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Canon EF 38-76 mm f/4.5-5.6

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 38-76 mm f/4.5-5.6
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 38 - 76 mm
Maximum aperture f/4.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 59.3 - 32 o
Closest focusing distance 0.58 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.67
Minimum aperture 27
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 65 x 63.8 mm
Weight 155 g
Additional information Marketed February 1995
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  1. Tom
    Tom 1 July 2017, 10:32
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    IP 92.40.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 15
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Plastic build quality. Not really wide, not really long. Fits inside the zoom range of better Canon lenses. Slow. No in camera correction from Canon. Bokeh past 5.6 isn\'t great.

    Pros: Cheap. A little extra reach on crop bodies makes this a nice outdoor or studio portrait lens. Very, very light, and quite small. Minimal zoom range = minimal distortion. Better image quality than expected. Reasonably sharp wide open. very sharp by F/8.

    Summary: An undervalued and forgotten part of the Canon line up. It\'s a hard lens to dislike, and is often in the smaller camera bag as an option when a prime is fitted just for a bit of versatility. The weight of it is so minimal that it really can go anywhere. Even though the lens is slow, it is reasonably sharp. Stop it down just one stop and it will surprise you with its IQ. Bokeh is decent wide open, but not good past 5.6 - lack of aperture blades being the primary cause. Expect \"nuts and bolts\" bokeh from there. If you chance upon one, and you need any part of the focal range, pick it up and play with it.

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