Third-party lens maker Viltrox has recently added three new fast prime lenses with autofocus for the EF-M mount/EOS M cameras, and they're affordable.. While Canon doesn't appear to be interested in making such lenses for EOS M, we may have to rely on third-party manufacturers going forward.
You can buy Viltrox EF-M lenses directly on Amazon.
- Viltrox EF-M 23mm f/1.4 $299 (approx. 35mm equivalent)
- Viltrox EF-M 33mm f/1.4 $259 (approx. 50mm equivalent)
- Viltrox EF-M 56mm f/1.4 $279 (approx. 90mm equivalent)
You can learn more about Viltrox lenses at their official web site.
Well Canon apparently never intended to make a wide variety of lenses for the M system: All they've ever produced since 2013 is four zooms and three primes. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Canon will produce EOS M cameras as long as people buy them and with the lenses... it's gonna remain the same. Slow or no progress as it always has been.
This is all Canon has: 11-22mm, 15-45mm, 18-150mm, 55-200mm, 22 f/2, 28mm f/3.5, 32mm f/1.4
I think the M line is not really viewed by Canon as for the types of people that frequent these forums. Its a vlogger/interested amateur brand of camera for them. I've heard world wide that they sell considerably more M cameras than EF cameras. Don't know if this is still true. But the point is that its for 'the masses' and 'they' aren't going to have a bag full of glass. So this is probably why Canon hasn't made too much. What they have covers the niche of vlogging and street photography, and that's what the targeted users use it for.
I just got the 22mm f/2 for my M50. It makes it like a point and shoot sized package. It fits in a jacket pocket. Its fantastic. I use it around the house for random stuff, and take it with me for candid moments when we are out and photography isn't the main thrust of our outing. But it wouldn't replace my DSLR or full sized mirrorless for 'serious' work.
I noticed that the EF-M models are even a bit cheaper than their Fuji mount counterparts.
To find the current firmware installed, you connect it with a USB cable then use windows explorer to view a version.txt file n the adapter. I believe lenses work the same way.