Canon EF-M lens mount

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Canon M mount
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M-M mount-fs PNr°0737.jpg
EF-M lens mount of a Canon EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter mount
Typebayonet
Inner diameter47 mm
Flange18 mm

The Canon EF-M lens mount, introduced in 2012, is a derivative of the Canon EF lens mount designed for use with the Canon EOS M mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. The EF-M lens mount is one of Canon's two new systems for mirrorless cameras, the other being the RF mount.

The M system has an 18 mm flange focal distance (compared to 44 mm for EF and EF-S) and a 47 mm throat diameter (compared to 54 mm for EF and EF-S). As it is designed for use with an APS-C-sized image sensor, it features the same crop factor (of roughly 1.6) as the existing EF-S lens mount.

The M system is somewhat limited as Canon has issued relatively few native lenses, listed below. There is a lack of native lenses with a large aperture, the exceptions being 22mm/2.0 and 32mm/1.4. In 2014, third party manufacturers started to present their M lenses. In addition, it is possible to use Canon EF and EF-S lenses (made for the Canon DSLRs) with an adapter. This solution reportedly works well also with regard to the autofocus, but it takes away the size advantage of the smaller M system. Suitable adapters (from EF to M or from EF-S to M) are made by Canon as well as third party manufacturers. The adapter solution is not backwards-compatible with Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras: this means that you cannot put M lenses on a non-M DSLR.[1]

Compatibility[edit]

The cameras that can use the EF-M mount are:

List of EF-M lenses from Canon[edit]

Focal length Equivalent focal length
(×1.6 crop factor)
Aperture range Introduced Macro USM STM IS L-series DO Filter size Lens diameter Lens length Weight
11–22 mm 18 – 35 mm f/4 – 5.6 2013 No No Yes Yes No No 55 mm 60.9 mm 58.2 mm 220 g
15–45 mm 24 – 72 mm f/3.5 – 6.3 2015 No No Yes Yes No No 49 mm 60.9 mm 44.5 mm 130 g
18–55 mm 29 – 88 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 2012 No No Yes Yes No No 52 mm 60.9 mm 61.0 mm 210 g
18–150 mm 29 – 240 mm f/3.5 – 6.3 2016 No No Yes Yes No No 55 mm 60.9 mm 86.5 mm 300 g
55–200 mm 88 – 320 mm f/4.5 – 6.3 2014 No No Yes Yes No No 52 mm 60.9 mm 86.5 mm 260 g
22 mm 35 mm f/2 2012 No No Yes No No No 43 mm 60.9 mm 23.7 mm 105 g
28 mm 45 mm f/3.5 2016 Yes No Yes Yes No No 43 mm 60.9 mm 45.5 mm 130 g
32 mm 51 mm f/1.4 2018 No No Yes No No No 43 mm 60.9 mm 56.5 mm 235 g

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canon EOS M hands-on preview". DPReview.
  2. ^ https://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/newsroom/press_releases?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e0248105d566[dead link]
  3. ^ "Step Up and Explore the Wonders of Photography With the Compact Yet Powerful New Canon EOS M100 Camera". Canon U.S.A., Inc. | Press Release Details.