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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
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