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Canon EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZCanon EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZ


Canon's 'Power Zoom' lens. A short lived line of lenses that started and finished with this one example...

No manual focus, no manual zoom, and no provision for a lens hood.

One for the 'completionist' collector, rather than photographer.

Note - pic is from POTN

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 35-80mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction 7 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Aperture 32
Aperture design 5 blade
Maximum magnification (x) 0.18
Closest Focusing Distance 0.5m
Filter Size 52mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 68.6 x 72mm, 205g


Canon EF 35-80
Version f/4–5.6 f/4–5.6 PZ f/4–5.6 USM f/4–5.6 II f/4–5.6 III
Full-frame compatible  Yes
Image stabiliser  No
Environmental sealing  No
Ultrasonic Motor  No  No Yes  No  No
Technical data
Focal length (max/min) 35–80mm
Aperture (max/min) f/4–5.6 / f/32
Construction 8 elements / 8 groups 7 elements / 7 groups 8 elements / 8 groups
Aperture blades 5
Closest focusing distance 0.37 m 0.5 m 0.38 m 0.4 m
Max. magnification 0.25x 0.18x 0.25x 0.23x
Physical data
Weight 180g 205g 170g 175g
Maximum diameter 68.6 mm 68 mm 65 mm 65 mm
Length 61 mm 72 mm 61 mm 63.5 mm
Filter diameter 52mm
Retail information
Release date Sep. 1990 Mar 1990 Apr. 1992 Sep. 1993 Mar. 1995

EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZ 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

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Product launch

There is no information available on the 1990 launch of this lens.

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