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Canon EF 20-35 mm f/2.8L

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 20-35 mm f/2.8L
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 20 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 94.5 - 63.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:11.11
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 15 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 89 x 79.2 mm
Weight 570 g
Additional information Marketed October 1989
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. TipTog
    TipTog 6 October 2013, 22:44
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    IP 46.255.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 800CHF
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: 20 to 35 is not really much. There is no weathersealing and no USM. You can't get any spareparts anymore.

    Pros: Superb build quality (all made of metal). Optically this lens can mess with the 16-35 II.

    Summary: This is the "best-build-canon-lens" I ever used. Very good choice for landscapes! It is light and small. If you need a weathersealed connection, replace the bajonett with a new one; with gasket and the same thickness.

  2. Edgar
    Edgar 20 October 2009, 07:06
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    IP 118.169.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: usd1000
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: is said to be old enough for canon to put in the lens musuem, will have no parts available if need repairs. oldest wide angle zoom, perhaps the father of all the wide anle L lenses.technology wise is in the post film era so noise is a bit nosier than new usm lenses.

    Pros: superb lens on par with all the new L lenses. fast focus lens even using old focus drive not usm model

    Summary: excellent for the money, if you can find any new old stock around, grab! very light lens smaller than present wide angle L lenses. for the current pros, people wont know what lens your using, as its from the film era !

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