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Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

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Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
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Initial Price: 
$200

6 aperture blades

Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

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Super-compact and light, this lens is compatible with all EOS cameras and ideal for digital SLRs–when used on the EOS Digital Rebel, it’s equivalent to an approx. 90-320mm lens. The 13-element design’s new optical coatings are optimized for digital cameras. It focuses down to under 4 feet (1.2m), and its Micro USM-powered AF is faster than ever, due to new electronics within the lens.

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"What you don't get with this lens is good build quality. The Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Lens has a very plastic-like feel to it. No distance window is provided. A plastic mount seals the low-end build quality rating. 

One of my favorite qualities of the Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Lens is its USM AF (Autofocus). It is fast and quiet. Well, at
Post date: 28/01/2008 - 18:21

"As noted above, this is Canon's "budget tele zoom," intended for SLR shooters on a budget, but who still want a decent mid-range tele zoom. (Actually, this is a pretty long zoom on dSLRs with APS-C size sensors, like the Rebel series and the EOS-20D.) Given its bargain price, it actually doesn't do too badly

Post date: 19/01/2007 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$200
Release Date: 
01/1998
Discontinued: 
Yes
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
55 - 200mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
43° - 12°
Zoom Ratio: 
3.6x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
13 elements in 13 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
6 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0 - 27.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
No
Front lens element rotating: 
Yes
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.20m
Distance Scale: 
No
Full-Time manual focus: 
No
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
70.0mm
Length: 
94.0mm
Weight: 
310.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
52mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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