RF Lenses



  • Specifications
  • Block diagram
Marketed November 2018
Original Price 75,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 9
Lens Construction (element) 11
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.17
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.5
Filter size 52
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 74.4×62.8
Weight (g) Approx. 305

The RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM achieves a compact and lightweight design, measuring just 62.8 mm long and weighing approximately 305 g. Combining the lens with an EOS R camera makes possible an even more portable camera system.

The lens facilitates macro shooting with a maximum magnification1 of just 0.5x, allowing users to get up close to such objects as flowers and capture fine textures and details difficult to perceive with the naked eye. What’s more, the wide f/1.8 aperture makes possible beautiful bokeh effects.

Thanks to Canon’s latest microprocessor, the RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM achieves 5 stops2 of image stabilization—the most ever achieved by any Canon lens. This improved IS performance is made possible by faster communication between the lens and camera.

What’s more, the lens also supports Dual Sensing IS, which applies stabilization to correct large, low-frequency vibration caused by body movement when shooting stills. Video capture utilizes Combination IS, a feature in which the optical IS of the lens works together with the electronic IS of the camera body to produce a superior image stabilization effect. The lens also corrects hand shake with high precision during macro photography using Hybrid IS.

1 Magnification refers to the ratio between the size of the subject and its size when reproduced on a camera’s image sensor. A magnification ratio of 1.0x (1:1) means that a subject can be reproduced at its actual size on the camera’s image sensor.
2 When shooting with the EOS R. Based on CIPA standards.

Block diagram

Aspherical lens IS unit