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June 17, 2014
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Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Construction And MFT Charts

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens construction

Canon Japan posted the lens construction and MFT charts for the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM for EOS M systems.

[via DicaHub]

EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM MFT charts

  • Compactness and precision image quality is achieved through a new type of 5-group zoom system making use of short back focus and aspheric lens
  • Uses a UD lens to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range
  • The focusing mechanism employs a stepping motor and lead screw to provide quiet and smooth movie servo AF for shooting movies
  • Image Stabilizer equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster
  • Maintains the EF-M lens design concept of projecting from the mount in a straight form
  • Lens disposition and coatings are optimized to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Uses a 7-blade circular aperture for exquisite blurred areas
  • Fast autofocus is achieved for still images using a rear focus system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm
Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) 23 ° 20 ‘~ 6 ° 30′ · 15 ° 40 ‘~ 4 ° 20′ · 27 ° 50 ‘~ 7 ° 50′
Lens constitution 17 pieces in 11 groups
Number of blades diaphragm 7 pieces
Minimum aperture 2-32
Minimum focusing distance 1m
Maximum magnification 0.21 times
Filter diameter 52mm
Maximum length × diameter φ60.9 × 86.5 mm
Weight 260g
Camera shake compensation effect 3.5 stages
(CIPA guideline compliant)

 

June 17, 2014
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Officially Announced: Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM For EOS M

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Leaked yesterday, Canon’s new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM for the EOS M system (price & specs) is officially presented on Canon’s New Zealand site:

A compact telephoto zoom lens that inherits the EF-M lens design and portability.

With design and portability characteristics of the EOS M series, you can easily enjoy the world of telephoto zoom lens shooting in a compact and lightweight body with the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. This EF-M lens features a built-in Image Stabilizer so you can capture images from a distance in sharp, crisp quality and a built-in stepping motor (STM) for silent and smooth Autofocus. Used in combination with an EF-M standard lens, a wide range of shooting scenes can be covered with the EOS M series.

There is a product brochure you can download here.. Sample pics are also available, click here and scroll down.

  • Compactness and precision image quality is achieved through a new type of 5-group zoom system making use of short back focus and aspheric lens
  • Uses a UD lens to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range
  • The focusing mechanism employs a stepping motor and lead screw to provide quiet and smooth movie servo AF for shooting movies
  • Image Stabilizer equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster
  • Maintains the EF-M lens design concept of projecting from the mount in a straight form
  • Lens disposition and coatings are optimized to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Uses a 7-blade circular aperture for exquisite blurred areas
  • Fast autofocus is achieved for still images using a rear focus system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithm
Focal length 55-200mm
Max Aperture f/4.5-6.3
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.0m
Maximum Magnification 0.21x
Dimensions 60.9 x 86.5mm
Weight Approx. 260g
Included Accessories Lens cap E-52 II, Lens dust cap EB
June 16, 2014
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New Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens For EOS M System Coming In Few Days

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be announced in a few days

Digicame-info (translated) spotted the leak.

EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

- [...] molded aspherical lens and one UD lens
-  22% shorter compared to the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
- 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM
- image stabilisation up to 4 stops
- Faster AF thru optimisation of the algorithm of the drive system
- Full-time manual focus
- Hood ET-54B

The EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is compact and lightweight lens, 22% shorter and 31% lighter than the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM. The lens weights 260g and has a total length of 87mm. Appears to be a pretty compact and light tele zoom. And with optimised AF speed. Great news for EOS M owners. And no one saw it come ;-)

Let’s hope Canon will release this lens world-wide, and not just for the Asian market as they did with the EOS M2.

[via DCI]

June 14, 2014
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Canon Acquires Milestone to Make Major Advance in Network Video Surveillance Business

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 13, 2014 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon Europe has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best-in-class video management software expertise.

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June 12, 2014
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Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Pre-Order & Ships World-Wide (Fastest Lens For EOS M)

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • For APS-C Image Sensors
  • Concave Front Lens Element
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5′
  • Filter Thread: 67mm

The world’s fastest lens with native Canon EOS M mount, the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85,  can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo for $2,079.99, and ships to everywhere (shipping costs depend by your location). For other mount types click here.

Image samples can be found at handevision.de/en/impressions/.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Product description after the break.

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June 10, 2014
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25 Years Since The First Canon EOS-1 Camera

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Canon commemorates 25 years since launch of flagship-model EOS-1 series SLR cameras.

Canon press release:

TOKYO, June 10, 2014—Canon Inc. today commemorated the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship-model lineup of the Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras, which debuted in 1989.

In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world’s first AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, using electrical signals to control such functions as autofocusing and aperture adjustment. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced the top-of-the-line professional-model EOS-1. Created to satisfy the advanced demands of professional photographers, the camera marked the inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Based on the EOS concept of delivering automated performance in accordance with the will of the user, the EOS-1 featured cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, high durability, robustness and reliability.

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