Hands-on review: Canon EF-M 28mm Macro
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Hands-on review: Canon EF-M 28mm Macro

By itself, this lens weighs 130 grams, making it so light Canon boasts about the 28mm F3.5 being the 'world's lightest autofocus macro lens for an ILC system.' When mounted to the EOS M3 the total weight is a featherweight 492 grams, exemplifying the lightness and convenience benefit of mirrorless systems compared to DSLRs. By comparison, a Nikon D5500 body weighs 420 grams. Add another 235 grams for the 40mm Micro lens, then another 200+ for an LED macro light kit, and the total comes out to 855 grams, or nearly double the weight of the Canon kit.

This diminutive size means weight can also be saved when making a tripod selection, as long as it is sturdy enough for work that is incredibly sensitive to vibrations.

Less weight means less fatigue and more reasons to bring the camera on location.