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Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II Lens

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Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II lens

Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II lens

Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II lens

Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II lens

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Optical design

Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1999

Optical design: 10 elements in 10 groups

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Average price: $117

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
28mm - 80mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/2250.3858200/7,171.2/2,8

Additional information:

The Canon EF 28-80 f/ 3.5-5.6 II is a very compact and lightweight  standard zoom lens for Canon EOS film and SLR cameras.

It has a convenient range of focal lengths.

The Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II is very affordable, but has a number of shortcomings:

  1. unreliable plastic build; fit and finish of low quality;
  2. not very high (but satisfactory) sharpness and contrast;
  3. considerable fall of resolution on the frame edges;
  4. no USM; slow and rather noisy built-in micro-motor;
  5. very soft when wide open, especially at 80 mm;
  6. pronounced effects of distortion and vignetting.

The Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II has some advantages subsequent upon its shortcomings:

  1. it is very compact and lightweight;
  2. due to a soft picture it can be limitedly used as a portrait lens at 80 mm and  maximum aperture settings;
  3. and finally - the price!

The Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II is a good choice as a kit lens for beginners.


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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 16.02.2011


Mechanical quality3.002
Optical quality3.002
Usability4.002
Pricing / Value4.502
Bokeh3.002
Overall lens rating
3.50

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