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Canon announces two EF-M lenses to accompany EOS M mirrorless camera

Jul 23, 2012 at 04:00 GMT

Canon has announced two lenses for the EF-M mount used for the first time by its EOS M mirrorless camera. The first lenses will be a EF-M 22mm F2.0 STM 'pancake' prime and an EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM stabilized standard zoom lens. Both are built around a STM linear stepping motors to drive focus. The EF-M 22mm F2.0 offers a field-of-view equivalent to a 35mm lens on a 135 film camera, while the 18-55mm offers around 29-88mm equivalent coverage. Both feature metal lens barrels and focus-by-wire manual focus.

Both lenses are covered in our hands-on preview of the Canon EOS M. Click here to read more about both the EF-M 22mm F2 STM and the EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 STM IS.


Press Release:

Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM and Canon EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 STM IS

Canon EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 STM IS Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM

In addition to compatibility with Canon’s existing EF lenses1, accessories and Speedlites, the EOS M launches with its own bespoke range of compact accessories. Two new EF-M lenses offer portability and high performance when using the new model – the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens. Both feature new Stepper Motor technology for exceptionally smooth AF performance, as well as precision Canon optics, while their compact designs offer the perfect form-factor to complement the camera’s pocket-sized body.