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Canon EF 28-80 mm f/2.8-4L USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 28-80 mm f/2.8-4L USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 80 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 75.4 - 30.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF USM
Lens Construction 15 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 84 x 119.6 mm
Weight 945 g
Additional information Marketed April 1989
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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4.78 Good
Owners reviews (3)
  1. Marco
    Marco 5 December 2016, 05:17
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    IP 24.159.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $275 US
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Rotating front element. Focus by wire system. Does not use Full Time Manual Focus like my other L lenses do. No replacement parts for a lens that was introduced in March 1989.

    Pros: OMG ... the build quality is superb, much better than the 24-105 L zoom lens. The optical quality is amazing, it's the sharpest L lens I own and I own and use the 24-105/4 L, 70-200/4 L and 100-400/4.5-5.6 L with my original 5D amd 6D.

    Summary: The best and possibly the sharpest L zoom lens on eBay or used camera/lens dealers for less than $275.00 US dollars. Love this lens and it's only 27 years old according the Canon Museum. If my lens ever goes bad I'll probably buy another one it's that good!

  2. kon
    kon 21 November 2016, 18:04
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    IP 80.99.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 280 €
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: - Front lens rotating - Focus by wire (if it's go wrong, nobody can repaire) - No FTM - Little bit heavy

    Pros: - USM - Smooth manual focus - Very good contrast+sharpness - Relative cheap

    Summary: Worth the price.

  3. kro
    kro 21 August 2013, 04:53
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    IP 88.114.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 300€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Heavy, slow sharpening, Prone to flare

    Pros: Optically good

    Summary: A very positive lense

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