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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
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Initial Price: 
$300
  • Ultra-wide-angle zoom
  • large front lens group minimizes peripheral darkening
  • 5 aperture blades
  • Metal mount

 

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Overview

Description by Canon:

LENS DISCONTINUED

Highly portable lens with high optical performance and lightweight

Highly portable lens with high optical performance and light weight of 340g. A very practical ultra-wide-angle zoom. The large front lens group minimizes peripheral darkening, and the flare-blocking diaphragm minimizes flare. Also, with lens group 2 being the zoom group, distortion is corrected.

 

Reviews

"The Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens is rather small and light. It does have a rather large 77mm filter size though. This is good for filter sharing if you also own some of Canon's L Zoom Lenses which typically feature a 77mm filter thread. 

Featuring USM (Ultrasonic Motor), the Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens focuses fast and quietly. However, I must note that I had
Post date: 14/03/2008 - 17:47

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$300
Release Date: 
03/1993
Discontinued: 
Yes
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
12.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
4.5 TStop
Distortion: 
0.50%
Vignetting: 
-1.6 EV
Chr. aberration: 
12.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
20 - 35mm
Internal zooming: 
Yes
Angle of view: 
94° - 63°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.8x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
12 elements in 11 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
5 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5 - 4.5
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0 - 27.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.34m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
83.0mm
Length: 
67.0mm
Weight: 
340.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
77mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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