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NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

This lens sounds like it has potential to become a big hit for users of EF-S lenses.  It's wide.  It's fast.  It has IS.  Plus, it's a macro capable of life size reproduction.

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-s-35mm-f28-macro-is-stm-lens

 

 

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

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35mm is about normal for EF-S. 35 * 1.6 = 56mm(eq)

 

And do you know how close to the lens 1:1 reproduction is going to be?

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM


kvbarkley wrote:

35mm is about normal for EF-S. 35 * 1.6 = 56mm(eq)

 

And do you know how close to the lens 1:1 reproduction is going to be?


That I cannot say.  I noticed it was on the B&H web site.  The MFD is around 6 inches.

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

The 1:1 working distance from the front of the lens is 3" - it really needs those macro lights!

 

In comparison, the EF-S 60mm Macro has a working distance ot 5".

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM


kvbarkley wrote:

The 1:1 working distance from the front of the lens is 3" - it really needs those macro lights!

 

In comparison, the EF-S 60mm Macro has a working distance ot 5".


I'm not looking at it as a macro lens as much as I'm looking at it as a fast, wide angle prime.  The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM costs about 50% more than this EF-S lens.  You raise a good poit about focusing distance.

I figured that you would need to be very close to the subject with a mere 35mm focal length to get 1:1.  That's the big advantage of the longer focal lengths, you can back away from the subject.  You cannot get that close to any and everything.

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

Again, 35mm on EF-S is not wide angle. it is a 56mm equivalent, or slightly longer than normal.

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM


kvbarkley wrote:

Again, 35mm on EF-S is not wide angle. it is a 56mm equivalent, or slightly longer than normal.


Yes, I know that.  But, it is almost as close to a "normal" 50mm lens equivalent that you can get from Canon.

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

I'm just trying to figure out the "why"?  WIth all the lenses Canon could spend time on developing?  It is not fast for a 35mm.  You have to be too close for a macro. If you have to do something in this vein why not update the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens.  Not interested.

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

The only thing it brings to the party are the built in macro lights. I think this is actually the first foodie lens!

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Re: NEW: EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM


kvbarkley wrote:

The only thing it brings to the party are the built in macro lights. I think this is actually the first foodie lens!


But to continue Ernie's point, the reason the macro lights are needed is that you have to get so close, right?

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