Canon has released a new version of the popular EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS consumer-oriented lens with the STM motor for better video AF recording.
With the new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, Canon now has a total of 6 STM lenses. Other STM models include:
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-M 22mm f/2.0
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens should be available in September for $349.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
An excerpt from Canon’s press release describes the advantages offered by the STM motor.
The lens’ stepping motor and newly-designed focus mechanism support Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on select EOS cameras) to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when shooting photos.
“The addition of the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens to the STM family of lenses strengthens Canon’s support for the growing number of photographers and video enthusiasts utilizing DSLRs to not only shoot high-quality still images but video too,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Noise reduction in movie mode is essential and video aficionados will particularly find the silent and smooth auto-focus capabilities of this new lens outstanding.”