Canon today announces a new lens for its EOS M mirrorless system, the 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom. Together with the 11-22mm, which is equivalent to an 18-35mm lens on 35mm full-frame, Canon also announces firmware 2.0 for its (currently only) EOS M mirrorless camera. The firmware promises to boost AF speed, and fixes a bug that causes the EOS M to freeze when the new 11-22mm lens is used. Details after the break.
EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM Lens Specs
|Focal length (35mm-equivalent)||11-22mm (18-35mm)|
|Max./Min. Aperture||f4-5.6 / f22-f32|
|Lens elements / groups||12 / 9|
|Min. focusing distance/td>||0.15 m / 0.5 ft|
|Image stabilization||Optical, 3 stops|
|Focusing||Autofocus (silent, video-compatible STM), manual|
|Size and weight||D / L: 61mm (2.4″) / 58mm (2.3″); W: 220g (7.8 oz)|
The EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens will be available in the UK and Europe from July for an MSRP of GBP 379.99 / EUR 449.99. We have no information yet on pricing and availability in the US or elsewhere.
Canon EOS M firmware 2.0
The firmware upgrade will boost the AF shutter speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster. It delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and will become available at the end of June 2013.
Further improvements are:
– When using FlexiZone Multi AF and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Speed improvement is dependent upon shooting conditions and lens.
– The firmware upgrade also corrects a rare phenomenon that causes the EOS M controls to become unresponsive when the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is used.
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