Abbreviation: STM = "Stepper Motor" (Canon)
The abbreviations means "Stepper Motor"
Explanation from Canon
STM stands for Stepper Motor and is a applied to a new range of Canon lenses which feature a new design of focus motors which, along with a new iris mechanism are designed to eliminate (auditory) noise during video recording.
See examples of effected products
|Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM|