Announced concurrently with the EOS M5 camera is a new 8.3x optical zoom lens with four-stop image stabilisation.


 The new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. (Source: Canon.)

Weighing only 300 grams, the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is designed as an all-in-one ‘travel zoom’ lens for Canon’s EOS M mirrorless cameras. It covers angles of view equivalent to 29-240mm in 35mm format, making it suitable for use when shooting subjects as diverse as portraits, landscapes and cityscapes, sports and wildlife and social events. The optical design consists of 17 elements in 13 groups and a seven-bladed iris diaphragm closes to a circular aperture for attractive bokeh when shooting with a shallow depth of field.

Built-in optical stabilisation provides up to four f-stops of shake correction. This can be combined with the EOS M5’s in-camera five-axis digital stabilisation with the Combination IS mode for movie recording to ensure shake-free shooting. Stepping motor (STM) technology supports near-silent autofocusing when shooting in live view and movie modes.

The EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is 86.5 mm long and has a diameter of 60.9 mm. It accepts 55 mm diameter filters. The closest focusing distance is 25 cm between the 18mm and 50mm focal lengths and 45 cm at 150mm. The maximum magnification at 150mm is 0.31x. The lens is supplied with front and end caps.

Details will be available on Canon’s website at