Canon's newest EOS M lens has a constructed-in ring flash
Canon’s first EOS M might have landed with a thud, however issues are getting a lot better for the mirrorless system. The corporate launched the superb EOS M3 late final yr, and simply revealed a really fascinating lens, the EF-M 28mm f/three.5 Macro IS STM. A brand new EOS M macro lens is an enormous deal, since there are solely seven within the household to date. What’s particularly unique concerning the 28mm mannequin is that it packs a “ring flash” that may hearth from the left and proper sides.
The sunshine present gentles illumination for shut-up topics and allows you to create left or proper shadows through the use of only one aspect of the flash. It additionally helps get rid of shadows from the lens itself, contemplating you must get nearer than regular for a shot (Canon’s different macro lenses are typically telephotos). Canon additionally says the “tapered lens prime form makes it straightforward to seize excessive-high quality pictures at shut vary with out casting shadows.”
At 28mm, the lens supplies a 45mm full-body equal subject of view, which is strictly one-to-one. Given the comparatively easy three-factor design, I would not be stunned if it has wonderful optics — the 60mm EF-S macro has a spectacular score on B&H, for example. It is also acquired Canon’s hybrid IS stabilization system, a stepping focus motor and a “tremendous macro” mode that provides you 1.2 occasions magnification.
Most significantly, Canon clearly put a variety of thought into designing the mannequin, which is a robust signal for the EOS M system. Hopefully, it’s going to quickly launch another a lot-wanted lenses, particularly some quick primes, so critical customers will not need to depend on an EF lens adapter. The EF-M 28mm f/three.5 Macro IS STM lens will arrive in June for $300.