RF35 f/1.8 Macro IS STM

Labdoc

EOS 80D
Mar 23, 2016
135
26
60
USA
This isn't an L lens but it does a good job and on this camera makes for a small package. These were shot with a Canon RP, low light, high ISO and puppies that wouldn't stay still.
 

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mb66energy

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 18, 2011
1,333
229
Germany
www.MichaelBockhorst.de
IMO this lens has deserved more attention because it is ...
  • lightweight and compact
  • has f/1.8 for some separation with good bokeh (= non-disturbing, organic)
  • has f/1.8 + 5-stop IS for low light
  • has @f/1.8 very good center IQ and good corner IQ +
    has @f/4.0 excellent IQ over all of the frame (contrast, color & texture fidelity)
  • has 1:2 macro / closeup functionality which is unique (AFAIK) and very attractive for me who
    disliked the "clonk" while trying to get close enough from my FD lens days
  • has the unique combination of all mentioned features as a GOOD compromise
  • is well suited for video (except the often-mentioned noise of its STM drive but an external
    microphone helps.
One downside is the heavy vignetting wide open but in most situations I like it because it draws attention to the main subject.

Some images below, the corresponding f-stop is given in the file names:
RF35_C_f-1.8_2019-12-20-14-47-55_RP_IMG_0284.JPG
(the upper left dark corner is NO vignetting, it's the edge of the background)

RF35_C_f-2.0_IMG_0530.JPG

RF35_C_f-4.0_IMG_0543.JPG

RF35_C_f-9.0_IMG_0612.JPG

RF35_C_f-9.0_IMG_0624.JPG