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Overview

1999 kit zoom lens. There are a range of zooms of this era, designed for film EOS cameras. They are typically light weight, but with fairly cheap build quality. At 80mm, this lens goes down to f/38, so if you want to see the effects of diffraction, with a modern high MP sensor, this is a lens to try.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6
Lens Construction 10 elements in 10 groups
Minimum Aperture 22-38
Closest Focusing Distance 0.38m 0.26 x magnification
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 66.4 x 71.2mm, 200g

Canon EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM standard zoom lens block diagram

Which 28-80? - a list of all versions

Note the L and USM versions are different

Canon EF 28–80mm lens
Version L (original) USM II II USM III USM IV USM V USM
Key features
Image stabiliser No
Environmental Sealing No
USM Yes No Yes No Yes
L-series Yes No
Technical data
Maximum aperture f/2.8–4 f/3.5–5.6
Minimum aperture f/22 f/22–38 f/38 f/22–38 f/38 f/22–38
Filter diameter 72 mm 58 mm
Horizontal viewing angle 75°–30°
Vertical viewing angle 46°–17°
Diagonal viewing angle; 65°–25°
Physical data
Weight 945 g 200 g 330 g 200 g 205 g 200 g
Max. Diameter 84mm 66.4mm 72mm 66.4mm 63.5mm 65mm 66.4
Max. Length 119.5mm 71.2mm 72.5mm 71.2mm 68.5mm 63.5mm 61.4
Groups/elements 11/15 10/10 9/10 10/10 9/9 10/10
Aperture blades 8 5
Closest focusing distance 0.5 0.38 0.5 0.38
Retail information
Release date April 1989 September 1996 October 1991 April 1999 October 1993 August 1995 September 1996 April 1999

EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM reviews and articles

  • Canon UK / US Information Page
  • Amazon
  • Northlight Images
  • Canon CPN article
  • Fred Miranda
  • Lens Tip
  • Digital Picture
  • PhotoZone
  • SLR Gear
  • Lens Review
  • ePhotozine
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Sample images

None available.

Product launch

No information available on the 1999 launch of this lens.

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