[Rumor] EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake & 18-135mm STM Specification Leaked

Rebel T4i/650D with 18-135mm STM lens - image: www.canonpricewatch.com

Thanks to reader nini we can post the supposed specs of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake and the 18-135mm STM, both expected to be announced tomorrow, Friday 8th. The specifications have been published on Japanese site digicame-info (Google translated). If I got it right, they received the specs from an anonymous source. Here they are (this is machine-translated text, I made some corrections):

  • EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM [see image above]

- [...] new focus by (STM) stepping motor and six-group zoom
– Greatly improved performance [of] video AF
– AF achieve smooth video recording of a moving subject in combination with the EOS Kiss X6i[Rebel T4i/EOS 650D]
– Adopted a single sheet and high-precision aspherical lens 1 UD lens, achieving high image quality compared with conventional models
– The first with a dynamic IS valid when shooting motion
– Stage 4 minute camera shake correction in terms of shutter speed

  • EF40mm F2.8 STM specs [see image below]
    – The thinnest and lightest lens in the EF line-up
    – [...] smooth and quiet AF drive [adopting a] (STM) stepping motor
    – 22.8mm Length
    – 130 grams in weight
    – [...] one glass mold aspherical lens
    – 7-blade circular aperture
    – noise reduction control is [achieved] adopt[ing a] micro-step drive to the diaphragm mechanism
    – Minimum focusing distance is 0.3m
    – full-time manual focus adjustment is possible to focus one-shot AF

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