Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro Lens Review (highly versatile lens, DPReview)

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM at a glance;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their full review of the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. They gave it a score of 86%.

From their conclusion:

This will no doubt be an obvious walk-around lens for many EOS R-series users, at least for the time being while the RF lens range is still growing. With a classically popular focal length, a respectably wide maximum aperture, image stabilization and close-focusing capabilities, it clearly has broad ambitions and many useful applications.

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The [Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro] has been put together well and handles nicely, and you soon start to appreciate the presence of the Control Ring as you use it to make small tweaks while shooting. The focusing system isn’t the most discreet but it is fast, and it works very well during video shooting

The [Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro] is certainly capable of delivering nicely sharp images too, and while vignetting, curvilinear distortion and lateral chromatic aberration are all visible to some extent, the worst of these can be banished quite easily through the camera-based corrections. LoCA is present at wider apertures and can be visible in out-of-focus areas, but it’s most prominent in out-of-focus high contrast regions, where you may see purple and green fringing. That, and the ‘catseye’ bokeh that can result when shooting at wider apertures might be a concern for those who intend to use the lens frequently in this way. Heavily defocused areas and more natural backgrounds, however, are generally rendered very pleasingly.

Read the review…

More Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS Macro Sample Photos (DPReview)

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM at a glance;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted an updated sample gallery of pictures shot with the less expensive lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS Macro.

More Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens Announced (finest lens in company’s history)

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Review

Tamron officially announced the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for full frame DLSRs. Nikon mount available end of June, and Canon mount end of July. Get notified when the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 is available for pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama.

Press release (via ePhotozine):

From Tamron: The “ultimate” lens to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Tamron SP Series lenses.

Fast fixed focal SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) that boldly demonstrates Tamron’s lens-making expertise.

Tamron launches the finest lens in its history with the new fixed focal lens, the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045), for full-frame DSLR cameras.

Tamron’s SP (Superior Performance) lens series was born in 1979, based on the concept of delivering lenses for taking the perfect picture for those who love photography. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the series. In celebration, Tamron has developed the 35mm F/1.4 (Model F045), the distillation of Tamron’s accumulated lens-making expertise and craftsmanship. This orthodox fixed focal lens, which some consider the most desirable of all interchangeable lenses, is the embodiment of all the optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date.

The Tamron SP 35mm F1.4’s (Model F045) unprecedented high-resolution image quality and beautiful, appealing background bokeh let photographers capture any scene down to the finest details. The external lens barrel was developed through tireless pursuit of operability and durability, focusing constantly on the needs of photographers. This lens is equipped with a large F/1.4 aperture and high-speed, high-precision AF functionality offering exceptional reliability, plus various other features for increased convenience, making it the perfect everyday lens for your creative pursuits. It is ideally suited for nearly every photographic genre, including photojournalism, landscape, sports, street life, wedding groups and family snapshots.

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Meike 35mm f/1.4 Manual Lens For APS-C Mirrorless Shipping Now

Meike 35mm F/1.4

Meike 35mm f/1.4 at a glance:

  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Multi-Layer Nano Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Metal Lens Barrel and Bayonet Mount

The new Meike 35mm f/1.4 lens for mirrorless systems with an APS-C sensor (Canon EOS M included) is now shipping at major retailers.

Meike 35mm f/1.4 on sale at $109.99 at B&H PhotoAmazon USAmazon UKAmazon DE.

Tamron Announces Development Of Three New Lenses (2 for FF DSLR, 1 for FF MILC)

SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045)

We anticipated it a few days ago, now Tamron made it official.

Press release:

Tamron announces the development of three lenses – two for full-frame DSLRs and one for full-frame mirrorless cameras

February 20, 2019, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of two new lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras

  • the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) zoom lens and the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) fixed focal lens; and a new high-speed ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameraa
  • the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).

Tamron will display these new lenses at CP+ 2019, the World Premiere show for camera and photo imaging, beginning February 28 through March 3, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama.

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