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Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Full-Frame Lens (2018)

MSRP 500 USDNeo score 71%Ext score 73%

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Product Overview

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro is a wide-angle macro lens for Canon RF-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Canon in 2018, it has 11 elements in 9 groups.
Unfortunately, Canon has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
The bright maximum aperture for a wide-angle lens is appreciated for night photography, though some may prefer the perspective of an ultra wide-angle lens for this. The built-in image stabilization can be useful for some handheld video work and for low-light stills.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • 0.5x reproduction ratio
  • Good image quality
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not the highest build quality

What external reviewers found***

Ext 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good image quality
  • Very good image stabilization
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Control Ring is clickable
  • Long focal length
Cons
  • Not weather sealed
  • Heavy and heavy
  • Control Ring isn’t included
  • Small focus ring
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
11 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 aspherical element, Super Spectra Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
74 mm / 2.91 in
Size | Length
63 mm / 2.48 in
Weight
305 g / 10.78 oz

Function

Angle Of View
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
35 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (5 stops)
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.5x
Min Focus Distance
170 mm / 6.69 in

Production

Debut
2018-09-05

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External Reviews

dpreview[1]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
The EF 35mm F2 IS USM is Canon's lightest and most compact RF lens so far. The lens has a new formula that sees 11 elements arranged in nine groups. Canon claims that this is one of the key reasons for the high corner-to-corner sharpness, even when the lens is used wide open. A hood isn’t provided with the lens as standard, and that may well be explained by the likelihood of the average user needing or wanting to use it.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Control Ring is clickable
  • Very good image stabilization
Cons
  • Control Ring isn’t included
  • Not weather sealed

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
As of review time, there are no other RF 35mm f/1.8mm prime lenses. If you want to cover 35mm with a different lens, one of the RF zoom lenses is your option. The RF 28-70 is more of an opposite in many regards. It is big, heavy and very expensive.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Long focal length
  • Wide aperture
  • Good image quality
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Heavy and heavy
  • Small focus ring

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Review. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-rf-35mm-f1-8-is-stm-macro-review. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-RF-35mm-f-1.8-IS-STM-Macro-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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