With a large, bright maximum aperture of f/2.8 you can let in a lot of light, as well as create beautiful shallow depth of field effects. The 35mm* standard angle of view gives you an equivalent of 56mm on a full-frame camera, making the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM a fantastic walk-around lens for snapshots, street photography, portraits and anything where lots of detail is a bonus.
* Equivalent to 56mm in 35mm format.
Hybrid IS (Shake Correction Function).
Image stabilization helps minimize blurring in an image that can occur even from small movements while taking handheld photos. Canon's Hybrid IS system helps minimize the effects of camera shake in the vertical plane (up and down), as well as when tilting or using the camera on an angle.
High Image Quality with GMo Aspheric Lens.
Beautiful photos and video are created courtesy of the refined optical configuration of 6 groups in 10 elements that uses one aspherical lens. The GMo (glass molded) aspheric lens is capable of delivering outstanding image quality across the entire scene, helping to ensure a high level of detail in your shots.
Smooth Movie Servo AF with Lead Screw-type STM.
Keep your subjects in focus even when they're moving thanks to Movie Servo AF, which helps facilitate smooth video recording. The lead screw-type STM means you can focus quickly for both stills and video as well as staying nearly-silent - a key feature to help capture only the sounds you want in a video. In short, your movies are characterized by steady, near-quiet and beautiful focus transitions from one subject to another for a professional look and feel.
Circular Aperture (7 Blades).
Thanks to its 7-blade, circular aperture, the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is capable of creating gorgeous, evocative out-of-focus areas and soft backgrounds. By delivering an incredible level of control over background blur, it helps you create intimacy and intensity in your photos and videos for impactful results.
Full-time Manual Focus.
The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM offers complete manual control, even when AF is engaged, with a simple twist of the lens' focus ring. Additionally, full-time manual focus means it's easy to achieve and maintain focus manually, which can be especially handy when shooting video or composing still images on an SLR's screen.