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Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM Lens

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Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM lens

Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM lens

Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM lens

Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM lens

Optical design

Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM 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: 9 elements in 9 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $117


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
22mm - 55mmf/4.0 - f/5.6f/3250.355859/2,1175/6,9

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Canon EF 22-55 mm f/ 4-5.6 USM   is a very compact  and light zoom lens for Canon EOS  film and SLR cameras with a range of focal lengths from  ultra wide-angle to normal.

The shortcomings of  the Canon EF 22-55 mm  f/ 4-5.6 USM

  1. Not very reliable plastic build.
  2. Slow lens speed.
  3. Visible loss of resolution on the edges.
  4. It is too soft when wide open, especially at 55 mm.
  5. There are some pronounced effects of distortion and vignetting.

The merits of the Canon EF 22-55 mm  f/ 4-5.6 USM

  1. It is very compact and lightweight.
  2. The USM enables fast and silent focusing.
  3. An aspherical element in the optical scheme enhances optical characteristics - it increases resolution and contrast and minimizes aberrations.
  4. It features an excellent price-quality relationship!

The Canon EF 22-55 mm  f/ 4-5.6 USM is a good choice as a  kit lens for deginners. In spite of its shortcomings, it is one of the best Canon kit low-end zoom lens.

It is discontinued.

Compatible hood: EW-60D

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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 22.02.2011

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