Canon 35-80mm f/4-5.6 EF USM

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This was the “kit”-lens supplied with their entry level bodies at the beginning of the 1990ies. It is light, made of plastic, and has no distance scale for manual focus. The focus motor is of Canon's micro-motor “USM” type. Auto-focus is low, noisy and erratic.

This lens is slow, and soft at apertures below f/11. It also has horrible vignetting. Avoid.

Rating: Ed: 10, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Canon EF.
Format: FX/135.
Optical zoom: 2.3x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 38 cm / 1.25 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:4 / 0.25X.
Focus: AF (built-in, gear-type).
Groups/elements: 8/8.
Filter diameter: 52 mm.
L x D, W: 61 x 65 mm, 170 g.
IR: Poor IR performance.
Discontinued: Yes.

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Established: 1937
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Canon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products. Its products including cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, photocopiers, printers and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory and renamed Canon Inc. in 1947.

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