Canon EF-S 18-135mm and EF 40mm STM lenses

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Canon recently introduced two new lenses:

the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.

Both STM lenses include Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus, and when used in combination with Canon’s new Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video.

The new stepping motor technology in both lenses quietly focuses allowing the new Rebel T4i’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot.

A quote from Canon’s press release:
The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers the right combination of size, weight, image stabilization and focal length, allowing photographers to capture wide-angle or telephoto photographs and video.

This lens is a great option for photographers who may only want to carry one lens with them for both wide landscapes, and close-ups.
Appearing for the first time in a Canon EF lens is Dynamic IS in the Movie Shooting Mode only, that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens offers an ultra-slim, lightweight design that helps photographers avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations without compromising performance.

The “pancake-style” lens boasts an aperture of f/2.8 making it an ideal lens for capturing portrait stills or stunning video. The lens is under an inch thick when attached, making it easy to carry.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens will have an estimated retail price of around $200 while the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will have an estimated retail price of around $550. Both lenses will be available at the end of June 2012.

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