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Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM specifications and image leaked

Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

The upcoming Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM


Specifications and an image of the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens leaked ahead of the announcement. As supposed by most, the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is a macro lens with built-in LED lights.

  • Lens construction: 6 groups 10 pieces (glass mold aspheric lens 1 piece)
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7 (circular aperture)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.13 m (working distance 3 cm)
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1 time
  • Image stabilization effect: about 4 steps
  • Filter diameter: 49 mm (with lens hood ES-27 installed)
  • Size: 55.8 x 69.2 mm
  • Weight: Approximately 190 g
  • Built-in macro light
  • Hybrid IS
  • Lead screw type STM

We expect Canon to announce the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM on April 5. Stay tuned…

Canon ef-s 35mm[via Nokishita]

  • Michael – Visual Pursuit

    They must have a special deal with some filter manufacturer.
    Five different filter diameters in only eight lenses – what a mess.

    • Michael – Visual Pursuit

      My bad, it’s EF-S and not EF-M.
      Which makes things worse, five different diameters in only seven EF-M lenses……

      • Rick

        yes. step up rings are hard.

        • Michael – Visual Pursuit

          They are no help, because they take more room than a dedicated extra polarizer. Using a step-up ring 37-58 instead of a dedicated 37mm polarizer doesn’t save any space.

          • Rick

            you’re worried about the space of the filter.. got it.. lol. it’s the cost that’s important, not the the $1.99 step up ring, that you get as a set.

            actually i convert all my ef-m’s to 55mm including lens caps. it’s really not that hard.

  • SteB1

    First thing I notice is that the lens has the ring at the front to take the Canon macro flashes.

    It looks good to me, and much more solid looking lens that the 28mm for E-FM. I can’t see from this whether it is an extending or internal focusing IF lens. But it does look like IF lens from what I can see. The working distance of 3cm, presumably at 1:1 would be very good for this focal length.

    As I said before, internet pseudo-experts will tell you that this focal length is too short for photographing insects unless they are dead. This is simply not true. People have been photographing insects with digital compacts and superzooms for a long time, which only focus close natively at their wide angle lens. Often the working distance is even less than with this 35mm macro. If you know what you’re doing you can get very close to even active and wary insects. I’ve got a technique where I can touch an active dragonfly with my finger, without it flying off.

    Even long focal length macro lenses require getting that close that a wary insect will take off if your approach is clumsy. No macro lens made makes it possible to focus insects in close-up from a distance where they will not be spooked by a careless approach. I use my Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 II L IS for photographing larger insects, and even then you will often get insects fly off before you can get close enough if you are not careful with your approach. Once you habituate an insect to your presence, you can get as close as you like.

    35mm macro lenses give a different perspective that longer focal length macro lenses. You can also rest the end of the lens on your hand or the ground. I know because in the past I used the Olympus 35mm macro with a 4/3 DSLR. It’s a useful lens. Not for everyone, but never the less useful. 35mm on a crop body is a good walk around lens.

  • An amazing lens for APS-C cameras. Hopefully, the price will be accessible…

    • Rick

      most likely be cheap as all heck – i’d be surprised if it was over $250

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