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UNLEASH
THE POWER OF
STM
(Smooth Transitions for Motion)

Play Watch the “Day in the Life” video
to see Canon STM lenses in action.

Canon STM lenses shoot great photos and even better videos. They’re named after an element of technology called a Stepping Motor, which lets the lenses focus smoothly and silently when capturing video.

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STM POWER:
BEHIND THE SCENES

PlaySee Canon STM lenses in action and
learn what they’re capable of.
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CAPTURE THE
SOUND OF SILENCE

Just like when you make a sound, your ears hear it, when your camera makes a sound, its built-in mic records it. While some lenses make little but audible mechanical noises when they focus, STM lenses focus in near silence, allowing you to record what you see and what you hear—without any distractions.

When shooting live music, use a tripod to help keep your image stable as you shift focus from one musician to another.

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FOCUS ON BETTER
STORYTELLING

Racking focus is a simple technique you’ve probably seen on TV or in the movies. It simply means changing focus during a shot—for example, shifting focus from a person close to the camera, to someone further from the camera. This is a great way to get more creative with your videos, and with an STM lens, you can do it seamlessly.

While shooting video of people having a conversation, experiment by racking focus from one person to the other to see how it affects the scene.

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AN INTRO TO STM

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