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Canon EF 28-80 mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 28-80 mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 80 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 75.4 - 30.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 1:5.5
Minimum aperture 38
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Auto focus type AF USM
Lens Construction 10 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 72 x 77.5 mm
Weight 330 g
Additional information Marketed October 1991
Average rating (8 owners reviews)
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4.21 Good
Owners reviews (8)
  1. ZeroPerfect
    ZeroPerfect 23 October 2016, 03:10
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    IP 24.36.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 40$ cdnIc
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Flare

    Pros: Everything else

    Summary: I forgot to say when I mentioned 28mm as wide enough in wide city streets I ment on crop cameras 7d,t2i,xt,300d etc,.. On 5d is definitely wide enough.

  2. ZeroPerfect
    ZeroPerfect 23 October 2016, 03:02
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    IP 24.36.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 40$ cn
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Con for this lens is only one in my opinion and that is prone to flare. That's why the value for the money is only 3 knowing that those sell for 100$ plus on fleabay. In other words if you can get one for 50 get it but don't pay 100 for it.

    Pros: Optical quality,build quality,usm/ftm,design etc,..

    Summary: Great lens if the sun is nowhere in front of you,sharp wide open and across the range to about f16. Some fall off up to 5.6 but does not effect the sharpnes in any way. Ftm but I don't care about it as If I use AF lens I use only AF. Hood or no hood prone to flares. For this reason this is my cloudy days lens. In my experience as a street photographer 28mm is wide enough for architecture photography across wide city streets and 80mm lets you isolate subject nicely. Same goes for nature photography. I dont care about difficulty to use filters as I don't use them. Original hood if you can find one is expensive repops come on for sale on famous site somethimes but they are not lined with felt.

  3. vaniko
    vaniko 18 July 2015, 10:56
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    IP 94.61.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 40 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: plastic mount

    Pros: Perfect lens for 40 euros used, if know how to shoot with your camera this focal length is quite good. fast focus for this level lens

    Summary: in general to buy this lens used its worth it, because 40 euro is really good budget for this kind of lens

  4. Effivesix
    Effivesix 6 May 2015, 14:01
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    IP 86.132.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: £50
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Polariser hard to adjust at some settings - but not a real issue

    Pros: Optical quality; portability; useful crop range; great value for money

    Summary: Worthwhile addition to any outfit and better than standard kit lens at a bargain price. Picture quality and handling make it a favourite.

  5. Profesor
    Profesor 2 May 2015, 20:23
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    IP 78.188.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 150
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Fast, wide enough (on my 5d mark 2), sharp as a tack, silent, cheap cmpared to 28-80 L

    Pros: Front element rotating

    Summary: I've been using these lens on my Canon 5d Mark 2 with Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. It's a perfect lens for general usage especially portraits. You couldn't use cheaper than this lens with this quality.

  6. JiMu
    JiMu 15 July 2012, 04:03
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    IP 84.173.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 30€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not wide on a crop frame sensor, front element sinks into the body so using filters is quite hard.

    Pros: extremely cheap (price suffering from bad reputation of newer models), ring USM, FTM, aspherical lens, metal mount, better for portraits than a standard 18-55mm lens

    Summary: Very nice lens that should not be confused with newer models with the same name.

  7. declan
    declan 30 November 2011, 16:19
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    IP 175.142.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: usd 300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: not wide enough

    Pros: good general or act as zoom

    Summary: nice budget while good quality lens

  8. yankee
    yankee 17 January 2011, 23:16
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    IP 92.250.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: f/3.5 only; hood hard to find; front element turns when focusing

    Pros: solid, fast focus, good performer, good value for the money

    Summary: A great lens to use everywhere when you don't need a wide angle.

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