Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
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Top 38%

Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM: 22 facts and highlights

1. minimum focus distance

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.
0.93m
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM: 0.15m

2. widest aperture

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.
f/3.5
Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L USM: f/1.2

3. weight

130g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g

4. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

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.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
81% have it

5. Has rounded aperture blades

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.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
65% have it

6. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
52% have it

7. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
49% have it

8. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Canon EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS: 11.1x

9. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
87% have it

10. widest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
3.5
Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L USM: 1.2

11. minimum focal length

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.
28mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm

12. maximum focal length

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.
28mm
Canon EF 800mm F/5.6L IS USM: 800mm

13. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
22
Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM: 45

14. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
94% have it

15. Can focus to infinity

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.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
75% have it

16. aperture blades

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.
7
Canon EF 24-105mm F4L II USM: 10

17. Has full-time manual focus

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.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
81% have it

18. maximum angle of view

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).
51.9°
Canon EF 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye: 180°

19. minimum angle of view

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).
51.9°
Canon EF 800mm F/5.6L IS USM: 3°

20. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

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.
22
Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM: 32

21. magnification

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.
1.2x
Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo: 5x

22. Includes lens hood

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.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
30% have it

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