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Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 Lens

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Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 lens

Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 lens

Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1987

Last year of production: 1994

Optical design: 14 elements in 11 groups

User reviews (3)

Photos (10)

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Owners (10)

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Average price: $213


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mm - 105mmf/3.5 - f/4.5f/2250.8558400/14,181.9/3,2

Additional information:

Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5   is a standard zoom lens for 35 mm Canon

The lens is one of the best low-end kit lenses for Canon EOS cameras. It is light and compact and has rather fast autofocus.

It had been manufactured before Canon started its marketing policy and released its L-series.

It had fully retained the optical scheme of a legendary Canon FD 35-105.

In comparison with modern low-end zoom lenses, picture quality is much better. It is sharp when wide open. 

The optical scheme of the Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 includes only pure glass elements, no plastic. The lens delivers  excellent image quality. When wide open at 105 mm, it exhibits  amazing portrait soft-effect while retaining sharpness.

Focusing is based on a push-pull principle,   i.e. you do not rotate the zoom ring, you just move the barrel form or to the camera. It should be noted that after a little practice this method will seem more efficient for fast framing.

The Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 is a good choice as a kit everyday lens!

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 28.07.2010

Photos taken with this lens Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5:

Depth of field
Autor: Gippi
5 0 5603

Autor: STiv
4.5 0 661

Autor: Sergei Borodin
4 0 5093

Wedding 2
Autor: Sergei Borodin
4 0 4984

Mechanical quality3.004
Optical quality3.754
Pricing / Value3.254
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon EF 35-105 mm f/ 3.5-4.5

STiv 20.04.2013 00:22:19
Period of use: 2 years


Real glasses, from here and picture, very good picture. Sharp, easy, compact. The construct was pleasant, dangles nothing, doesn't leave (at least at me), a pomp (trombone) very much it was pleasant. It is a lot of positive emotions.


Slow and noisy auto focus, approximately as at 50mm f/1.8.


Long doubted - to take it or 28-105, but it turned out so that opportunity to compare both lenses was presented. The choice turned out very fast, even from the first pictures it became clear what will be a choice.

I offered the USM motor and wider corner, I chose 35-105 and while it is happy.

Сергей Бородин 1.1.2000 00:00:01
Period of use: 4 months


Reliable full-time lens, optically very good. Gives a sharp image at all apertures and focal length. At the 105mm really soft portrait effect (see attached file)


Minimum focusing distance is large. And at least the minimum focal length to 28.


I like the scheme of the zoom - Trambon when you get used to shooting becomes much more speedily. Generally, this lens has left the most pleasant experience.