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Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
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Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM review: specs and price

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
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Why is Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM better than the average?

  • Minimum focal length
    28mmvs87.47mm
  • Minimum focus distance
    0.93mvs1.67m
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    3.5fvs3.53f
  • Magnification
    1.2xvs0.29x
  • Maximum angle of view
    51.9°vs48.27°
  • Weight
    130gvs860.84g

General info

1.minimum focal length

28mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

2.has or is a prime lens
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

3.weight

130g

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

4.Has a metal mount
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

5.maximum focal length

28mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 800mm F/5.6L IS USM

800mm

6.Includes lens hood
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Canon EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS

11.1x

3.magnification

1.2x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

5x

4.maximum angle of view

51.9°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Canon EF 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye

180°

5.minimum angle of view

51.9°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Canon EF 800mm F/5.6L IS USM

Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

f/1.2

2.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

3.widest aperture at maximum focal length

3.5f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

1.2f

4.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM

45f

5.aperture blades

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

10

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM

32f

Focus

1.minimum focus distance

0.93m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM

0.15m

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

3.Has focus motor
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.Has full-time manual focus
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

5.Can focus to infinity
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

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