Beyond the disappointment of Canon’s first two bodies in their mirrorless line, there has been a serious lack of attention to the lens lineup as well. Many reports I have seen have painted a different picture of the latest Canon body, the M3, calling it a solid mirrorless body with a glaring flaw – native lens selection.


Canon’s EF-M lenses are very amateur currently, with a couple of kit lenses that have been updated multiple times, and one really nice 22mm prime that is pretty much the only decently fast lens available natively. The interesting thing is this new rumor that just cropped up.

According to the report over on Canon Rumors, they have received a tip that Canon is working on an 85mm F/1.8 in the EF-M mount. This would be huge news, not just because it is another good lens for the EF-M mount, but because it would signal that Canon is indeed serious about building up and supporting its malnourished mirrorless system.

The question is, if they are indeed going to start taking their mirrorless system seriously, when they decide to re-enter the US and Euro markets (which up to this point, have not seen the latest, and vastly improved, EOS M3).

What are your thoughts on this? Would you like to see Canon reinvigorate the EF-M line with some high-quality lenses like an 85 F/1.8? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via CR]