Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 Review (excellent sharpness even wide open, DPReview)

Canon EF-M 32mm

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

DPReview reviewed the Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4, Canon’s latest lens for the EOS M system.

The Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 seems to be cute little performer, not an L lens but for sure one of Canon’s better user oriented lenses. From the conclusion:

Focusing performance is good and optical performance is solid across the aperture range. This kind of lens begs to be shot at wide apertures, and it’s good to find that sharpness is excellent, even at F1.4. Coma is also extremely well-controlled, making this lens useful for wide-aperture cityscapes and probably also astrophotography, as well as more everyday subjects like portraiture. Occasional LoCA might be a concern depending on what you shoot, but it’s well-controlled compared to results from most competitive lenses.

[…] the EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM […] takes up little space, and is clearly quite capable of delivering great results across many different situations. If Canon builds out the EF-M range with additional prime options of a similar standard, we may be looking at a very different system before long. Read the review…

Let’s hope those lenses come sooner than later.

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4:

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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


[via Mirrorless Rumors via Mobile01]

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.