Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens officially announced

Canon has introduced the EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens which is capable of focusing at both infinity and at 1.2x magnification.

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM from Canon is the world’s first autofocus lens which has two user-controllable built-in LED macro lights and offers true 1:1 reproduction.

The macro optic provides a full-frame equivalent of 45mm focal length with a maximum aperture of f/3.5. It uses an STM motor and offers a hybrid image stabilization for a claimed 3.5 stop compensation.

Canon Announces EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens with built-in LEDs

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens officially announced

According to the press text, the EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM is the fifth lens for Canon’s EOS M system. Canon’s optical Image Stabiliser corrects angular camera shake, usually seen when shooting macro.

With a close-focus point of 13mm, the lens may cast its own shadow on the subject, but counters this with a built-in Macro Lite, which can be controlled by a switch letting you change the lighting intensity and direction on one or both sides.

Key Features

  • Create superb macro shots with unique in-built Macro Lite
  • Get closer to bring out new levels of detail
  • Pin sharp images with Hybrid IS and unique design
  • Compact stylish design that’s an ideal match for the EOS M
  • Easily record smooth movies

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Technical Specifications

Focal Length 28mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 44.8 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-M
Format compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 51.55°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.66″ (9.3 cm)
Magnification 1.2x
Elements/Groups 11/10
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 1.79″ (60.9 x 45.5 mm)
Weight 4.59 oz (130 g)

Price and Availability

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens will be available on the market from June. The price of the macro optic stands at $299.99.

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