Hand-in-hand with the much-anticipated EOS Rebel T4i — mentioned in the same press release in fact — come two new lenses from Canon, both of which boast equally new “Stepping Motor” (STM) technology. The EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens in particular has been anticipated for some time because it marks Canon’s first foray into pancake lenses. But the new STM technology found in both lenses, especially when paired with the T4i’s Movie Servo AF, has everybody curious if not excited. Read more…
Pancake lenses are becoming quite popular in the industry, especially with smaller mirrorless cameras, as their small form factor allows for greater portability. Canon will soon be jumping onto the pancake bandwagon with its EF line of lenses. Canon Rumors reports that Canon will be announcing a small, thin, and light EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens that should cost less than $300. Expect to see the lens announced next month along with the new Rebel T4i and a new EF-S 18-135mm IS II lens.
(via Canon Rumors)
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