There is a just announced Macro for EF-M with several cool features:
Builti in LED lights
Magnification to 1.2X life size .31 ft focus distance which I am guessing is about 2" in front of the lens.
A compact prime designed for macro photography, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM from Canon is a 44.8mm-equivalent lens designed for APS-C-format EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras.
-EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
-44.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
-Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
-One UD Element & Two Aspherical Elements
-STM Stepping AF Motor
-Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
-Maximum Magnification: 1.2x
-Super Macro Setting for 3.7" Min. Focus
-Built-In Macro Lite LED
-Retractable Design for Compact Profile
I wonder what exactly "Hybrid IS means.
Hybrid IS is the same as the one in the new EF 100mm Macro. It adds "to and fro" stability control to the normal up/down left/ right stability
When you say "the new EF 100mm Macro", you mean the newer (L) version, right? There hasn't been a new third version of the 100mm macro, has there?
Yes, the L version, I actually thought it was an update of the old 100mm, not an upgrade to "L" status
Waddizzle wrote: I wonder what exactly "Hybrid IS means.
I think it means that the IS will not only compensate for angular shake for regular shooting but also compensate for shift camera shake which is prominent at macro range. The Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro was the first lens that has this.
Most IS systems compensate for side to side motion, or up and down. Are you saying that this system can do both at the same time?
[EDIT] With IS and a pair of on-board lights, the battery drain could be significant on an already small battery.