Canon Inc. announced a new EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens that will help explore the beauty of macro photography. This is the widest macro lens in their APS-C-specific lineup and is designed for entry-level and advanced amateur DSLR photographers. Canon’s new EF-S macro lens is also the first in the series to feature built-in Macro Lites that allow users to control lighting with ease.
The built-in lights on each side of the lens can be adjusted in intensity to help give photos dimension.
The Macro Lites were previously launched in the Canon EF-M 28mm STM Macro, the first lens to feature the built-in ring light.
With a minimum focusing distance of just 30mm (~1.18in), the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lets photographers get up close to their subjects, and the wide f/2.8 aperture allows for a shallow depth of field and background blur.
Other features and specs of the lens include 10 elements in 6 groups, a Hybrid IS system with 4 stops of stabilization, extremely quiet autofocus, and full time manual focus.
Here are a few official sample photos captured using the new lens: