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Canon - EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens for Canon APS-C DSLR - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM

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    Deutschlandreform
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    When trying to do serious macro shots with any 35mm to 60mm macro lens, there will likely be some problems: With shooting so close, many live subjects will be annoyed. In addition, the picture may display a rather distorted perspective. Also, at extreme working distances of only one or two inches, most ambient light will be blocked. Canon now tries to address the latter issue with a lens featuring a built-in light. The Macro Lite seems quite bright when turned on. However, it is really only bright enough to illuminate a subject very close to the lens. Moving beyond the high magnification macro range, a stronger external illumination is still needed. Plus, if the Macro Lite is pretty much the only light source, it can create a flashlight look on reflective surfaces. The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is a smoothly and silently focusing compact prime lens for cropped-sensor cameras. Image stabilization and the integrated light make the lens great for pictures of inanimate objects in a low light setting. The lens may show some barrel distortion and dimmed corners at wide apertures, but it generally delivers very sharp pictures.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Macro Lens

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    Glasgow
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    This is the first macro lens I have purchased and am very impressed by it. The image quality is fantastic and the light ring is a very handy feature. I especially like that you can turn on the entire light ring or either side to add a cool effect. The one thing I do find challenging is that there is a very narrow field of view when taking extreme close ups. Some of the object will be in focus but others may not if there is any kind of bend to it but it is not something that should deter you in any way as it does add a nice effect. I have tried this for landscape shots and portraits as well and both came out very well in my opinion. All in all this is a very good quality and versatile lens and I have been very pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent macro lens for EF-S mount

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    KDFrosty
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    There's not much of a selection of dedicated macro lenses for EF-S mount Canon cameras, and the 60mm and 100mm Canon versions are much more expensive than this 35 mm lens. Pros: -SHARP at F/8 -Capable of beautiful bokeh if shot is composed correctly. -Adjustable macro light ring built in to lens. -Lens comes with hood Cons: -DOF VERY thin at f/2.8 -a tad slow finding focus

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING, Best Macro Lens I’ve ever used

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    JaBo
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    This lens is amazing, the clarity and 1 to 1 replication of subject at Macro is just unbelievable. You can get the lens right up to the subject (about 2 inches by my tests). It’s a great lens for general shooting as well, and the added macro light is such a great feature to have. The price tag for this lens seems way too low for the amount of lens you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very nice lens to have in one's camera bag

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    occamist
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    I use this lens for close-ups for stock photography, so the results have to be sharp. So far I've been very happy with it. The lens is fast and the results are crisp and clear. A bonus is that the lens is lightweight and easy to use. I love the light ring feature, and the stabilization feature helps because macro subjects can be a challenge to shoot clearly if they move even the slightest bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE LOVE This lens!!

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    paintdblu
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    I saw this lens in an ad on Canon's website a few months ago and have wanted it ever since. It takes beautiful pictures. The light on the front is so much fun to play with when shooting macro. It also takes stunning portraits! It's quickly become my favorite in my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    Alex
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    With a crop sensor camera this lens equates about a 50 mm. It is beautiful for macro photography, as well as for all around photography since 50 is such a great focal length. It is so lightweight which is a great benefit, I have hand problems so this is a big help to people like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and fun lens

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    JenS
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    I love this lens. Crisp, clear pics. Macro shots are fun and interesting, but it also works well for general purpose shots. The halo light adds just enough light to highlight. 2.8 allows lots of light for great shots in low light settings. Overall, paired with 80d, a fun little versatile lens for not a lot of money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Canon Products are Primo !

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    Papa
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    I recently added this lease to my collection of Canon lenses and as usual I was greatly pleased with the features and ease of use of this sense . Canon has always been my first choice in cameras and I would highly recommend Canon to everyone .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    MEPhotos
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    I love the macro light! I was first nervous to get a macro because I wasn't sure how it would perform for portraits but it's great. And super easy to land focus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner macro lense

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    Cindy
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    This lense is awesome because it comes with a light in front of the lense so it's cool for up close shots even in the dark. I wouldn't say it's the most amazing lense but you do get a lot of quality for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for close ups

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    Kingfish
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    I brought this handy lens to Costa Rica and it was a delight to use. My insect, snake, and flower pictures were enhanced by its built in light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Macro lens for Canon EOS Rebel T5i

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    Jae1
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    Adding a macro lens to our equipment was necessary for some of our closeup photographic needs. Helpful Best Buy staff matched our needs with this lens, and we are very pleased with the process and the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens,

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    Admin
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    Unbelievable photos! I am a beginner and yet the lens light and aperture settings made this an easy lens to use. Very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow

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    Lovetechguy
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    I love this macro lens. Great price point. It takes great portraits too. The light is helpful for macro imagining. I feel like it can be used professionally. I'm not a pro though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Bestbuyshopper
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    Bought this lens for my daughter's Canon Rebel. She's been taking great close-up pictures of her pet tarantulas. I plan on buying another one for my Canon 80D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Macro Lens

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    KayLady
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    I have only tried my new macro lens a couple times, and I'm not sure I know what I'm doing, so I can't say I'm excited about it yet - but it has the potential to be very exciting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible lens for product photography.

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    benplayskeys
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    Purchased this lens for product photography and I’m blown away by the quality. Has a useful LED light ring in the front for front lighting if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lenses

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    Leafarhz
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    I am an amateur photographer and wanted to experiment with a macro lenses, Attaching some of my pictures.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    Legs
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    This is a great lens for the price. Excellent close shots with blurred background. The built in lights work flawlessly. Image stabilized and an almost silent focusing motor.

    I would recommend this to a friend