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CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM Lens

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 CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM lens

 CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM lens


 CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM MTF Chart

 CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM MTF Chart

Optical design

 CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1993

Last year of production: 2004

Optical design: 21 elements in 15 groups (2 with Ultra-low Dispersion UD)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Average price: $1167


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mm - 350mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/3280.6721385/48,9167.4/6,6

Additional information:

The Canon EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM  is a professional all-purpose  10x zoom lens. 

It has a push-pull design and  a high level of dust and moisture protection. 

It had been produced since1993. In 2004 the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USMwas put into production and the EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM    was discontinued.

It was highly valued by photojournalists for an outstanding range of focal lengths, fast and accurate focusing, reliable build and very high optical characteristics.

The FTM (Full-Time Manual focusing) mechanism enables manual correction of focusing. The minimal focusing distance is just 0.6 m.

The mechanism of zoom setting makes it possible to adjust the zoom sensitivity (extension). The zoom may be locked at any focal length.

When used on APS-C cameras, the focal range is 56 - 560 mm.

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Posted by: Flicker   Date of publication: 17.11.2011

Mechanical quality4.502
Optical quality4.502
Pricing / Value4.502
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Owner reviews: CANON EF 35-350 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 L USM

JDRoest 26.12.2014 23:55:36
Period of use: 2 years


Optical quality.
It has a deep natural contrast.
Built like a tank.


Heavy. Can be used as a hammer.
Trombone style so it does collect dust, although you need a lot of dust to affect quality.
No one wants to repair or service this lens, so if you get one, you are on your own. However, having just serviced the top mechanism on mine, it's fairly easy to remove dust and improve the zoom action.


Wonderful lens to use, but make sure you have a pack of painkillers as it's heavy and really starts weighing on you after a bit. However, once you've had a work out from this lens, you'll have the grip of a gorilla.

Optically seems best and happiest at f7.1 and f8. Under that, my copy at least handheld starts to get a bit rough (and it's not shutter speed being too low either). However, at f7.1+ it's bang on focus nearly every time.

AF is pretty quick, although not as quick as the modern stuff, but still keeps up with speeding cars/motorbikes for my work. AF speed really increased when using a 7D body over a 50D.