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The earliest 80-200 lacks the AF speed of the later USM model, and suffers from similarly poor performance. No manual focus ring.

A bit soft at the long end, particularly in the corners.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6
Lens Construction 10 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Aperture 29
Maximum magnification (x) 0.16
Closest Focusing Distance 1.5m
Filter Size 52mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 71.2 x 77.8mm, 275g

Versions of the 80-200mm

Canon EF 80-200mm lens
Type 2.8L 4.5–5.6 4.5–5.6 USM 4.5–5.6 II
Key features
Image stabilizer No
Environmental Sealing No
USM No Yes No
L-series Yes No
Diffractive Optics No
Technical data
Maximum aperture (Min F Stop) /2.8 /4.5–5.6
Minimum aperture (Max F Stop) /32 /29 /22–27 /22
Filter diameter 72 mm 52 mm
Diagonal viewing angle 30°–12°
Physical data
Weight 1,330 g 275 g 260 g 250 g
Max. Diameter x Length 84 mm x 185.7 mm 71.2mm x 77.8 mm 69 x 78.5mm
Groups/elements 13/16 7/10
# of diaphragm blades 8 5
Closest focusing distance 1.8 m 1.5 m
Retail information
Release date September 1989 November 1990 June 1992 March 1995

EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 reviews and articles

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  • 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

No information available on the 1990 launch of this lens.

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