DPReview Published Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens Review (86% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens (Tested on the 30.3MP Canon EOS R), and the new Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens achieved an impressive 86% overall score from the experts at DPReview.


Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens Key Features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

What we like

  • Very good sharpness at medium apertures
  • Pleasant bokeh
  • Control Ring is a useful touch
  • Highly effective image stabilization system
  • Closer focusing distance than most 35mm lenses

What we don’t

  • Some barrel distortion visible with architectural subjects
  • Lateral and longitudinal CA noticeable at wide / medium apertures
  • Focus-by-wire focusing won’t be to everyone’s taste
  • No claims of weather resistance
  • AF motor not particularly discreet

From DPReview Conclusion:

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro is a versatile carry-around lens for Canon’s new EOS R system. The only non-‘L’ lens in the initial RF lineup, the 35mm F1.8 provides a lightweight, compact and relatively affordable solution for EOS R and RP shooters. Optical quality is high, and effective optical stabilization makes this lens useful in a wide range of shooting conditions. Read the full review at DPReview.

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