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An unusual focal length range from Canon's pre-digital EF lens range. It was released as one of two kit lenses for the Canon EOS IX Lite, an APS-format film SLR, but is fully EF compatible.

Lens is somewhat cheap feeling compared to modern EF lenses, and quality not exceptional

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 22-55mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction 9 elements in 9 groups
Closest Focusing Distance 0.35m
Minimum Aperture 22-32
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.2
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 66 x 59mm, 175g

Canon EF22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM wide zoom lens block diagram

Canon Info: "The replicated aspherical lens element makes this wide-angle zoom lens light and small. The Canon-exclusive Micro USM makes it fast and quiet too. Great for traveling light. It’s also perfect as your regular wide-angle lens. When the lens is attached to an EOS Advanced Photo System SLR camera, the 35mm equivalent f

gth is 28-69mm."

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Sample images

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Product launch

No information available on the 1998 launch of this lens.

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