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Overview

One of Canon's wide range of film era zoom lenses. Rather slow and with a limited zoom range, it's not going to impress against anything newer, but would give not unreasonable perfromance if you were to compare it with one of the older EF-S18-55 lenses and would make a reasonable addition for a basic DSLR if you wanted something a bit longer and found one going cheap.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 35-80mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction 8 elements in 8 groups
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.25
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance 0.38m
Filter Size 52mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 65mm x 61mm, 170g

Versions

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 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 1992 launch of this lens.

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