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|Telephoto zoom lens only 3.1 in. (78.5mm) long and weighing only 8.8 oz. (250g), making it very easy to carry around. The five zoom lens groups have been improved to obtain higher image quality.|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||80-200mm|
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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.
I found this lens to be very good opticaly especially so considering it's price. The light weight proved to make this lens a very versital in the bag and on the camera. I recomend this lens to anyone who wants a good medium to telephoto zoom, that is very easy to use and take care of.
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.
As long as I use the Canon EF II AF 80-200mm F/4.0-5.6 I am very satisfied with the results of the drawing.
The sharpness of the picture is pretty good although I'm still exploring it from different objects. But overall I am very pleased this lens.
Various results of my photos with this lens has produced many dollars. Bravo II AF Lens Canon EF 80-200mm F/4.0-5.6.
Unfortunately for the series using USM is far from my financial budget.
If I had a series of USM I wanted to be a professional photographer.