Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292115727

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Product Description

Introducing the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

A powerful addition to the Canon EOS R mirrorless system that redefines versatility and quality in photography and filmmaking. Crafted with precision engineering and innovative features, this lens elevates your creative potential, whether you're capturing the intricate details of nature or the vibrant energy of urban landscapes.

Experience Exceptional Image Quality

With its fast f/1.8 aperture and advanced optical design, the RF 35mm lens delivers exceptional image quality, ensuring sharpness, clarity, and rich detail in every shot. Whether you're shooting portraits, street scenes, or documentary projects, this lens delivers stunning results with vibrant colours and beautiful bokeh.

Versatile Macro Capability

Unlock a world of close-up photography with the RF 35mm macro capability, allowing you to capture intricate details and textures with breathtaking clarity. With a half-life-size magnification, this lens lets you explore the beauty of the small, making it perfect for capturing the delicate intricacies of flowers, insects, and more.

Steady Shots in Any Situation

Equipped with Hybrid IS (Image Stabilization), the RF 35mm lens ensures steady shots, even in challenging lighting conditions or when shooting handheld. This feature minimizes camera shake, allowing you to capture sharp images with confidence, whether you're shooting indoors, in low light, or on the move.

Designed for Creativity and Convenience

Compact, lightweight, and designed for ease of use, the RF 35mm lens is the perfect companion for photographers and filmmakers on the go. Its versatile focal length makes it ideal for a wide range of shooting scenarios, from landscapes to portraits, while its intuitive controls allow for seamless operation, enabling you to focus on your creativity without distractions.

Engineered for the Future

Built on the strengths of Canon's renowned EF mount, the RF mount takes lens design to new heights, with a wider diameter and shorter flange back distance that allows for greater flexibility and innovation. The 12-pin connection between the lens and camera body enables enhanced communication and power transmission, resulting in higher image quality and enhanced usability.

More information on Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS Macro STM is a fast macro lens for the Canon EOS R system, offering a naturally wide-angle perspective, close-up focusing and Hybrid IS. This lens is great for portraiture, travel, street, documentary photography and filmmaking.

Key Features

  • New RF lens mount specifically designed for Canon's EOS R mirrorless CSC
  • Superb image quality and a natural wide-angle lens for street and travel
  • Great in low light, helping you capture ambience even in dark conditions
  • Get close to capturing fine details at half-life-size macro magnifications
  • Travel light, shoot more instinctively and with more creativity

The new RF mount has been built on the strengths of the existing EF mount and is the result of detailed research by Canon engineers, who have designed an impressive optical system with a flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm diameter lens mount - allowing for even greater freedom when designing lenses. The new mount’s 12-pin connection enables enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body, further enhancing lens design options, and resulting in higher image quality and enhanced usability.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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