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Leaked Canon Lens Has Some Bright Ideas Built in

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Properly lighting a tiny subject when doing macro photography is tricky since your camera ends up so close to it. A ring light surrounding the lens is one solution to the problem, and it looks like Canon might soon be releasing a macro lens featuring an LED ring light built right in.

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Digital Camera Info posted what appear to be leaked photos of a new Canon EF-M f/3.5 28mm STM macro lens with a minimal focus distance of 0.093-meters (or 3.66-inches) and image stabilization.

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Despite the addition of the LED ring light surrounding the front lens element, Canon’s new glass might also be the lightest macro lens on the market, in part thanks to a plastic mount on the back. Digital Camera Info speculates that in addition to a reduction in weight, the 28mm macro lens might also come with a lightweight price tag and be targeted at amateur photographers wanting to try their hand at macro photography, without spending a small fortune on all the gear.

[Digital Camera Info via PetaPixel]

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sepoyrebel
Sepoy Rebel

Nice. I’m not too familiar with photography, but often in the operating room, we take intraoperative pictures for documentation, research, and/or educational purposes of our procedures. Proper lighting is key and is often difficult to do, so this could be a real boon.