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Canon EF 35-70 mm f/3.5-4.5

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 35-70 mm f/3.5-4.5
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 35 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 63.4 - 34.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.39 m
Maximum magnification 1:5
Minimum aperture 29
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 70 x 63 mm
Weight 245 g
Additional information Marketed March 1987
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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3.56 Average
Owners reviews (3)
  1. Hobo Joe
    Hobo Joe 4 August 2016, 18:09
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    IP 184.88.x.x
    Owner since:
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow and loud AF, old lens, more difficult to put on newer cameras than newer lenses, and odd range.

    Pros: despite the cons, it still works on newer cameras such as my canon t6. If you dont want to spend the $100 on a 18-55mm lens and you can find a good one for a cheaper price, this could be a good one. (If say you bought a younger person (7-10 years old) a dslr, this could be a cheap but good lense for them). I am 14, take some decent pics with a t6 and t2i but i never use this lense on the fly. I stick with the 18-55 and the 55-250mm

    Summary: My pros sum it up.

  2. CaF2
    CaF2 25 February 2014, 20:40
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    IP 89.143.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Really very loud AF micromotor, ands slow too.

    Pros: Decent optical quality. Inexpensive. Useful as a short telefoto lens on APS-C sensor cameras (eq. 56 - 112 mm). Small filter thread 52mm - filters unexpensive. Distance scale on the lens.

    Summary: Recomended.

  3. amateur
    amateur 13 October 2012, 14:57
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    IP 95.90.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 40 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: focus ring to small, no srew-in lens hood possible, noisy AF, colours need post processing

    Pros: very sharp stopped down (close to L quality), macro capability, small size

    Summary: Of course inferior to the 17-40 L, but really o.k., if you need a cheap lens for travel. I think better than many newer kit lenses. Got some nice shots even with fullframe DSLR's

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