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Canon Adds 3rd Lens To EOS-M Family

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon recently released a new lens for the EOS M system.

The Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens (pricing and ship date to be announced) will be the third lens in the EF-M series, joining the 18-55mm standard zoom and 22mm f/2 lenses that were introduced along with Canon’s EOS M camera last summer.

The EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 lens produces the equivalent of an 18-35mm focal range on full-frame (35mm) equipment.

The lens incorporates Canon’s built-in image stabilization that uses a STM motor for silent operation, while providing a three-stop shutter speed advantage.

It has a 0.15m minimum focus distance and features a retractable lens design, along with a manual focus ring. The lens also uses Canon’s Super Spectra Coatings designed to minimize ghosting and flare.

A new retractable lens design — a first for the EF lens range — locked in place by a switch, allows retracting the lens back into the barrel when not in use. This is said to keep the body slim and compact, reducing the lens length by 13mm.

Canon recommends upgrading to firmware version 2.0.0 or later in the EOS-M camera before using the EF-M 11-22mm f/4- 5.6 IS STM.