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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens

BH #CA3518MRF • MFR #2973C002
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
Compact, lightweight, and close-focusing, the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM from Canon is a unique wide-angle prime mixing the versatility of a general wide lens with the specialty of a 1:2 macro optic. An advanced optical design is benefitted by a Super Spectra coating, which helps to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in bright or backlit conditions. Capable of focusing down to 6.7" at half life-size, this lens is ideal for photographing everything from close-ups of plants to street scenes and landscapes. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers increased control over depth of field and also suits working in a variety of lighting conditions. Complementing this is a five stop-effective image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also, an STM motor affords impressively quiet and smooth autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a configurable Control Ring lets you adjust exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.
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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Overview

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Compact, lightweight, and close-focusing, the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM from Canon is a unique wide-angle prime mixing the versatility of a general wide lens with the specialty of a 1:2 macro optic. An advanced optical design is benefitted by a Super Spectra coating, which helps to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in bright or backlit conditions. Capable of focusing down to 6.7" at half life-size, this lens is ideal for photographing everything from close-ups of plants to street scenes and landscapes. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers increased control over depth of field and also suits working in a variety of lighting conditions. Complementing this is a five stop-effective image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also, an STM motor affords impressively quiet and smooth autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a configurable Control Ring lets you adjust exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.

Wide-angle prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to five stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
Macro design benefits working with close-up subjects and provides a 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 6.7"
STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 013803304909

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance6.69" / 17 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.93 x 2.47" / 74.4 x 62.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.44" / 62 mm
Weight10.76 oz / 305 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.9 x 4.7"

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Reviews

RF 35mm

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

I haven't taken many shots but so far I really like them. As always my order with BH was seamless.

Great image

By Angeleen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

Great image, just don't use it for video. The focus wheel on this suckssss.

Very versatile lens.

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

Very sharp, and while it cannot replace a 100mm macro, it really is a nice addition to the prime line up for the RF mount. IS works very well.

Almost perfect!

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

Going in, I knew this lens had two draw backs that I would need to be aware of: - f1.8 isn't super sharp throughout the entire frame. - the auto focus is very loud! Knowing that, I still wanted to pick up a native rf prime that was wider than the nifty 50 (which was my edc lens for 6 the past months). With all that said, I LOVE this lens for edc shots and haven't taken it off in the last month that I've owned it. I used to carry the nifty 50 in my sling "just in case", but I've stopped taking it with me. If you shoot wide open and are trying to cream out the background, then you will not notice the slightly out of focus fringing before the bok kicks in. I use an EOS R and really appreciate the IS built into the lens. My only real gripe is that it is twice the length of the nifty 50 making it awkward to put in and take out of my sling (hex ranger mini), but I guess that is the trade off for the lens IS. Overall, I would buy this again!

Quickly Becoming My Favorite

By Carrie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

I really am loving this lens. Image quality is excellent and sharp. I'm also happy that that you can attach macro ring lights to this lens.

Great All-Around Lens

By Milton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

This lens is exactly what I've been looking for in an all-around, everyday use lens.

My go-to lens

By Thorsten
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-08

I compared it side by side to my beloved EF 35mm f/1.4 (version 1) lens, and actually like this one better. They are both colorful and sharp, even wide open. But this new RF lens actually has smoother bokeh, even though it is only f/1.8.

Light and Sharp!

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

This is my first non L lens. It is very well built, very sharp, focuses fast, and quiet. My only complaints are that the lens barrel extends during focus, but it really has not been a issue, it just seems like something that could be damaged in the future. I also wish that it came with a lens hood, or that the lens hood that we design for it was more substantial/more economical.

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