Despite the launch of four RF and two EF-mount lenses, Canon is out to show that it's still committed to the EF-M system. Today the company announced the EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM, which will cost $479.99 when it is available later this month, and offers an equivalent focal length of just over 50mm when attached to an M-series mirrorless body.

Press Release:

CANON INTRODUCES NEW LENS FEATURING THE LARGEST AND FASTEST APERTURE IN THE EF-M LENS FAMILY

New EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM Expands Canon’s Robust Lineup of EF-M Lenses

Aimed at Entry and Enthusiast-Level Photographers

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 5, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced a new EF-M wide angle fixed-focal-length lens, the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM. The EF-M lens is both compact and lightweight, serving as an ideal addition for any photographer shooting with an EOS-M series camera. Entry and enthusiast-level photographers who are passionately seeking to take their photography skills to the next-level will find this lens to be a great addition for portraiture, landscapes or
general travel photography.

“As Canon continues to expand the company’s EF-M lineup, it is very important that users are provided the tools they desire for a variety of shooting situations,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens delivers great image quality in a compact and lightweight form factor, allowing photographers to capture the images they envision when they pick up their camera.”

The EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens is the second EF-M lens to feature a large-aperture, delivering stunning bokeh with a soft blurred background that helps photographers isolate their subjects. In addition, the 32mm focal length converts to approximately 51m in 35mm format, providing an angle-of-view close to the field-of-view of the human eye.

Additional noteworthy features of the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens include:

  • 14 elements in eight groups, including a glass molded aspherical lens
  • Super Spectra Coating technology and optimized lens element placement helps minimize ghosting and flaring
  • Lead gear-type STM stepping motor to help provide smooth and quiet focus operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting video
  • Wide focusing ring with full-time manual focus capabilities
  • Compact and lightweight design: maximum diameter of 60.9mm, total length of
    50.5mm and approximate weight of 235g
  • Maximum magnification of 0.25x and minimum focusing distance of 0.23m

Availability and Pricing

The EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM will be available for purchase in late September 2018 for an estimated retail price of $479.99*. Included accessories for the new lens are Canon lens cap E-43, lens hood ES-60 and lens case LP-1014. For additional information about the new lens or to learn more about the complete lineup of Canon EF-M lenses, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length32 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountCanon EF-M
Aperture
Maximum apertureF1.4
Minimum apertureF16
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Optics
Elements14
Groups8
Special elements / coatingsAspherical elements + Super Spectra Coating
Focus
Minimum focus0.23 m (9.06)
Maximum magnification0.25×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight235 g (0.52 lb)
Diameter61 mm (2.4)
Length57 mm (2.24)
SealingNo
Filter thread43 mm