It seems like all we have seen from Canon in regards to their native EF-M mount lenses has been varying levels of consumer grade variable aperture zoom lenses, with a few notable exceptions, and today’s announcement is no different. The company announcing a new 18-150mm F/3.5-6.3 today along with their new top-end EOS M5 camera.
Featuring 17 elements in 13 groups, the new 18-150mm F/3.5-6.3 IS STM is the new defacto all-in-one zoom option for EOS M shooters looking for one lens to shoot virtually any subject, near or far. When paired with an EOS M camera, the lens produces an effective full frame equivalent of 27mm to 225mm zoom range.
The lens also features a 55mm front filter thread, and a minimum focusing distance at 18mm of .82 feet and at 150mm of 1.48 feet. Overall, for that photographer who needs a small all in one solution for daytime shooting this looks like it will be a good option for current EOS-M shooters or any new EOS M5 converts.
In terms of pricing and availability the lens is expected to be available in December and will retail for $499. Stay tuned for pre-order links and a possible review later on.