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Canon EF 28-70 mm f/2.8L USM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 28-70 mm f/2.8L USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 75.4 - 34.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:5.56
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 83.2 x 117.6 mm
Weight 880 g
Additional information Marketed November 1993
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. JimiH
    JimiH 26 September 2015, 10:10
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    IP 79.157.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 450€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Hughe and heavy.

    Pros: Sharp, smooth contrast, pleasent colors, low ditorsion, really good bokeh wide open for this kind of zoom, fast and accurate AF.

    Summary: Perfectly balance image quality and for an incredible price nowadays. Do you really need IS and/or weather sealing? If the honest asnwer is NOT AT ALL, stop looking around. This might be your standard zoom lens.

  2. Mickey
    Mickey 8 April 2014, 07:46
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    IP 173.77.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: 900.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not much other than it being no longer produced and not weather sealed. adding a seal t the mount and a filter might help.

    Pros: Lens is tack sharp, fast, quiet and boasts beautiful colors with minimum distortion. My 28-70 outperformed mt friends 24-70 through mot of it's range.

    Summary: Just a wonderful range

  3. Jorkki
    Jorkki 7 August 2013, 12:13
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    IP 84.231.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 450€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: A little slow focus. At full aperture vigneting and bad corners. Old.

    Pros: Very sharp from f 4,5. Beautiful colors.

    Summary: Good basic lens for all photography.

  4. Joey-Meowy
    Joey-Meowy 8 April 2013, 18:02
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    IP 149.154.x.x
    Owner since: 7 years
    Price: USD 1450 N
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: None

    Pros: Still the benchmark even though it's been discontinued for about 15 years. This lens is one of the reasons that Canon dethroned Nikon from the number one position back in the 90's.

    Summary: Optically as good as it gets plus fast AF. Also very strongly built. Older lens that lacks weathersealing but that doesn't seem to slow it down. Not cheap these days and no IS but all the same, it's well worth the price.

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