Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 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
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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Overview

  • 1Description

Compact, lightweight, and close-focusing, the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro 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
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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens
  • E-52 II 52mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap RF
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Specs

    Focal Length 35mm
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Canon RF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 63
    Maximum Magnification 0.5x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.69" / 17 cm
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.9 x 2.5" / 74.4 x 62.8 mm
    Weight 10.8 oz / 305 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.03 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 4.8 x 4.7"

    Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Reviews

    RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens A bit larger than expected. Front element not well protected, I like the large back element though. Autofocus a bit noisier than expected. Very good image quality overall, macro is great, small chromatic aberration, maybe 2.3 stop vignette at f1.8, really large comma wings on hor. edges and corners at f1.8 always well defined cores, comma improves at f2.5 and goes away at f3.2. IS is impressively good. The 2 rings are a bit too close but otherwise great to have. No weather sealing (really?). When camera is powered off lens goes on some intermediate aperture around f5. Lens works only with RF mount, not even EF-M (sadly!). Price is reasonnable for what you get.
    Date published: 2018-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential for EOS R It seems that all four of the EOS RF lenses are fantastic, and this little guy is no exception. It is small, light, sharp (oh, so sharp!), fast, and versatile.  Since I got it a couple of weeks ago, it has not left my R at all.  The 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is also a fantastic lens, but no one would ever accuse it of being compact. The only thing wrong with this lens is that I wish it was a touch smaller, e.g., closer in size to the EF 50mm f/1.8 Nifty Fifty, or (better yet) the EF 40mm f/2.8. Go to a real lens reviewer for details on the ultimate IQ - I have included two pretty good examples of the IQ that I am getting: A close up (about 1/5 life size) of a mushroom and a 100% crop onto a little girls tee shirt, taken from about 2 feet away.
    Date published: 2018-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer Combo:  Versatility, Value, Quality Im a huge fan of good affordable primes due to the value they deliver, and judging by the amount of time this one has spent on my R since I bought it, I have to say its my current favorite.  It is just so, so versatile, and the image quality is excellent.  The 35mm focal length is great for a variety of uses, f/1.8 and IS make it a champ in low light, its fun to use as a macro (even though you have to get really close to the subject), and the STM and IS combo make it great for video.  Its the exact lens Ive been waiting for Canon to make.  Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2019-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Primes that dont break the bank. Im using a 24-105rf and now this rf35 f/1.8 on my EOS R. This lens has lovely Bokeh, nice build and super fast af plus solid stabilization. No weather resistance that I can see but at this price point this is what we get. Wide open at f1.8 this lens matches the 30 megapixels very well. The weight is a miracle compared to how all these features work together. Manual focus is great once rotation Menue 5, choice 4 RF lens sensitivity to linked. Also leave MF peaking on high red menue 2 choice 1 and another setting I like is Menue 4 choice 1 lens electronic MF. I set mine to One shot enabled magnify. I will need to press shutter half way and will in MF not AF view is magnify-ed to possible 10 to 1. Although the AF is great on both my lenses, Manual focus brings out creativity not capable with modern AF systems unless you have full time over ride. Looking at my DNG files from Adobe 11.1 Im able to change over the CR3 files to DNG and transfer them to LR6. Files look great with the smoothest transition in Bokeh I have ever seen for such a inexpensive lens. You cant go wrong with this one if you building your R mount lenses. Also in the menu its a good idea to set lens to retract when powers off, menu 5 choice 4.
    Date published: 2018-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Fast! When the new EOSR came out, I was very much hoping that at least one of the early lenses would be a macro lens, since I get a great amount of enjoyment from macro photography. I was thrilled when the 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens was announced. Getting it in the hand, it is so small! Im not used to that for a macro lens. In addition, its autofocus is also blazing fast! I cant wait until spring when I can really put it through its paces.
    Date published: 2018-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The forgotten RF lens...Excellent! At first glance this seems to be the least exciting RF lens from the original four. Ive had a difficult time reading much about it because everyone is excited about the other three, understandably so. I was a little hesitant about buying it because Id read it focuses slowly and it is loud while focusing, etc, making me think it was a bit of an afterthought in design by Canon just to fill the gap.  I went ahead and bought it because as much as I love the RF 24-105, its a big, heavy lens and I like to have a smaller, faster lens for more general walk around, street photography, and 35mm provides a good general use field of view. I figured at this price point, I didnt have too much to lose.  Im very happy to report that I have been pleasantly surprised. Not only is this lens small and light, it also has excellent image quality from f1.8 and up. No hyperbole; it is actually extremely good. If it isnt quite L quality, then it is dang close. Sharpness, color, contrast, background blur, all really good for a little plastic lens.  It is true that it isnt the quietest lens at times. When trying to focus in macro range, it does make a little buzzy lens focusing noise. However when shooting in more typical ranges, it barely makes any noise and I did not find it slow at all while doing street photography, it seemed as fast as any lens on my Fuji X-T3.  Im not a stranger to DSLRs but for the last few years Ive been using smaller mirrorless cameras so switching to the R was a jump up in weight/size, but putting this little prime on it has really increased my enjoyment of transitioning back to full frame.
    Date published: 2018-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Lighter, sharper, smaller, faster than my 35 IS f2 which I just sold, I also loved the other lens. And no adapter, a winner
    Date published: 2019-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharp non-L lens Really sharp with great image quality.  I only gave it a 4 because Canon doesnt ship a lens hood with it and the weird looking one that they show for use with it isnt available anywhere.  Sure its a macro lens but it is also a good walking around lens if you like the 35mm FOV.  F1.8 and IS, what more can you ask for for $499.
    Date published: 2018-12-05
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    Buying Cine Lenses for Canon. Does this lens have ...

