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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 Weight1.025 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 4.9 x 4.8"

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Reviews

I use this over my L lenses

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-07

I love this lens. I have so many other lenses that I use, 16, 24-70, 70-200, 100, 50, 16-35. This is one I use when I just want to relax and shoot. I always get great photos. I can still be creative by looking at a space differently. It's just a fun lens. I don't use it for anything professional though, just for fun. The focus isn't the fastest. I tried taking this on red carpets and it wasn't wide enough. It's really light though, which makes walking around better than my heavy l lenses. I recommend this lens if you need something light and small, but don't need it to be precise with focus speeds (both photo and video). Not a pro lens anyway, but perfect for taking out and just enjoying taking photos. @eclipticphoto

Love the clarity of this lens

By Rich
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-30

Doing indoor, non-flash photography is a bit challenging. Putting this on an APSC sensor, you end up with a good, mid-range (50-ish) lens that opens to 1.8. I finally have the tool for small events, and cats, without having to use a fill flash!.

It serves its purpose

By Stephen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

I purchased this lens for walk around and foliage shots. While I have other 35MM lenses, this is one of the lenses I have recently purchased, the RF version because of its affordability and just not wanting to use an adapter. Changing lenses, when necessary, when some are adapted and others aren't, can be annoying sometimes. I have tried to put some on and they wouldn't fit because I needed to add or remove the adapter first, so convenience was a big factor in my purchase. I don't use it for macros, I use the rf 100 usually, which I also purchased for the same reason, lens swapping.

Great Small Lens

By Christian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-27

Mirrorless systems benefit from being smaller and lightweight. While the L lenses are superior, they're much heavier and larger. You can walk around with this having fun without drawing as much attention, and have an easier time doing so. The fact that it's 35mm and F1.8 makes it versatile for so many situations. Plus it's sharp enough for me wide open even on a 45MP R5. The motor does make some noise, but in general it's not a problem.

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.

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.

Great store and product

By Lucille
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Professional fast and easy

Low light for low price

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-04

I chose this for its low light and mid-range to photograph an event. While the prime could be problematic in a hall-like venue the F/1.8 can't be beaten. I have fallen in love with the lens for the beautiful bokeh and the ability to get nearer to my subjects. It is a great lens I totally recommend it. You can't beat the price either.

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