The subject of today’s article is the best travel lens for Canon m50 cameras on the market right now. Due to the Canon m50 being an instant hit with the photography community as well as a ton of vloggers choosing to pick it up as an upgrade over their G7X it is no surprise that we are seeing people reach out to ask for advice on travel lenses for the camera.
When we sat down to plan out this article we really struggled to settle on just one single lens so we have decided to feature two. The first lens is an excellent wide angle lens that will let you capture any epic landscape vistas that you see in all their glory while the second lens is more of an all in one lens that can be a great choice depending on what you are after while traveling.
The Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM Lens
Coming from Canon you can rest assured that the build quality of the lens is second to none offering both a robust lens as well as a lens that is very easy to use. Both the manual focus and manual zoom rings on the lens are very easy to use allowing you to perfect your image quality to exactly what you want throughout its range of wide-angle focal lengths without needing to waste time messing around.
Although the low light performance of the lens has received a little criticism over the years we feel the image above, as well as the one later in the article, does a good job of showcasing the capabilities of the lens. Now one thing that we would like to point out is that keeping your m50 as still as possible when trying to capturing photographs with the Canon EF-M 11-22mm at night definitely helps improve the overall image quality. Our article on the best tripods for the Canon m50 may be helpful for you if you are looking to add some image stabilization to your camera rig to help improve low light performance.
As we are specifically looking for a travel lens for your Canon m50 the size and weight of your lens will come into play as you have to count it in your baggage allowance for air travel. The lens itself comes in at around 6.3 x 3.8 x 3.7 in and weighs in at only 7.8 ounces making it ideal to simply slip in your travel bag or your photography kit bag and go about your business as required without even noticing you have added it due to it being so lightweight.
If you are looking to up your travel photography game while using your Canon m50 then we would highly recommend that you pick up the Canon EF-M 11-22mm. It is perfect for all those epic landscape views that you are likely to see and allow you to capture them forever in great detail with minimal effort.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Canon EF-M 11-22mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
The image above offers a good idea of what you are able to expect from the lower zoom levels of the lens when using it at around the 18mm setting to get more of a wide-angle photograph from the lens. Just keep in mind that the Canon EF-M 11-22mm (Click here to check for product prices and availability) covered first in the article will beat this lens for landscape photographs any day of the week.
The image below shows the type of image that you are able to expect from the Canon EF-M 18-150mm when using it at its higher zoom ranges operating between 100-150mm to zoom in on any wildlife that you may see while on your travels.
If you are planning to do any kind of safari or wildlife photography while traveling then it is highly advised that you try to pick up the Canon EF-M 18-150mm as it can still provide decent landscape photographs but the Canon EF-M 11-22mm covered first in the article doesn’t stand a chance at matching the Canon EF-M 18-150mm for zoomed-in photographs of animals.
Only you know what you are planning on getting up on your trip but either of these lenses will be able to up your travel photography performance and let you capture some once in a lifetime photographs with your Canon m50 that will last a lifetime.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Canon EF-M 18-150mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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