Canon announces new EF-M Ultrawide Lens

EOS-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

It looks like Canon is taking their mirrorless line very serious. The new EF-M will be 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM with an image stabilizer and a retractable design. Pretty cool.

Key Features

  • 11-22mm EF-M f/4-5.6 IS
  • Retractable Design
  • STM autofocus for video
  • 0.15m minimum focus distance
  • Manual focus ring

My Thoughts On The EOS-M

When this camera first came out I was really interested in it but, because of the new EF-M mount I’d have to buy all new lenses. That’s a problem for me because if you have to buy all new lenses why not go with the Sony Nex-7 which is a superior camera? Sure you can buy an EF mount for the EOS-M but you can also buy a fully functional EF mount for the Sony Nex-7 as well.

I haven’t completely written this little EOS-M off as a great camera, but there are better options out there. And for a mirrorless camera this is probably not your best choice. I’m still waiting to see this summers announcements will show us. This is after all Canons first attempt at making a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system. We’re also still expecting to see a new Canon APS-C sensor and an upgrade to the EOS-M this year, but Sony will also be announcing a new NEX-7n which will also have an improved sensor and a better viewfinder.  Let’s hope Canon can keep up.

Still, to me the biggest draw to this EOS-M is that Magic Lantern has written a custom firmware to really expand it’s capabilities. I haven’t tested or seen anything on this, but if it’s as good as the firmware is for the 5Dmkii then this camera would be a clear winner for the photographer that’s not afraid to hack their camera.