Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II Telephoto Zoom Lens

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An Extremely Mediocre Lens

Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens This is an extremely mediocre lens, making it virtually impossible to acquire sharp pictures. The price is cheap, but so is the lens and the overall build and quality are low. If you are a beginner just getting into digital SLR photography, you will be much better off getting a prime lens or two (I recommend the 28mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/1.8 ) of higher quality. If you absolutely must have a single zoom lens to cover a range of focal lengths, spend $100 more to get the better 28-105 lens with an ultrasonic motor. There will be an enormous difference in the quality of your photos

At best, the optics are only mediocre, making it almost impossible to shoot ultra-sharp images. it has a cheap price, but the lens is also cheap; the overall quality and workmanship are poor. If you are new or just getting into DSLR photography, you'll be much better off by acquiring a prime lens or two (I recommend the 50mm, 80mm or the 35mm for wider angles) of higher quality. If you absolutely want one single zoom lens for covering an array of focal lengths, then spend another $100 and get a better lens. It will make such a big difference in your photo quality.

If you have the need a low light lens or your main objective is taking pictures in poor light situations like concerts or weddings, then buy the 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM instead.

Created to replace the EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6, marketed back in 1993, this lightweight, compact standard zoom covers wide-angle 28mm to medium telephoto 80mm. The same as the EF8-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM, it also features a metal ring along the front end of the zooming ring giving it an upscale look. It makes use of a DC motor which is the auto focus drive actuator. The optical controls and system are identical to those of the EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM V.Only glass lens elements free of lead are employed for environmental protection, . The lens is no longer in Canon's Lens Lineup ✓

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length28 80 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 30 - 75 degrees  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F38.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 5  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 10  
Minimum focus distance 0.38 m (14.96")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.26 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus No  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight220 g (0.49 lb) 7.8 oz  
Lens diameter 67 mm (2.64")  
Overall length 71 mm (2.80")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 58 mm  
Lens hood code EW-60C  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Soft Case LP814


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