Upcoming Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM is a macro lens with built-in LEDs [CW4]

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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM with built-in LED lights

Most of us were suggesting it, now we have been told it’s true (thanks). The upcoming Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM is indeed a macro lens, and it has built-in LED lights for macro illumination, just as the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM has.

We expect Canon to announce the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM at the beginning of April 2017.

Stay tuned…

  • SteB1

    Just a few points about this lens if the macro function is correct. There are the usual internet pseudo experts saying why a short focal length macro lens, they are not any use to anyone? They will tell you that short focal length macro lenses are no use, that you can’t get close to insects with one etc. I’m a lot more experienced macro photographer from any of these pseudo experts, and I can tell you that:

    1) You can use a short focal length macro lens for photographing insects, and if you know what you are doing, you can get the front end of a macro lens within a couple of centimetres of an insect in the wild. I’ve been doing this with the Canon MP-E 65mm for 10 years or so. Google “concave diffuser” or “concave flash diffuser”, and you will see they are used all around the world by macro photographers. I not only invented the concept of the concave flash diffuser, but the term. The evidence is there on the internet. I do know what I am talking about.

    2) Lightweight short focal length macro lenses are very useful. Firstly they are great single focal length carry around lenses i.e. all purpose, one lens does everything. I used the Olympus 4/3 35mm f3.5 for quite some time and it was a superb little lens. Really sharp, small, light and cheap. Also short focal length macro lenses are very easy to use in practise. Remember that on most compact cameras the macro function is only at the short end of the zoom, and the subject is nearly touching the front element. However, people have been using compacts and superzooms to get close-ups for years.

    What I am saying is that there is a market for this type of lens. Many people have been using compacts to get close-ups for years, and a 56mm eqv focal length is a great all purpose focal length. It gives perspectives other macro lenses don’t give, and is also a great one lens option. Using a prime has advantages over a zoom creatively. It make you think more. I will certainly add one to 5 macro lenses I already own for my Canon system.