Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM with built-in LEDs Now Available

Canon recently announced a new Macro lens that comes with a built-in LED right in front of the lens. This one is called the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, and as its name suggest this lens is compatible with EF-M mount. The new Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro lens uses an STM motor and features Hybrid Image Stabilization; with the built-in Macro Lite that automatically supplies light to your subjective when enabled. It also offers magnification up to 1.2x and a true 1:1 reproduction. The new macro lens retails for $299.99 and is available to order on here, and will start shipping this coming June 2016. You can read more details about the new Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro lens from the press release below.

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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens with Built-In Macro Lites and Image Stabilizer

First Macro Lens in the Canon EF-M lens series
Photographers looking for a compact, lightweight macro lens should look no further than the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, the first Canon Macro Lens specifically designed for the EOS M Camera System.

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The new lens features a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lite electronic flash units that illuminate close-up subjects as needed, helping to freeze movement, enhance color accuracy and provide a better sense of depth and dimension. Two curved flash units surround the front element of the lens, with the ability to illuminate both simultaneously, or one at a time. Users are also able to adjust the brightness of the Macro Lites between “bright” and “dim” settings.

The standard focusing range of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens extends from infinity to life-size (1 time). Additionally, a Super Macro Mode allows shooting at even higher magnifications up to 1.2 times. This feature allows you to capture smaller details that really make your subjects stand out against the background.

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Additional features of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens include:

  • Hybrid IS, the same feature as found on Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens, helps reduce camera shake for enjoyable handheld photography.
  • Stepping motor (lead screw-type STM) helps provide smooth and quiet focusing operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting videos.
  • One UD lens and two aspherical lenses** help deliver outstanding image quality at all distance settings by reducing chromatic and spherical aberrations.
  • Angle of view similar to a 45mm standard lens (35mm equivalent) provides flexible image capture of various subjects and scenes at macro distances and beyond.
  • Tapered lens top shape makes it easy to capture high-quality images at close range without casting shadows.

Price and Availability

Canon’s EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June for an estimated retail price of $299.99. You can order one from here.

Canon EF-M 28mm f3.5 Macro Lens Specifications

Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Image stabilizationYes (3.5 stops)
Lens mountCanon EF-M
Aperture ringNo
Special elements / coatingsOne UD and two aspherical elements
Minimum focus0.09 m (3.54?)
Maximum magnification1.2×
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodExtending front
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight130 g (0.29 lb)
Diameter61 mm (2.4?)
Length46 mm (1.79?)
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeES-22

Canon Lens Hood ES-22

In addition to the lens, it also has an accessory called the Canon Lens Hood ES-22. The lens hood is designed to prevent stray light from entering the lens and in order to keep unwanted glare from affecting the photos. It also prevents the white ring on the front lens from being reflected back into the images on reflective surfaces.

Canon Lens Hood ES-22

The Canon Lens Hood ES-22 retail for $29.00 and can also be purchased on here. It’s also expected to start shipping towards the end of June 2016.

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