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Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:40:17 AM »

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 June 2014 – Canon today announces a new addition to its EF-M lens range with the introduction of its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s signature optical performance, advanced Stepping Motor Technology (STM), a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, and provides a versatile 55-200mm focal range to help users get closer to the subjects they love
 
Taking you closer
The EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a diverse variety of focal lengths from 11-200mm. The perfect addition to any EOS M kit bag, the new lens opens additional creative possibilities for EOS M shooters through its suitability to capture a wide selection of scenes – from eye-catching portraits at 55mm, to wildlife at 200mm.
 
Leading optical technologies for incredible images
Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies. When shooting movies specifically, STM technology ensures smooth focus transitions, as focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near-silent focusing, giving videographers the ability to shoot movie soundtracks which capture the natural ambience of the scene in front of them. Additionally, thanks to a highly-effective 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which reduces visible camera shake, users can also shoot sharp stills while using the zoom, and steady movies while capturing action.
 
Designed to make great photography easy
Constructed of a high quality metal exterior – a trademark of the EF-M lens range – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is also compact, lightweight and portable, making it ideal for everyday use. Inside the lens, an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element delivers outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, its non-rotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters, and the full-time manual focus ring offers greater creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.
 
Key Features



  • Get closer to the action with your EOS-M camera

  • Image Stabilizer keeps images sharp

  • Compact enough to go anywhere

  • Smooth, near-silent STM focusing

  • Make quick adjustments with a manual focus ring

  • Shoot great quality images – full of sharp details and rich colour


Detailed specs are after the break.



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Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)23 ° 20 ‘~ 6 ° 30′ · 15 ° 40 ‘~ 4 ° 20′ · 27 ° 50 ‘~ 7 ° 50′
Lens constitution17 pieces in 11 groups
Number of blades diaphragm7 pieces
Minimum aperture2-32
Minimum focusing distance1m
Maximum magnification0.21 times
Filter diameter52mm
Maximum length × diameterφ60.9 × 86.5 mm
Weight260g
Camera shake compensation effect3.5 stops

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Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 12:47:43 AM »
Seems Canon is going the 3rd party way, and makes the max aperture at the longest end f/6.3, rather than f/5.6

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 12:55:13 AM »
I wonder if the price will come in at the $400-$500 range such as the EF-M 11-22mm?
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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 02:09:21 AM »
I wonder if the price will come in at the $400-$500 range such as the EF-M 11-22mm?
listed as 49000 yen which would be around 480 USD.

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 02:14:29 AM »
Seems Canon is going the 3rd party way, and makes the max aperture at the longest end f/6.3, rather than f/5.6
I suppose this is just with the EOS-M system, to keep the advantages of its small size.
Also the max aperture got smaller at minimum lenght. And this allows Canon to use a front element with smaller diameter.
I don't believe that Canon will do this wit EF-S lenses. Exept - maybe - with the super-zooms.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 02:28:09 AM »
Could be a good compact travel telephoto, but I would not pay much for it.

Where are 135 2.8 and 85 2.0 and 50 1.4 for M? Come on Canon, we need some nice primes!

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 02:31:20 AM »
Seems Canon is going the 3rd party way, and makes the max aperture at the longest end f/6.3, rather than f/5.6
I suppose this is just with the EOS-M system, to keep the advantages of its small size.
Also the max aperture got smaller at minimum lenght. And this allows Canon to use a front element with smaller diameter.
I don't believe that Canon will do this wit EF-S lenses. Exept - maybe - with the super-zooms.

this thing is pretty tiny at 60.9 × 86.5mm.

To put it in perspective - it's around the same size as the EF-S 18-55mm IS II and the 55-250mm IS STM seems huge at 70.0 x 111.2mm.





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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 02:31:20 AM »

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 02:54:18 AM »
leak in Switzerland: http://www.fotointern.ch/archiv/2014/06/17/canon-ef-m-4-5-6-355-200mm-is-stm-fuer-die-eos-m-und-die-naehe-zum-motiv/

3.5 stop IS
STM
1 UD lens element
non-turning front element

List price: CHF 398,-  [approx. USD 442 / € 327 ] ... will probably mean: USD 399,-  / € 369,-
delivery: "expected July 2014"

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2014, 02:57:02 AM »
EF-M 55-200 with specs is also listed on Canon Europe homepage:
http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/EF-M/EF_M_55-200mm_f_4.5_6.3_IS_STM/


Image size   APS-C
35mm film equivalent focal length (mm)   88-320
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)   23°20′ - 6°30′  / 15°40′ - 4°20′  / 27°50′ - 7°50′
Lens construction (elements/groups)   17/11
No. of diaphragm blades   7

Minimum aperture   22-32¹
Closest focussing distance (m)   1.0
Maximum magnification (x)   0.21 (at 200mm)

Distance Information   Yes
Image stabilizer   3.5
AF actuator   STM
Filter diameter (mm)    52
Max. diameter x length (mm)   60.9 x 86.5
Weight (g)   260

