Kamlan Announce 50mm f/1.1 II and 21mm f/1.8 Lenses For Canon EOS M (and other mirrorless systems)


Taiwanese manufacturer Kamlan announced two lenses for APS-C mirrorless systems.

The 50mm f/1,1 II and 21mm f/1.8 lenses will be available for Canon EOS-M, Sony E, Fuji X, MFT mounts. The company also announced they plan to develop lenses for the new Nikon Z and Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless systems.

Kamlan lenses are available on Amazon US, Amazon DE,  Amazon UK


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It’s Finally Coming: Viltrox 0.71x Speed Booster For The Canon EOS M System

Speed Booster

This has to be categorised under “good and hot news”.

Viltrox will soon release a 0.71x speed booster for the Canon EOS M system. If you do not know what a speed booster does have a look at the short video below by Kinotika. Spoiler: your APS-C EOS M will perform close to a full frame camera. Who needs a Canon EOS R?

Viltrox products are available on Amazon.

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for EOS M in Stock and Ready to Ship

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM
Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM at a glance:
  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 51.2mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Gear-Type STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

The fasted Canon lens for the EOS M system is in stock and ready to ship for $479 at major US sellers: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama.

Canon announces the fastest aperture lens for the EOS M system, EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM

EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM

Pre-orders start September 12, 2018, get notified when they are available. For pre-order notification for all new Canon gear announced today see here.

The EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM will be available for purchase in late September 2018 for an estimated retail price of $479.99.

Press release:

Canon Introduces New Lens Featuring The Largest and Fastest Aperture in The EF-M Lens Family

New EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM Expands Canon’s Robust Lineup of EF-M Lenses Aimed at Entry and Enthusiast-Level Photographers

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 5, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced a new EF-M wide angle fixed-focal-length lens, the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM. The EF-M lens is both compact and lightweight, serving as an ideal addition for any photographer shooting with an EOS-M series camera. Entry and enthusiast-level photographers who are passionately seeking to take their photography skills to the next-level will find this lens to be a great addition for portraiture, landscapes or general travel photography.

“As Canon continues to expand the company’s EF-M lineup, it is very important that users are provided the tools they desire for a variety of shooting situations,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens delivers great image quality in a compact and lightweight form factor, allowing photographers to capture the images they envision when they pick up their camera.”

The EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens is the second EF-M lens to feature a large-aperture, delivering stunning bokeh with a soft blurred background that helps photographers isolate their subjects. In addition, the 32mm focal length converts to approximately 51m in 35mm format, providing an angle-of-view close to the field-of-view of the human eye.

Additional noteworthy features of the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens include:

  • 14 elements in eight groups, including a glass molded aspherical lens
  • Super Spectra Coating technology and optimized lens element placement helps minimize ghosting and flaring
  • Lead gear-type STM stepping motor to help provide smooth and quiet focus operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting video
  • Wide focusing ring with full-time manual focus capabilities
  • Compact and lightweight design: maximum diameter of 60.9mm, total length of 50.5mm and approximate weight of 235g
  • Maximum magnification of 0.25x and minimum focusing distance of 0.23m
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Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for EOS M System Gets Another Mention, Announcement Soon

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM EF-M 22mm Canon Lenses

Nokishita suggests that Canon might very soon announce the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for the Canon EOS M system. A welcome addition to the EF-M lens lineup in any case. This will be the fastest Canon lens for the EOS M system.

A new and fast prime lens for the Canon EOS M system was rumored since a while and an announcement expected. A much needed lens for the EOS M system, in my opinion. So far the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens was the only Canon offering if you wanted a fast prime with auto-focus. Other manufacturer make manual focusing lenses up to f/1.2 with native EF-M mount.

Samyang 85mm f/1.8 UMC CS announced (Canon EOS M System)

Samyang MF 85mm F/1.8

Samyang (aka Rokinon, and other brand names) announce the Samyang 85mm f/1.8 UMC CS lens for mirrorless camera systems, Canon EOS M included. The Samyang 85mm f/1.8 will be available in September 2018.

Press release:

Samyang unveils the MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C crop sensors

Samyang Optics launches a new manual-focus lens for mirrorless shooters: The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed for use with APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras in the following mounts: Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, and Micro-Four-Thirds. It is competitively priced and light-weight. This medium telephoto lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s manual focus series and also boasts beautiful out of focus bokeh and availability for a variety of cameras.

Ideal portrait lens, with a fast, bright maximum aperture

This manual-focus 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is a medium telephoto lens, with a similar angle of-view to a 135mm lens when compared to full-frame cameras. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed with 9 lens elements in 7 groups and it delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. A high-refractive and an extra-low dispersion element, along with Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) help minimise chromatic aberrations and deliver clear, vibrant images. This lens is ideal for portraits, with beautiful bokeh from its floating-element system. Its low-light performance and shallow depth-of-field are especially useful features.

Wide range of uses, with crystal-clear resolution

The compact and light-weight design offers the portability and comfort needed for a long day’s shooting. This lens would be the ideal choice for keen photographers who want to capture everyday moments in high-resolution. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS has a host of features including its outstanding optical performance. Its wide range of uses include portraits and other close-ups such as food, as well as landscapes and many other situations.

More fun with Manual Focus lenses

The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is perfect for shooters who want to have more involvement and express their own characteristics through their images. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS weighs in at just over 300g and measures approximately 8cm long (without the hood and lens caps). Photographers can expect superb, emotional and unique images from this compact companion.