Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens

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This is Truly a Cheap Lens

Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III LensBeginning with a plastic mount, the Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens sacrifices a lot of quality.  This corner-cutting also results in a extremely cheap price tag. the end result is a small and light lens - yet lighter than the Canon EF 28-80mm II Lens. Most of the other trimmings are also absent including a distance window.  This is truly a cheap lens - in price, in build attributes and in optical quality.

So for the average person just wanting to get some good shots on their camera then this lens should work well. It does feel a little cheap and light in my opinion but its considered a kit lens to begin with so can't complain too much there. I've been using it for over a year now and thus far have taken some decent shots with it. I have posted some for reviewers viewing pleasure. Nothing phenomenal, but something to go off of.

Although it is dressed in "USM" (Ultrasonic Motor) in its designation, the Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM Lens employ the less significant Micro-USM - not Canon's outstanding Ring-USM. The 28-90 USM does focus quickly and quietly. There is no (Full Time Manual) focusing. The truth is, the miniature MF (Manual Focus) ring is tricky to use and is positioned on the extending portion of the lens barrel.

Making use of a 5-blade aperture, the Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens is a slooow lens starting with an aperture of f/4 and going to f/5.6 around 73mm.

Quiet AF is the hallmark of Canon Ultrasonic Motor ( USM ) technology, and this compact Lens now combines USM with cutting edge electronics, for the fastest AF lens in its class. This lightweight lens (only 6.7 ounces) also has a revised exterior appearance, highlighted by a new rubber Zoom ring. ✓


Compact and lightweight standard zoom

Fastest AF in its class (when combined with EOS 300X)

New distance metering information providing compatibility with E-TTL II flash system

Optical system constructed using only lead-free glass

Lens available in silver and black

When bought separately lens comes in black only. When purchased in the EOS 300X w/28-90 Kit lens comes in silver only.

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length28 90 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 75 - 27 (43.2mm)  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.0 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 5  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 8  
Minimum focus distance 0.38 m (14.96")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.3 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 weight180 g (0.40 lb) 6.70 oz.  
Lens diameter 67 mm (2.64")  
Overall length 71 mm (2.80")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, plastic 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  



Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens

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