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New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:21:51 AM »
We’re told that there are two new EF-M lenses slated for release in 2018, and the first one will likely come ahead of CP+, which begins on March 1, 2018.

We weren’t told the focal length of the prime, and we don’t want to speculate either. The second EF-M lens will be a zoom. Again, no focal length was given and this will come later in the year we’re told.

We’re expecting the already leaked EOS M50 to be announced at around the same time.

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New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:21:51 AM »

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 10:37:39 AM »
What zoom could they do?

the EF-M 11-22 is pretty much perfect at what it does.
the EF-M 55-200 is not a bad performer.

So unlikely to be ultra-wide or tele zoom.


The 18-55 was discontinued, but that size of kit lens is unpopular now (people want compact lenses) so the 15-45 and the 18-150 are perfectly reasonable for their target audiences.

Could we finally be seeing the 'pro' zoom lens, which I have heard will be something like the EF-S 15-85 in range and quality (ie it won't be a fixed aperture zoom) or perhaps just a replacement for the 15-45 with, maybe, a little more speed on the long end.

We've been waiting for primes since forever, I'd like to see a fast 35mm (f/2 or better).
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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 10:38:34 AM »
I'm going to guess it'll be a 50mm prime with IS.  Probably f/2, but maybe f/2.8 to keep the size down. 

But...it could also be the recently-patented 9.5mm f/4 lens.
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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 10:45:32 AM »
What zoom could they do?
the EF-M 11-22 is pretty much perfect at what it does.

Canon recently patented an EF-M 9-18mm f/4-5.6.  A zoom starting at 14mm FFeq would be an intereseting addition, particularly if it offers similar IQ to the M11-22.


Could we finally be seeing the 'pro' zoom lens, which I have heard will be something like the EF-S 15-85 in range and quality

I could see a 15-85 variable aperture, similar in size to the 18-150, being a popular lens for the M series.
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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 11:15:00 AM »
I'm going to guess it'll be a 50mm prime with IS.  Probably f/2, but maybe f/2.8 to keep the size down. 

But...it could also be the recently-patented 9.5mm f/4 lens.

I doubt 50 mm as Canon has the EF 50 mm f/1.8 which works nicely with EOS M. About 30 mm Normal would be nice with a fast aperture.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 11:17:06 AM »
Could we finally be seeing the 'pro' zoom lens, which I have heard will be something like the EF-S 15-85 in range and quality

I could see a 15-85 variable aperture, similar in size to the 18-150, being a popular lens for the M series.

A 15-85 f/2.8-4 would be even nicer! Combined with a 55mm f/1.8, it might just be enough to persuade me to part with my Fuji system. Now that the EOS M5 has dropped a bit in price here in the UK, it might be very tempting... how does it perform with the EF-EOS M Mount Adapter?

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 11:24:18 AM »
Please complete the trinity they started with the 22.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 11:35:48 AM »
Intrigued.  Really curious about the prime but not too excited about the zoom.  With the M3, the 22 f/2 was my most use lens followed by the 55-200.  Liked the idea of the 18-150 but then I compared it to the 18-55/55-200 on TDP and passed even though some here use it and like it.  Also passed on the 15-45 and kept the 18-55 for similar reasons. 

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 11:42:05 AM »
the 15-45 needs a re-work to a full pancake styled lens such as what just about all the competition has.

there's also pretty much a need for some good zooms 15-85 or a 17-55/2.8 for the mount as well, if it's going to mirror the APS-C DSLR line.

50mm 1.8 makes the most sense from a lens standpoint, should be easy for them to do.  35/2.0 would be another one.

can't see them doing the 9mm fisheye.  too specialist for the mount.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 12:06:11 PM »
As there are already 22/2.0 and 28/3.5 available, the new 35/whatever would make this focal length range even more crowded. So my guess is rather for 40-50 mm region. Probably native pancake 40/2.8 or 40/2.0 or something like 50/1.8.
As for the zoom I would also guess 15-85 to come. It is a very popular lense on APS-C DSLRs, it makes sense to have it also for EOS M.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 12:54:46 PM »
Maybe it's the EFM version of the G1X Mark III's 15-45 f/2.8-5.6, which hopefully replaces the existing efm 15-45 f/3.5-5.6.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
We weren’t told the focal length of the prime, and we don’t want to speculate either.

But WE do :)

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2018, 01:09:10 PM »
Per analogiam to EF-S it's gonna be 60mm macro ;D Probably equipped with STM and (H)IS.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 01:27:59 PM »
Several additions would be welcome:
  • 15-85 or really anything that improves the IQ and focal length range of the 15-45
  • a real UWA, starting at 8 or 9 mm and going to ~20 mm
  • a "high end" general purpose zoom (a constant aperture f/4 or f/2.8 zoom with great IQ)

As for the prime, another pancake especially around 50 mm equivalent would be interesting.  But, generally, that just isn't how I use my M body.  It isn't used for specialty "prime lens" photography.  If I want ultimate IQ, I grab my 5D.  But, I would welcome quality additions to the lineup and appreciate that others want primes.

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Re: New EF-M Prime Likely Coming Ahead of CP+ [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 01:30:42 PM »
Probably native pancake 40/2.8 or 40/2.0 or something like 50/1.8.

wouldn't be a pancake. it's a pancake in EF because the mount registration distance is 44mm.

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 01:30:42 PM »