Canon has introduced a compact EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM lens for DSLR cameras with APS-c size image sensors.
In a first for the EF-S lens series, the new Canon EF-S 35mm lens sports built-in Macro Lites. This allow photographers to carefully arrange macro lighting without using special equipment.
The lens has a minimum focus distance of just 3 cm (1.2 in.). It uses Canon’s ‘Hybrid’ IS system, with up to four stops of shake reduction. Canon says that the lead-screw-type STM motor allows for quiet AF operation, which is ideal for video capture. The lens has seven rounded aperture blades as well as a glass-molded aspherical element.
The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in June 2017 for a retail price of $349.99.
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Canon EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens Becomes Official
The new Canon EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM captures stunning images and is a terrific companion lens for entry-level users. Capable of shooting as close as 30mm from the end of the lens to the subject, aspiring photographers can get up close to a fruit or flower for an entirely new perspective, while capturing high-quality images with beautiful background blur.
Canon EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM Features
- Popular 35mm focal length (56mm equivalent)
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- One Glass-Molded Aspherical Element
- Smooth Movie Servo AF with Lead Screw-type STM ensures quiet AF operation
- Hybrid IS system offers up to four stops* of shake correction
- Built-In Macro Lite LED
- Maximum Magnification: 1:1
- Minimum Focus Distance: 5.1″
- Rounded Seven-Blade Diaphragm
With built-in LED lights on each side of the lens, users can create compelling shadows on either side of a subject or adjust intensity to give images a sense of dimension.
The Canon EF-S 35mm F/2.8 Macro IS STM is still a versatile option for day-to-day use, easily capable of capturing portraits, landscapes or snapshots.