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Canon Unveils The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens with Built-In LEDs

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Yes you read it right, it has a built in LED light on the front part of the lens. Canon unveiled a few days ago a new addition to its macro lens lineup for their crop sensor cameras. The new EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro Lens is equivalent to a 56mm on a full frame camera and with its price tag, it aims to bring the macro game to the masses.

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This lens is compact and lightweight and the widest angle macro lens available in Canon’s lens lineup. This lens is also the first to feature built-in Macro Lites. The built-in lights on each side of the lens can be adjusted in intensity.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 30mm (~1.18in) and with its f2.8 apperture it will surely give your photos a shallow depth of field and a nice background blur.

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Other features of this lens to note – 10 elements in 6 groups, a Hybrid IS system with 4 stops of stabilization, extremely quiet autofocus, and full time manual focus.

Main specs




Focal Length & Maximum Aperture – 35mm f/2.8
Lens Construction – 10 elements in 6 groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 42°35′
Focus Adjustment  – AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.43 ft. / 0.13m
Filter Size: 1.9 in. / 49mm diameter
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: Φ2.7 x 2.2 in., approx. 6.7 oz. / Φ69.2 x 55.8mm,  approx. 190g

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Check out the sample images below from the Canon USA website.

No word on its availability here in the Philippines but the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM will be available starting June 2017 with a price tag of $349 abroad.

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