Scheduled for release in June, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is Canon’s first AF lens with a built-in macro light.
Angled view of the new EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, showing the light switch on the side of the barrel. (Source: Canon.)
Designed for Canon’s EOS M series cameras, this compact lens weighs only 130 grams. and focuses down to 13 mm from the subject. Its dedicated Macro Lite can be used to illuminate small objects at close distances, with a switch that enables users to change the lighting intensity and direction on one or both sides of the Macro Lite. The design of the light reduces shadows cast by both the camera and lens. Covering an angle of view equivalent to 45mm in 35mm format, this lens can also be used for portraiture, where the seven bladed, circular aperture can provide smooth background blurring. The optical Image Stabiliser can be combined with Hybrid IS technology to correct angular camera shake, which often occurs when shooting macro. The STM focusing motor ensures smooth movies with near silent focusing. A firmware update will be released at the end of May for the EOS M3 and EOS M10 which will help you take full advantage of the AF speed capable when shooting movies with the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM.
The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM will be available June 2016. Prices will be set at dealer discretion. For details, visit https://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Personal/Products/Cameras-and-Accessories/Compact-System-Cameras/EF-M-28mm-f-3-5-macro-is-stm.