Canon has announced a new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens. As the press information states, it’s the first high-powered zoom in the EOS M range. Also the built-in IS promises up to four-stops of image stabilization and the lens, on the whole, should feel so familiar to those who know about Canon’s APS-C lens line-up.
The EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens from Canon is an 8.3x zoom designed for the EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 28.8-240mm equiv: focal length. A sophisticated optical design is employed to maintain a compact, lightweight form factor with consistent, even illumination and also sharpness throughout the zoom range. Benefitting multimedia shooters, an STM stepping AF motor is employed for the quick, smooth, and near-silent focusing performance that’s especially useful for video applications.
It covers angles of view equiv: to 29-240mm in 35mm format, making it suitable for use when shooting subjects as diverse as portraits, cityscapes and landscapes, sports and wildlife and social events. The optical design consists of 17 elements in 13 groups and a 7-bladed iris diaphragm closes to a circular aperture for attractive bokeh when shooting with a shallow depth of field.
The EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is 86.5 mm long and has a diameter of 60.9 mm. It’ll accepts 55 mm diameter filters. The closest focusing distance is 25 cm between the 18mm and 50mm focal lengths and 45 cm at 150mm. The max: magnification at 150mm is 0.31x. The lens is supplied with front and end caps.
The Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens will sell for $500 in December in graphite and silver.