Lens Cap   E-52 II
Lens hood   ET-54B
Lens case/pouch   LP816
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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 03:13:41 AM »
Getting more excited about the EOS-M platform. The two lenses I have (22mm, and 18-55mm) have impressed me. I am looking forward at some point to the 11-22mm and this new dedicated telezoom.  My future trips to exotic locals (or at least interesting) are open to fun photography without pissing off the wife.  ++good.
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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 03:24:41 AM »
I never bothered with the EF-M 18-55 but I felt the need for something in the telephoto range to compliment the 35mm focal length equiv of the 22/2. This lens is perfect as a lightweight alternative for parties and small events where I can't be bothered lugging the big dog around.

Am I getting excited about an EF-M lens release?? What the heck is happening to me? :o

That makes three pretty solid zooms for the M mount. Now all we need is a couple more primes please! :D
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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 03:25:03 AM »
Seems Canon is going the 3rd party way, and makes the max aperture at the longest end f/6.3, rather than f/5.6
I suppose this is just with the EOS-M system, to keep the advantages of its small size.
Also the max aperture got smaller at minimum lenght. And this allows Canon to use a front element with smaller diameter.
I don't believe that Canon will do this wit EF-S lenses. Exept - maybe - with the super-zooms.

this thing is pretty tiny at 60.9 × 86.5mm.

To put it in perspective - it's around the same size as the EF-S 18-55mm IS II and the 55-250mm IS STM seems huge at 70.0 x 111.2mm.
Thanks, rrcphoto, for adding the dimensions of the lens.
That's what I meant: keeping it tiny to get full advantage of the M system small size.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 03:30:05 AM »
YESSSS, finally a tele for the M! Great news.

But... is that a plastic lens mount I see on the NZ website?? Or just black metal?
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 03:33:21 AM »
Overall a good sign, meaning Canon has not given up on EOS-M system yet.
Will be interesting to see, what Canon's will do regarding their mirrorless APS-C offering ... 

1. Will the EF-M 55-200 be offered in US?
The lens is featured on the Canon Europe homepage and on Japan, China and other Asian homepages. But not (yet?) on US homepage.
We will know the answer quite soon.

2. Will EOS M2 be offered in Europe too? In US?
Currently open to anybody's guess. Personally, I don't think so.

3. Will there be an M3?
same thing as now, just with DPAF 70D sensor + AF?
Or higher end, with EVF ... as a fully capable Fuji XT-1 competitor?
and when?
And if so ... will it be offered in Japan/China only? Or Asia? Europe? US?

My best case scenario would be a surprise "killer EOS-M3" announced in August/for photokina ... fully competitive mirrorless APS-C body [+system] in terms of sensor, AF performance, EVF, battery charge. Don't think it will happen, though. More likely, Canon will continue to snooze and lose ... and continue to watch how Sony and Fuji are nibbling away at their APS-C market share. :-)

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Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2014, 03:54:34 AM »
Overall a good sign, meaning Canon has not given up on EOS-M system yet.
Will be interesting to see, what Canon's will do regarding their mirrorless APS-C offering ... 

1. Will the EF-M 55-200 be offered in US?
The lens is featured on the Canon Europe homepage and on Japan, China and other Asian homepages. But not (yet?) on US homepage.
We will know the answer quite soon.

2. Will EOS M2 be offered in Europe too? In US?
Currently open to anybody's guess. Personally, I don't think so.

3. Will there be an M3?
same thing as now, just with DPAF 70D sensor + AF?
Or higher end, with EVF ... as a fully capable Fuji XT-1 competitor?
and when?
And if so ... will it be offered in Japan/China only? Or Asia? Europe? US?

My best case scenario would be a surprise "killer EOS-M3" announced in August/for photokina ... fully competitive mirrorless APS-C body [+system] in terms of sensor, AF performance, EVF, battery charge. Don't think it will happen, though. More likely, Canon will continue to snooze and lose ... and continue to watch how Sony and Fuji are nibbling away at their APS-C market share. :-)

Some good questions there. I think this is an interesting situation we find ourselves in. If it is indeed released in the US it would be strange and raise Qs like "why not the 11-22mm or why not the M2??" but if they stick to their guns and say "no thanks" that's essentially the end of the M in the US.

I have a feeling it will be Euro / Asia only. Otherwise there will HAVE to be a US release of the other stuff. Then they'd look stupid because it wasn't good enough for them the first time round.

I still think they should have shipped the 11-22 over there. Seems like a damn good lens and in demand.

The M2 is not really worthy of the name since all it has is faster AF and wifi / gps. Things that shoulda been in the first one really. I have a feeling the real M2 (M3) will be a global release and that's what US and Europe are waiting on? Who knows when that's coming. They'll prob wait until the 70D has aged a bit and 7D2 is out too before adding DPAF in the M.
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