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EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM


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EF-S Series Macro Lens with Built-in Macro Lite

The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is capable of shooting up to life-size magnification for stunning detail. In a first for EF-S lenses, it features a built-in Macro Lite, giving you the opportunity to light your close-up shots how you want to. You can independently control the right and left lamps, as well as dial up the intensity (bright and dim) for incredible flexibility. The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is capable of shooting up to life-size magnification for stunning up-close details of even the smallest subjects, including food, insects, flowers, still life and anything you want to fill the frame.

Bright f/2.8 Aperture and 35mm* Standard Angle of View

With a large, bright maximum aperture of f/2.8 you can let in a lot of light, as well as create beautiful shallow depth of field effects. The 35mm* standard angle of view gives you an equivalent of 56mm on a full-frame camera, making the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM a fantastic walk-around lens for snapshots, street photography, portraits and anything where lots of detail is a bonus.

* Equivalent to 56mm in 35mm format.

Hybrid IS (Shake Correction Function)

Image stabilization helps minimize blurring in an image that can occur even from small movements while taking handheld photos. Canon's Hybrid IS system helps minimize the effects of camera shake in the vertical plane (up and down), as well as when tilting or using the camera on an angle.

High Image Quality with GMo Aspheric Lens

Beautiful photos and video are created courtesy of the refined optical configuration of 6 groups in 10 elements that uses one aspherical lens. The GMo (glass molded) aspheric lens is capable of delivering outstanding image quality across the entire scene, helping to ensure a high level of detail in your shots.

Compact, Lightweight Design

The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM features a tapered design which allows you to get incredibly close to even small subjects, allowing you to fill the frame with beautiful, life-sized details. Its compact and lightweight body makes it easy to bring for shots on the go, and made possible thanks to clever construction that helps to reduce the lens' overall size and weight.

Smooth Movie Servo AF with Lead Screw-type STM

Keep your subjects in focus even when they're moving thanks to Movie Servo AF, which helps facilitate smooth video recording. The lead screw-type STM means you can focus quickly for both stills and video as well as staying nearly-silent – a key feature to help capture only the sounds you want in a video. In short, your movies are characterized by steady, near-quiet and beautiful focus transitions from one subject to another for a professional look and feel.

Circular Aperture (7 blades)

Thanks to its 7-blade, circular aperture, the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is capable of creating gorgeous, evocative out-of-focus areas and soft backgrounds. By delivering an incredible level of control over background blur, it helps you create intimacy and intensity in your photos and videos for impactful results.

Full-time Manual Focus

The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM offers complete manual control, even when AF is engaged, with a simple twist of the lens' focus ring. Additionally, full-time manual focus means it's easy to achieve and maintain focus manually, which can be especially handy when shooting video or composing still images on an SLR's screen.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

35mm f/2.8

Lens Construction

10 elements in 6 groups

Diagonal Angle of View


Focus Adjustment

AF with full-time manual

Closest Focusing Distance

0.43 ft. / 0.13m

Filter Size

1.9 in. / 49mm diameter

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

Φ2.7 x 2.2 in., approx. 6.7 oz. / Φ69.2 x 55.8mm, approx. 190g

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store



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MTF Charts

A Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) chart measures a lens’ expected optical performance at the center of the picture area and measures repeatedly along the diagonal line, further and further toward the corners of the image. The higher a curve is shown on the chart, the better the lens is performing in the area the chart is measuring. As a curve moves from left to right, it displays the lens' results from center towards the corners.

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Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Sample Movie

See how the compact EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens lets you get close to your subject to capture incredible details. The built-in forward-facing Macro Lite helps illuminate your subjects for well-lit and vibrant photos highlighting fine details.

Uses for Your EF-S 35mm Macro Lite

See the compact EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens in action. This lens lets you capture close-ups of your subject with rich details. With the built-in forward-facing Macro Lite your subjects will be well-lit helping to produce colorful vibrant photos with fine details. See how the Macro Lite can be used with full or half power for both lites, and how left and right side lites can be used independently for more dramatic lighting effects.

Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM: Hybrid IS

When taking photos with the camera hand-held, some unintentional shaking is possible. In macro photography, even the slightest movement is magnified and problematic. To counter this, the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM features Hybrid IS technology, which uses information from two sensors in the lens to compensate for both angle shake and shift shake. This Hybrid IS technology helps ensure that the images you capture are as sharp as possible.

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