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Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM Lens

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Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM lens

Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM lens


Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1990

Optical design: 14 elements in 10 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $200


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
70mm - 210mmf/3.5 - f/4.5f/3081.258550/19,4121.5/4,8

Additional information:

The Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM is a telephoto zoom lens for 35 mm Canon EF SLR cameras.

It is equipped with an ultra-sonic motor.

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Posted by: irokats   Date of publication: 11.09.2011

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Owner reviews: Canon EF 70-210 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 USM

Bryon 21.03.2016 01:02:44
Period of use: 7 days


Autofocus is fast. Images pretty crisp. Probably the least expensive EF telephoto lens that you can get on ebay right now. Also, USM is just a superior technology to STM!


A bit of chromatic aberration. Also, it is so old that there is not a lens profile available within DPP (Digital photo professional - Canon's raw processing software). This is only a minor downside, most of the normal RAW priocessing features are still available, but you can't use any of the settings under the "Lens" tab. 


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