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There Will Be Wider And Longer Canon STM Lenses With IS, Says Canon Exec

Canon STM Lenses
Canon’s 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens (price & specs)

There will be more Canon STM lenses, wide angles and telephotos, and they may have image stabilization. In an interview Masato Okada, Executive Officer – Deputy Chief Executive – ICP Group 1 Canon Inc., confirmed Canon’s commitment to STM (Stepping Motor) lenses and videography. As you most probably know, STM lenses focus near to silent, avoiding disturbing noise when continuously autofocusing while shooting video. Mr. Okada said that “it is possible that [there will be] STM lens [with] wider and longer focal length“, and that Canon “consider producing wider and longer STM lenses after passing through optical design process“. Another Canon executive, Naoya Kaneda, Senior General Manager ICP Development Center 1, added: “it’s also possible that STM lenses will be equipped with IS”.

Currently there are four Canon STM lenses:

[via Exposure Magazine] Canon STM Lenses

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