Melville, NY—Canon announced an addition to its EF-M lens range in the UK, Republic of Ireland. Its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens—the EF-M 55–200mm f/4.5–6.3 IS STM—is designed for Canon’s EOS M compact system camera and is geared for capturing a variety of scenes, from portraits at 55mm to wildlife at 200mm.
The lens features Canon’s Stepping Motor technology (STM) and a 3.5-stop optical image stabilizer for enhanced performance whether shooting still photos or video. When shooting movies, STM is designed to ensure smooth focus transitions, as focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near silent focusing, allowing videographers to shoot movie soundtracks that capture the natural ambience of the scene.
Constructed with a metal exterior—a trademark of the EF-M lens range—the EF-M 55–200mm f/4.5–6.3 IS STM is compact and lightweight. It uses an ultra-low dispersion (UD) element to aid in delivering image quality throughout its zoom range, and a nonrotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters. Additionally, a full-time manual focus ring offers creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.
The new lens joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a variety of focal lengths from 11–200mm.
The EF-M 55–200mm f/4.5–6.3 IS STM has an SRP of $530 U.S. usa.canon.com