    Buying Cine Lenses for Canon. Does this lens have a long focus throw? Does this lens have smooth F/T Stop transition, instead of "click" stops? For smooth transition of focus and depth of field?
    Asked by: al
    Sorry but this is not a cine lens. It is all electronic control with no scales. It would not work on a pro set for the assistant would have no way of controlling the focus or stop. If you want a Canon cine lens here is the link.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-02-07

    How bad is the lens breathing for video ...

    How bad is the lens breathing for video recording?
    Asked by: NICHOLAS
    While we do not have specifics on this lens' breathing for video, it is a photography lens first and foremost. You can expect there to be a good amount of breathing when used for video.
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-04-15

    What lens hood should I order for this lenses?

    What lens hood should I order for this lenses?
    Asked by: Jim
    I did not get a lens hood. It works quite well. I’d recommend purchasing the lens and using it a bit before deciding on a lens hood. Because of the design, a lens hood may be unnecessary.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-03-19

    what are the other lenses compatible for this Eos ...

    what are the other lenses compatible for this Eos R?
    Asked by: Cherry
    EOS R is compatible with any Canon RF lens. Just search this website for "Canon RF lenses" and you will see them all listed. Currently, four genuine Canon RF lenses available. Plus a couple 3rd party manual focus lenses coming soon (Meike, Kipon). Canon is releasing 6 more RF lenses this year (2019).
    Answered by: dennis
    Date published: 2019-03-27

    is this compatible with Canon Eos R? (mirrorless ...

    is this compatible with Canon Eos R? (mirrorless cam/full frame)
    Asked by: Cherry
    It's compatible for sure, as it is an RF lens.
    Answered by: Stephen
    Date published: 2019-04-03

    Compared to ef 35mm f2 is, af speed and ...

    Compared to ef 35mm f2 is, af speed and sharpness?
    Asked by: Miljan

    Does this lens come with the Canon EW-52 Lens ...

    Does this lens come with the Canon EW-52 Lens Hood ?
    Asked by: Gerald
    Mine didn't come with hood or pouch.
    Answered by: Adam
    Date published: 2018-11-28

    Is it compatible with EOS M system?

    Is it compatible with EOS M system?
    Asked by: Toai
    no! not at all!
    Answered by: Elliott
    Date published: 2018-12-05
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Canon EOS RP
    • Canon EOS R
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