Canon announces the new compact, ultra-wide EF_M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

canon_efm_11_22.jpgCanon has introduced a new compact, ultra-wide EF-M 11-22mm f/4.5.6 IS STM Lens for their EOS M system cameras.

This lens includes Optical Stabilization that reduces blur from camera movement, allowing shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower than would normally be possible without a tripod. Also, Canon used a Dynamic Access IS design to help get better HD movies without camera shake induced blur.

This lens can provide focus distances as close as 0.15 Meters (approximately 5.9 inches) and offers a very wide angle view for capturing scenes like landscapes. Canon states this lens was manufactured to Professional standards and uses their Super Spectra Coatings designed to minimize flare and ghosting.

Another interesting feature is that this is a retractable lens design to minimize the size of the lens until being used, with a switch to lock the lens in a retracted position, Canon used a STM focus system to give rapid and near silent focusing. Yet, this new lens also includes a manual focus ring for those photographers wanting complete control of focus.

See the complete press release below:

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Widen your horizons - Canon unveils the compact, ultra-wide EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM


United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland 6 June 2013 - Canon today expands its range of EF-M lenses with the introduction of the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Designed for Canon's Compact System Camera, the EOS M, this is Canon's first ultra wide-angle EF lens to feature an Optical Image Stabilizer. Offering a versatile wide-angle zoom range, first-class optical performance, and a new retractable design, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is the perfect addition for EOS M users who wish to capture their passion for landscapes and architecture.

Shoot the city, shoot the world
Designed to expand the range of creative possibilities and shooting subjects, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM has an 11-22mm focal range which provides an incredibly wide field of view. This allows users to capture the environment around them whilst remaining close to the subject - ideal for adding drama and atmosphere to each shot.

Class-leading optics deliver incredible results
Engineered using the latest optical technologies, the
EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM enables users to capture images with incredible levels of detail and quality. Manufactured using Canon's professional quality standards, the lens uses Super Spectra Coatings designed to minimise ghosting and flare, providing beautiful results with every shot. Images are crisp and clear thanks to Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer, which works to keep image blur to a minimum by correcting camera shake. A 3-stop shutter speed advantage ensures high quality stills, even when light levels start to fade.

Shooting smooth Full HD movies is easy using the advanced Dynamic IS mode which combats more exaggerated forms of camera shake that occur when shooting video on the move. Canon's near-silent STM technology also ensures focus noise is supressed during movie capture, so the audience can enjoy crystal clear sound to match the visual quality of the footage captured.

Designed for performance and style
Incredibly compact and lightweight, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM has been designed to fit easily into the smallest of spaces so it can be carried everywhere. A new retractable lens design - a first for the EF lens range - locked in place by a switch, allows users to retract the lens back into the barrel when not in use. This keeps the body slim and compact, reducing the lens length by 13mm. An integrated full time manual focus ring also provides the freedom to make precise adjustments to focus as needed.

Designed to complement the EOS M's chic styling, the
EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM features a graphite silver, metal exterior, while the knurled focus and zoom rings are comfortable in the hand and provide easy operation.

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM - key features:

  • Ultra-wide 11-22mm EF-M zoom lens

  • Compact, retractable lens design

  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing in movies

  • Dynamic IS for steady movies

  • 3-stop optical Image Stabilizer

  • High image quality

  • 0.15m minimum focusing distance

  • Manual focus ring


When using the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM with the EOS M it is recommended that users ensure upgrade to firmware version 2.0.0 or later.