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Canon EF 50-200 mm f/ 3.5-4.5 Lens

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Canon EF 50-200 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: 1990

Optical design: 16 elements in 13 groups

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Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mm - 200mmf/3.5 - f/4.5f/3081.258690/24,3146.4/5,8

Additional information:

The Canon EF 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5  is a telephoto zoom lens for 35 mm SLR cameras Canon EF.

One of the first EF zoom lenses was announced in 1987 and was in production for 2 or 3 years. Half a year later the analogous L-version was introduced. That version employed a different optical scheme - 16 elements in 14 groups.

The lens has a push-pull  zoom  design. The front element does not rotate. The lens features an Arc Form Drive micro motor and an electromagnetic diaphragm.  Full time Manual focusing is not possible.

Additional information:

  • diagonal angle of view 36° - 10°
  • minimal aperture  22
  • max. magnification 0.21
  • diameter 70 mm

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 18.05.2013

Mechanical quality4.002
Optical quality3.001
Pricing / Value1.502
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