|EF-M||Autofocus lens designed for Canon EOS M digital mirrorless cameras.|
|IS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|MACRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
|STM||The lens is equipped with stepping motor to provide smooth, fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Diagonal angle of view:||51.8° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||11 elements in 10 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||9.7 cm|
|Super Macro: 9.3 cm|
|Closest working distance:||1.3 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Lead-screw type Stepping Motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer features:||Hybrid IS|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 3.5 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø60.9 x 45.5 mm|
|Filter size:||43 mm|
Design and Features
The first EF-M Macro Lens for the Canon EOS M Camera System, which features Image Stabilization and a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lites to enhance image quality during close-up photography.
The lens barrel is compact, lightweight, made of plastic. The lens mount is plastic.
The lens barrel is retractable. The part of the barrel around the front element is tapered thus minimizing the risk that the lens will cast a shadow on the subject during close-up photography.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens provides magnification ratio of 1:1 at the closest focusing distance of 9.7 cm. At Super Macro mode the closest focusing distance is reduced down to 9.3 cm, the working distance is 13 mm only and the magnification ratio is 1.2:1.
Two curved LED flash units surround the front element of the lens, with the ability to illuminate both simultaneously, or one at a time: the switching can be performed through the corresponding button located at the bottom part of the housing.
Users are also able to adjust the brightness of the Macro Lites between “bright” and “dim” settings. Due to macro-flashes it is possible to shoot at faster shutter speeds and "freeze" subject movement when shooting a close-up range, shoot at lower ISO settings and get more accurate color reproduction, emphasize the dimension and depth of the macro scene.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera.
Filters are installed on a dedicated ES-22 lens hood.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens is not compatible with EF 12 II and EF 25 II extension rings.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 3.5 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/2 second*).
*) without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation and is not capable of automatic detection of panning.
The image stabilizer has Hybrid IS technology which corrects not only angle but also shift camera shake, which is more pronounced in close-range shooting when a camera moves parallel to the imaging scene. Hybrid IS dramatically enhances the effects of image stabilization during shooting, including macro shooting, which had proven difficult for conventional image stabilization technologies.