EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM?

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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tomtom50 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,244
Notice the plastic mount

This would be a natural next lens for EF-M.

Canon is keeping the same aluminum barrel look (could actually be plastic, who knows?) but it has a plastic mount, which indicates they are taking build quality of kit-level lenses down a notch.

I think this is good news, because a slow telezoom is a lens entry-level buyers actually shell out for, and those buyers are very price sensitive. That tells me Canon may finally be getting it that mirrorless cannot cost more than DSLRs, and they need to compete with the a6000 and E-M10, which are extremely competent cameras. The Sony 55-210 f4.5 - f6.3 is very nicely finished but way too expensive. The Olympus 40-150 f4-5.6 is a plastic fantastic, optically better than the Sony and sells on discount for $120. I thyik the Olympus lens is better matched to its market than the Sony.

+1 to those who wonder if it will be Asia-only. The limited release of the 11-22mm is a bad precedent.

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