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Canon EF 55-200 mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 55-200 mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Lens style Standard zoom
Focal length 55 - 20 mm
Maximum aperture f/4.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 42.9 - 12.4 o
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.76
Minimum aperture 27
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF USM
Lens Construction 13 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 70 x 97 mm
Weight 310 g
Additional information Marketed March 1998
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  1. ourmark
    ourmark 5 September 2016, 07:35
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    IP 80.229.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: £50-6
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Quite a slow lens and autofocus is slow by modern standards. Images lack contrast even with a hood and UV filter (fixable in post-processing).

    Pros: Cheap. Small and light enough to be carried anywhere. At the shortest zoom, it is about the size of a fizzy drink can and weighs slightly less.

    Summary: A lens I bought second-hand over 10 years ago is still going strong and has no visible dust inside it. Can't complain about that. I will probably replace it with something faster in the near future, though. Example image: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5LCCY2mBPjHJYMxebG7uWe7RrsKVRCQ3icyE8z8ac_1fTYSeexFKncPQ0RodQdhVm9LZsweOU878up72IiU3zA6huLetdp3ZnwKedO3XNs0hk8s4GyEjnWUB4KYEme5JP4WNw1v6NYGBZPKqBWqAyliVg--W6qcNGzLf_zSvh82RCyYw4WyzwXd8TWGb3vip64ofMpR0idOR4_YqWjjjlBacE8_lURHoe8PUVDuzcCMiFt25SGV0K6-LKeV2xWPWupCiu-soM8GslKppGz4Pb5lhxYEXWeBQlRAwXeX3xCSDAV2QfcUezQzFZCggpaVisXJZa-7ovarAjMZMctVZzihp_dJsTae2xIYt4gmZxCaVrsFZJxWLvYFPaCt-ntjzJSPWDTCqTTA3dVWSkiOi6aUONJr-YulucQ0pX4RvcvnSIEhZB2SLCLJY9FvLGWG5Up79mKAW164FguY6aZcNim2pOUArJkTBhmk1pUIdk_dN634mUuHAuvJQHWum83Eb2rZ_EhkshWuF580XR-cFtBnxpdmdEsjFkBLYpTeeY-IbHGc2c7RAdJH5qe1jPNXviaKFV9AKEDn8Mwrh12k1rBLWp_wsqZXvt_hgkH4RnQ=w640-h426-no

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