Canon Announces New Ultra Wide EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM For EOS M Cameras

canon EF-M 11-22mm f:4-5.6 IS STM

Product Summary

  • Model name: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Release Date: 6 June 2013
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
  • Mounts: Canon EF-M
  • Color: Black
  • Availability:  June 2013
  • Price: £379.99 / €399

Key features:

  • Ultra-wide 11-22mm zoom lens
  • Retractable  Compact lens design
  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing in movies
  • Dynamic IS for steady shot
  • 3-stop optical Image Stabilizer
  • High image quality
  • 0.15m minimum focusing distance
  • Manual focus ring


Canon just announced the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM for its EOS M mirrorless camera. This wide-angle zoom is the first wide angle zoom equipped with  image-stabilization with promising three stops of stabilization for stills and ‘Dynamic IS’ for video.Silent autofocus during movie shooting is achieved with a linear stepper motor. A retractable barrel design kept the lens about the same size as the 18-55mm kit zoom. Will be available at retailers at the end of June, @ MSRP of £379.99 / €399.

Press Release

London, UK, 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.

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

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 Introduced  6 June, 2013
 Maximum format size  APS-C
 Focal length 11-22mm (APS-C)18-35mm (35mm)
 Angle of view  102.1° – 63.3°
 Max aperture  F4-5.6
 Min aperture  F22-35
 Construction (e/g)  12 elements in 9 groups
 Number of diaphragm blades  7
 Min focus  0.15m / 0.49ft
 Max magnification  0.30x
 AF motor type  Linear stepper motor
 Full time manual focus  yes
 Focus method  Internal
 Zoom method  Rotary, extending barrel
 Image stabilization  Yes, 3 stops
 Filter Size  55mm
 Rotate on focus  yes
 Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II
 Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II
 Supplied accessories  Front and rear caps
 Optional accessories  Lens hood EW-60ELens pouch LP814
 Weight  220g (7.8 oz)
 Dimensions  61mm diameter x 58mm length(2.4 x 2.3 in)
Mount  Canon EF-M
Recommended retail price  £379.99 | €399


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