Up until now Canon’s EOS M system has had exactly three lenses but thanks to a newly announced addition this somewhat forgotten mirrorless system will finally have a telephoto option—in New Zealand that is. Canon New Zealand has announced a new EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 lens offering users an equivalent 148.5-540mm focal length range. That’s a lot of zoom.
Luckily though the lens also comes with image stabilization, which Canon claims is good up to 3.5 stops. Internally the lens is made up of 17 elements in 11 groups, and despite all the glass this piece of kit only weights 250 grams.
Canon has yet to announce a price for the EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 lens. There’s also no word on whether or when this lens will be available in the United States. Given the already extremely fragmented state of Canon’s EOS M series—an EOS M2 that’s primarily available in Asia and the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM users can get just about everywhere other than the US—we wouldn’t hold out much hope in seeing it come stateside.
Click past the break for more specs.
Via Canon Rumors
|Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)||23 ° 20 ‘~ 6 ° 30′ · 15 ° 40 ‘~ 4 ° 20′ · 27 ° 50 ‘~ 7 ° 50′|
|Lens constitution||17 pieces in 11 groups|
|Number of blades diaphragm||7 pieces|
|Minimum focusing distance||1m|
|Maximum magnification||0.21 times|
|Maximum length × diameter||φ60.9 × 86.5 mm|
|Camera shake compensation effect||3.5 stops|