Canon EF-M 28 mm macro lens

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Note the built-in light surrounding the front lens element
Note the built-in light surrounding the front lens element

The Canon EF-M 28 mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is the first Canon macro lens specifically designed for the EOS M mirrorless camera system. What’s unique and quite interesting about the lens is a pair of built-in miniature electronic flash units to illuminate close-up subjects as needed. Two curved flash units surround the front element of the lens, with the ability to work 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 lens extends from infinity to life-size (1 time). Additionally, a Super Macro Mode allows shooting at even higher magnifications of up to 1.2 times.

Hybrid IS, the same feature found on the Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, helps reduce camera shake.

A stepping motor (lead screw-type STM) helps provide smooth and quiet focusing operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting videos.

Canon says one UD lens and two aspherical lenses help deliver outstanding image quality at all distance settings by reducing chromatic and spherical aberrations.

The lens has an angle of view similar to a full-format 45 mm lens.

Canon’s EF-M 28 mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in June for an estimated retail price of $449.99.

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