Canon is rumored to announce a new lens for EOS M cameras in the body of the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, whose specs and photo have just been leaked on the web.
One of the giants that is not doing very well in the mirrorless department is Canon. Along with Nikon, the EOS maker has struggled to make a dent in the mirrorless segment, which is dominated by the likes of Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Panasonic.
The consequence is that the Canon EOS M2 has not even been launched in the US, as the replacement for the EOS M has mostly been released in Asian markets.
Either way, the Japanese maker will not abandon this area of the digital camera business and is rumored to be on the verge of launching another EF-M-mount lens: the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM.
First photo of the Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens shows up online
The information that Canon is planning to take the wraps off of a new EF-M optic does not come alone. It is accompanied by the first photo and a preliminary specs list of the product, so this is one of those times when we can assume that an announcement event is imminent.
The new Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is said to be 22% shorter and 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, a lens aimed at APS-C-sized DSLR cameras.
Currently, the EF-M line-up is populated by three lenses: 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and 22mm f/2 STM – therefore this will become the fourth model of the series.
Its addition to the EF-M series will allow photographers to cover ultra-wide to telephoto angles and it is just one of the things that have been dearly missed by EOS M camera owners.
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will probably be announced very soon
The leaked specs list of the Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will include fast autofocus as well as support for manual focusing.
It will sport one aspherical element and one Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) element, which will reduce chromatic aberrations and other optical defects.
The new 55-200mm lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 88-320mm. Sources are reporting that the lens’ image stabilization technology will offer up to 3.5 f-stops of correction.
An exact announcement date has not been slated, although it is bound to happen in the near future, meaning that you will have to stay tuned to grab all the details!