Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens

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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens

A compact prime engineered for macro photography, the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is a 44.8mm-equivalent lens Engineered for APS-C-format EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras. Symbolized by its 1.2x maximum magnification and 3.7 inch minimum focusing span, this sleek lens is additionally distinguished by its integrated Macro Lite LED to implement additional illumination to close-up subjects. Assisting its ability to reproduce small subjects at larger than life size, the optical layout incorporates one UD element along with pair of aspherical elements to diminish chromatic and spherical aberrations as a way to provide a high rank of sharpness and clarity.

An advantage of the optical characteristics is a Hybrid IS image stabilization system that sets out to diminish the appearance of camera shake for sharper images when working handheld and in demanding lighting conditions. A lead screw-type STM stepping motor additionally assists handling by providing fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus performance to handle both still images and video applications. This autofocus motor can be manually overridden at any point by turning the dedicated focusing ring for fine-tuned adjustments. Additionally, becoming the sleek eminence of the Canon EOS M-camera series, this lens also features a lightweight form factor and retractable design.

A normal-length prime, this macro lens is engineered for EF-M-mount APS-C-format mirrorless cameras and features a 44.8mm (35mm equivalent) focal length.

One Ultra Low Dispersion element controls chromatic aberrations while a pair of aspherical elements are also featured, including a single double-sided aspherical element, to diminish spherical aberrations for added clarity and sharpness.

A maximum 1.2x magnification is available for slightly larger-than-life size shooting at a minimum 3.7" focusing distance using the Super Macro mode.

The front-facing Macro Lite LED which id built-in can be used to provide added illuminations to subjects when photographing at close distances. The light can be adjusted to illuminate just the right or left side, or both, as a way to produce increased visual depth and diminish shadows created by the close distance of the lens to the subject.

Hybrid image stabilization diminishes the appearance of camera shake for sharper images when shooting handheld.

Lead-screw-type STM stepping motor delivers fast, quiet, smooth, and precise autofocus performance that is perfect for video capture as well as still photography.

Full-time manual focus mode (AF+MF) allows you instantly change to manual focus control in autofocus mode for fine-tuned balancing.

Compact and lightweight overall form factor is assisted by a retractable layout for a more sleek profile while traveling and for storage. In addition, the acute lens top shape, which is not as wide as the main lens body, also helps to avoid casting shadows on close-up subject matter.

Included lens hood accepts 43mm filters.

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Main Specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 28 mm
Image stabilization Yes (3.5 stops)
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Maximum aperture F3.5
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 11
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings One UD and two aspherical elements
Minimum focus 0.09 m (3.54)
Maximum magnification 1.2
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 130 g (0.29 lb)
Diameter 61 mm (2.4)
Length 46 mm (1.79)
Sealing No
Color Graphite
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code ES-22



Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens


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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5