Watch this comprehensive guide to Canon EOS M System lenses before they’re all killed


The timing of this particular Christopher Frost video release is curious, but he did. This is a comprehensive guide to all EF-M lenses designed for the Canon EOS M system from brands such as Canon, Sigma, Viltrox, Samyang and Laowa. The reason the timing is a bit odd is that Canon appears to be preparing to completely kill the EOS M system at any moment.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II has been discontinued, with no sign of a replacement and two new ‘RF-M’ mount APS-C bodies are expected to be announced soon – possibly May 24. But that could mean the second-hand market is about to be flooded with EOS M gear. So now might be the perfect time to brush up on the available lenses for anyone looking for a potential bargain. .

The Canon EOS M system was launched in 2012 with the original Canon EOS M camera. It was essentially a miniaturized version of the Canon EOS 650D DSLR. This is the Rebel T4i for the USA. The camera featured an 18-megapixel sensor and was capable of shooting 1080p HD video at 24, 25, or 30 frames per second. And while the system definitely has its fans, it never really took off like Canon’s APS-C DSLRs or its current line of RF-mount mirrorless cameras.

Recent versions of the body like the EOS M50 (and its successor Mark II) have really helped boost the popularity of the EOS M System and the range now has several fairly capable cameras. But, with their demise seemingly imminent, investing in this system now seems pretty silly. At least it’s doing it at brand-new retail prices. On the used market, however, it could be a whole different story.

The cameras won’t be any less capable six months from now than they are today, but their prices on the used market will likely be significantly lower than current used prices – which are already pretty low in the grand scheme. things. So, depending on your needs, it may be worth choosing one or two. And whether you’re buying them for a specific use case or just as general purpose cameras, this guide should help you decide which lenses you might want to use with them.

Even though the EOS M system is being killed off and this list of EF-M mount lenses won’t remain so relevant in the long run, it will serve as a good archive (and Chris linked to the reviews of each lens that he mentions in the video) of what was available at the time the system started to shut down.

Are you considering buying the EOS M System or are you desperately trying to get out of it?


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