|CANON EF 80-200mm II Lens Made In Japan for 7D T5i T4i T3i 70D 6D 1Ds 5D III etc|
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|At a mere 9 oz, the Canon EF II may seem too good to be true, but this lightweight, budget-priced telephoto lens delivers. This auto and manual camera lens is only 78.5 mm long, a tiny as well as lightweight solution that offers an 80 mm - 200 mm zoom focal length. Its subtle and compact design allows users to snap away without standing out like a sore thumb, as with a larger and more ostentatious lens. With its F/4.5-5.6 aperture, the Canon camera lens produces sharp images in multiple lighting conditions. The Canon EF II features autofocus but also allows users to twist the barrel for manual control. The Canon EF II's low cost and simplicity of use make this auto and manual camera lens ideal for those learning the ropes of advanced photography. With its five zoom lens groups, this Canon camera lens easily gets the job done.|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||80-200 mm|
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One of the semi-forgotten facts of the camera industry since the 1950's has been the gradual evolution of the "zoom" lens. At first viewed with contempt, then suspicion, then acceptance, the "zoom" lense today is the dominate photographic optic in the business. To be sure, single focal length lenses remain, usually as specialized large aperture lenses on the wide angle end, and high powered,high priced, high end optics on the telephoto side. However, the vast majority of amatuer and professional photographers use zoom lenses. The Canon EF 35-80 f/4-5.6 is just one lense which helped win the battle. There is nothing particularly special about it. In fact, it's just another example of a plastic mount "kit" lense that was probably sold with on the early Canon Rebel series. However, in its own way it pushes the envelope. One of my Canon A cameras currently has a 35-70 FD lens on it. That was a "replace the 50mm normal" lens of its day. This one extends to 80mm, giving it a more acceptable "portrait tele" focal length. So with its all plastic construction , autofocusing and "safe" set of focal lengths--plus the simple fact that it works, this lense will do just fine on my EOS Elan. Of course, eventually wide to portrait length lenses would expand in range to the 24/28 to 105 lenses of today. Indeed,the best film camera lense I have is a 28-105 3.5-5.6 Canon EF II that still gives me good pictures. Now I can place one of its ancestors on the shelf beside it, on the very camera that was the ancestor of my Elan IIe and 7Ne.
Sadly, when I do serious photography now, I usually reach for my Canon G11. As for the rest of my Canon stuff, well, lets say it feeds my sense of the anachronistic, even in this brave new digital age.
I bought this lens as a fun bad weather lens for my Canon 50D to avoid damaging
expensive lenses during bad weather or in unstable environments. It provides
basic telephoto service with adequate sharpness, contrast and focal range in a
cheap package. It is small and light and I will get the matching wide to normal
length 28-80mm lens to compliment it. If Image Stabilization and high speed auto focus are not necessities, and regular imaging and build quality are still
acceptable, these lenses are a very economic solution as they can be had for as
little as $40-$60 each. goldentones_05 in Toronto.
This lens is just what you need if you desire near perfect IQ at this focal range. I sold a 70 200 F4 and replaced it with this fella and for me it is perfect for several reasons. For just a couple hundred more you get better Image Quality, Faster Max Aperture, and perhaps more important to me is that it is black and small. I do mostly travel photography and pulling out a long bright white lens in Varanasi India just made me feel like a loser. (maybe I am anyway, but I dont need the point rubbed home). IS would be nice especially on a crop body, but then so would owning a chariot of gold instead of a 91 Honda accord. Great lens, very underrated. Buy it.
A lightweight, stealthy alternative to a big white heavy 70-200 f/2.8 lens. Not white, not too big, lightening fast focus. The 70-200 f/2.8IS is a little soft wide open at the long end. This lens is much sharper. Pair it with a 1/4xTC and have a 280mm f/4 lens - the kenko pro dg teleconverter works great with this lens.
If you shoot a lot at this focal length, this lens is a real bargin. A great portrait lens on a full frame dSLR. If you shoot in good light only, consider the 70-200f/4L instead. it can be had on ebay for a great price, there are no bad copies of this lens, and you get a zoom. In poor light, the f/2.8 allows twice as much light in.
A slow lens with only 5 aperture blades, the Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens aperture starts at f/4.5, moves quickly to f/5.0 by 95mm and to f/5.6 around 135mm. The 80-200 gave me two aperture clicks at 100mm with f/5.6 selected in AV mode - another one of those things that make you say "Hmmmm..." The 5-bladed aperture will of course produce 5-pointed OOF (Out Of Focus).very cheap telephoto zoom lens.