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  • Converging lens barrel to minimize shadow cast
  • LED light incorporated, switchable on and off, both left and right.
  • 1:1 macro lens
  • 1.2x in supermacro mode
  • Hybrid IS (shift and angular shake reduction) like the 100L macro
  • 7 aperture blades, circular
  • MFD 9.3 cm at supermacro
  • Weight: 130 grams (!)
  • Lenshood included
  • 2 aspherical, one UD element
  • MSRP: $299.99 (USD)
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Much want, even if it means I'd need an M body to go with it. The macro in itself wasn't enough, but with the built in light and IS, it should be quite a nifty lens to have around.

Yeah, kind of a reason to hang on to my not much used EOS M. I already was a fan of wider FOV close ups.

EOS M's cost next t nothing anyway, and can run magic lantern (focus bracket, advanced aperture and exposure bracket, magic zoom, focus peaking, regrettably no focus trap).

In a quick look, used original M's are pretty much worthless, but still worth more than my E-P1! Well, I'll wait until the lens is actually available before I think about body options if I go ahead. Now, what were the rumoured M plans for this year?

No "real" rumours yet. Vague stuff about an M4 ("80D sensor variant, one 4K capable model), and even vaguer stuff about Canon and a FF mirrorless. So basically all worthless rumours, for now.

The only thing that is known is that that Canon manager who did some interview promised some M model that would be of more interest (only the M10 surfaced since that interview).

Cute lens, slick idea with the inbuilt light.

I think there had been a Yasuhara manual macro lens with built-in LED lamps (but since the lens itself was stone age, it required an external power source). I might be mistaken on some counts here.


This lens looks really left field... in a pretty good way. And to those who doubt the usefulness of a wider macro - me & my wife have been doing very close shots of flowers with a Sigma 14mm f/2.8 lens (MFD: only 18 cm, and that's from the sensor, not the front lens). I can't see using a 28mm lens to shoot insects - I'd need much more working distance (say, during the recent trip I was having loads of fun with a 70-200/2.8 and extension tubes until one of these broke in half and sent the lens tumbling to the ground). But for flowers and small stuff like coins and pins... well, that'd be it.

Not all insects fly away when you get close to them...


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Of course, the LED will suck the camera's battery faster - but with mirrorless, at least two spare batteries are essential. And I don't think it will consume more energy than the VR of some Fujinons which can't be switched really off. (I always hear some action within the lens). I'd like to have such a macro as well, no need to fool (and carry) around with ringflash.

Technically, spiders are not insects  Wink  :lol:

Rover, what brand/quality were those extension tubes?


On wider angle insect shooting:

35mm (on APS-C) 1:2 macro:

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Again, with 35mm lens on ASP-C, but several portrait orientation shots stitched, to get a wide FOV:

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Or at ~320mm (also on APS-C), just to illustrate that there is no "right" focal length, the focal lengt's FOV determines the look of the photo: 

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Plastic mount ... 

Not a problem per se but honestly this wasn't necessary.

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