Canon has taken wraps off of the company’s lightest and slimmest EF-S-mount lens ever. The new EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens has been revealed at Photokina 2014, which has opened its doors for visitors today.
The third and final lens announced by Canon at Photokina 2014 is the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. This is the tiniest EF-S optic ever announced and it has been designed for photographers and videographers alike.
On a side note, inside sources have previously released some information about this optic, so its official introduction does not come as a complete surprise.
Canon announces its slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever: the 24mm f/2.8 STM
The celebration of 75 years of Canon lenses continues with the introduction of the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake. This lens has just become the lightest and slimmest EF-S model in history.
As mentioned above, this is a pancake model, so photographers might feel like that there is nothing attached to their camera.
The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens measures 68.2mm / 2.7-inches in diameter, while its length stands at 22.8mm / 0.9-inches. Its weight is set at 125 grams / 4.4 ounces, so it will not be a burden during long photo shoots.
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is perfect for videography purposes
This wide-angle pancake lens features a stepping motor (STM), which will provide smooth and quiet focusing. Canon says that it will perform admirably during video recording because the aperture is powered by a micro-stepping drive, that is also very silent.
Videographers will be pleased to hear that manual focus can be enabled at all times, while one-shot autofocus is supported, too.
It has been designed for EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C image sensors, meaning that it will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 38mm.
Canon will release its pancake lens this fall for a very low price
The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens has an internal design consisting of six elements in five groups, which have been carefully arranged in order to reduce all optical flaws, leading to higher-quality photos and videos.
Its bright maximum aperture of f/2.8 will also deliver soft backgrounds, so the Japanese manufacturer can safely claim that it can be used for “a variety of purposes”.
Whether you are planning to use this pancake lens during your travels or to take photos during a quick walk around town, it will be released in November 2014 for a price of $149.99.
The optic is already available for pre-order at Amazon at the aforementioned price and with an estimated shipping date of November 24.