Despite appearing to completely abandon the EOS-M and EOS-M2, Canon has always said that more lenses for their failed mirrorless system would be coming. Though, given how thoroughly the system bombed here in the US, it is somewhat surprising to see that those plans seem to have remained the same.

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A new patent has come to light which appears to be for the EF-M mount. The lens is a 22-46mm F/3.5-5.6, this would be an equivalent of 35-75mm on a full frame body (assuming the EOS-M series sticks with APS-C sensors).

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It has been speculated that this new lens could be released along with a new EOS-M3, with which Canon would try to reintroduce the EOS-M series to the world. This makes sense to me, but if they want to turn any heads, I hope that they have something better up their sleeves than a F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Regardless, here are the official patent details for the EF-M 22-46mm F/3.5-5.6.

EF-M 22-46 F/3.5-5.6 Patent Details

Patent Publication No. 2014-63025

  • Publication date 2014.4.10
  • Filing date 2012.9.21

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Example 7

  • Zoom ratio 2.09
  • Focal length f = 22.10-34.22-45.19mm
  • Fno. 3.60-4.59-5.60
  • Half angle ω = 31.72-21.76-16.48 °
  • Image height 13.66mm
  • 65.76-62.07-64.72mm lens length
  • BF 28.16-36.88-45.09mm

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Canon should give the EOS-M series another shot here in the States? Leave a comment below to discuss.

[via Canon Rumors]