Canon EOS-M Limps Into Telephoto

(news & commentary)


In Japan Canon today announced the 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens for the EOS M mount, finally bringing a native telephoto lens to the system and growing the lens offerings to a whopping four. 

The good news is that Canon seems serious about trying to keep size and weight down. Compared to the EF-S version of that lens, the EOS-M version is about four-fifths as long and about two-thirds the weight. Yet we get full time manual focus override and a built in IS system with a CIPA rating of 3.5 stops. 

The lens will be available in Japan in July for 49,000 yen (~US$480). 

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