Author: Don Sivori

Canon 35mm STM Macro Images

Canon 35mm STM Macro Images

Canon EF-S 35mm Macro using Macro-Light. ISO 100 1/5″ @ f2.8

I borrowed the Canon 77D body with the new 35mm STM Macro lens for the weekend. After I arrived home from work I planned on making a few shots around my home. The first close up image above shows the inside of a broken lens. I had the Macro Light right side active and photographed the image wide open at f2.8. I was interested in examining the bokeh, as this Canon lens has a circular aperture. The out of focus foreground highlights showcase the rounded aperture. I think the lens did a nice job rendering the circular bokeh for this example.

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Canon’s new Mighty Mouse Macro

Canon’s new Mighty Mouse Macro

Canon have recently added a small EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS STM lens to their inventory. It is relatively small, 2.7″ H  x 2.2″ D and lightweight 6.7 ounces. It is compatible with all Canon APS-C cameras from their earliest Digital Rebel to their newest EOS 77D camera and with an adapter can be used on their EOS M series mirrorless bodies such as the M5. The lens has a retail price of $349.99.

Canon 35mm f2.8 Macro switch positions

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Sneak Peek at the new Sigma Art Lenses

Sneak Peek at the new Sigma Art Lenses

Sigma has sent Murphy’s Camera a couple of their newest Art series lenses to evaluate; the 14mm f1.8 DG HSM and the 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM lenses, both are in the Canon mount. I was the lucky one who was able to play around with these beauties and do some informal testing for a couple of evenings. First let me state that these are big beefy heavy lenses designed for a full frame camera. Sigma has them available in three mounts, Sigma, Canon and Nikon, plus the Canon mount can be adapted to work on Sony full frame bodies. These will also mount on APS-C bodies from Canon, Nikon and Sony (with adapter), although the user will not experience the wide angle vision.

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