Recently, the new Canon Macro Lens, the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lens has garnered a lot of attention. Though it has a half life-size magnification to it, it comes close to a Canon’s RF suite of mirrorless lenses. Being compact and lightweight at the same time, it is a great combo for the EOS RP camera. With a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture it is a great lens for low-light shooting. The STM focusing motor is almost silent, making the lens used for the recording of video clips.
This lens has a more straightforward design with 11 elements in nine groups. It includes one aspherical element in the controlling spherical aberration and astigmatism. A Super Spectra coating is applied to individual elements to minimize the ghosting and flare. There’s also a rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to ensure a pleasing bokeh quality.
Built-in stabilization: It also provides up to five stops of camera shake correction. Even if the Canon’s cameras have a sensor-shift stabilization, the system in the lens could easily work with it to provide even better compensation. It could also work with the camera’s five-axis electronics stabilization for greater stability.
The Stepping Motor or STM: It focusses drive supports a fast, quiet, smooth and accurate autofocus performance. It is ideal for video recording and still shooting. Like other RF lenses, there’s also a configurable Control Ring which can also be adjusted to a variety of exposure settings.
Because of its low price setup as compared to any other RF lens as it is attractive to buyers of the EOS R and RP cameras. It is a 63-degree angle of view suitable for landscapes, environmental portraits and street photography. It is the compact size and light weight of the lens that makes it the first choice for travelers.
Please note that this lens is great for the larger than life close-ups of your pets or garden views.
Design and Ergonomics:
The Canon Macro Lens has a polycarbonate plastic and metal built, making it both strong and a handy element to the EOS RP body. While the front element of the lens is around 20mm in diameter, the lens barrel has a flat piece of optical glass in it. The 52mm filter ring is located inside the top of the outer barrel and has a bayonet mounting for the lens hood. Check out some of the best-selling Canon Macro lenses here: