m hand-holding them. Even with the dual
camera bracket you have the different perspectives of course. After looking at
the photos. The ones where I shifted my position for the photos… I do think the
32mm lens gives me higher quality results. Even at the full maximum
aperture. All that said, I don’t think image quality is something to consider
in this case. Both lenses produce nice results. I do think, in general, if you
care about this the 32 will give you more detail in your photos. All that
said, what are the main factors when deciding on one lens or the other if you
can’t buy both focal? Focal length in this case is the most important factor. And
then after that it’s the aperture. With the F/1.4 you’re going to get more light
in general into your sensor. If you do have the adapter for the system you can
consider EF or EF-S lenses that give you a similar (FOV) to the 32
millimeter lens. You could potentially save some money in that case. And then
also buy the 22. Although there is something to be said about native glass.
In this case the 32 is designed for these cameras and it’ll work as best as
possible. From my personal perspective I’ve always found a 35mm
equivalent lens’s pretty challenging to use. So I am a little bias against the 22mm lens just based on the focal length. But over the years I’ve found
situations where it has worked well. Generally the 32 helps out because I do
have the 11 to 22. In that case if I want to use 22 in a lot of situations like
vlogging. It’s right on there with the zoom lens. All this footage where I’m
talking to you about the lenses is with the 32mm lens. It works well in
my situation based on how much room I have to film. Of course I could use the
22 just as well if I had more room. Overall, I do prefer the 32mm lens over the 22 just based on what I do with the lenses with my cameras. Hope you enjoyed this video
on the two different lenses. I’m Scott from Photography Banzai. If you did enjoy this video…
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