A patent for a new EF-M lens has appeared. We've been told that there will be 3-5 new lenses coming for the EF-M mount in 2016 and at least one will be a new kit lens. This patent is for an APS-C sized sensor and the optical formula is for an EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6. This concept definitely fits what would be considered a kit lens.

Patent Publication No. 2016-51137 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.4.11
  • Filing date 2014.9.2
  • Zoom ratio 4.71
  • Focal length 16.09 41.83 75.78
  • F-number 2.07 5.15 6.00
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.26 18.01 10.17
  • Image height 11.80 13.60 13.60
  • The total lens length 100.68 110.04 120.89
  • BF 15.19 27.94 26.84

I suspect we'll be seeing a lot more patents for upcoming EOS M products.

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