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Canon's versatile RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro lens gets a 25% price cut on Amazon AU

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lens deal
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The Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lens was one of the first optics for the fledgling EOS R system and it became a must-have in a kit bag pretty quickly after its launch a couple of years ago.

What makes this lens so popular is its versatility. Its compact form factor and light weight makes it the perfect companion for any of the EOS R cameras, particularly the older ones (which are, themselves, small and light). Paired with the Canon EOS R and EOS RP, it's a well-balanced kit that's great for street photography.

There's hardly anything to complain about in terms of performance, either. This prime lens offers excellent sharpness, particularly at moderate apertures, while corner sharpness is great when wide open. Its autofocus system is fast and practically perfect, with a minimum working distance of just 7cm.

It's usual RRP is AU$799, but it is possible to find it for about AU$100 less at some Aussie retailers. However, Amazon Australia has shaved off a little more, offering it for a touch over AU$590.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM | AU$799 AU$593.30 on Amazon (save AU$205.70)

While most RF lenses are heavy and pricey – particularly the ones that launched alongside this little prime optic – the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro is a great EOS R companion. It's relatively affordable, especially if you take advantage of this discount on Amazon Australia. Its RRP is also lower than what you'd find at some Aussie retailers, which is then further discounted down.

This discount makes the RF 35.. f/1.8 Macro lens one of the most affordable Canon mirrorless lenses yet. And put into perspective of its versatility, it's a great bargain. After all, you can use this as a macro lens as well.

That said, it's not a true macro lens, with only a 0.5x magnification ratio, but the results are still excellent. The only 'true' macro RF lens is the new RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, which has only been announced but not yet available to buy, and is going to set you back a lot more.

So snap this offer up before it disappears!

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Sharmishta Sarkar

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 


With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 


She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!