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Canon : Picture 1 regular

About Canon

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.

Canon Features

  • New Exterior design with ribbed zoom ring and ultra compact manual focus ring
  • Same optics as previous EF-55-200mm zoom lens, but new lens coatings for digital
  • Thirteen Element design, with front group focusing
  • Newly-revised lens CPU and electronics for significantly faster AF with new bodires
  • Close-focusing to 3.9 feet - fill the frame with a subject the size of a postcard
  • Mechanical design identical to previous EF-50-200mm lens
  • Accepts optional lrens hoofd ET-54
  • Compatible with EF extension tubes, and 52mm close up lens

Canon Specifications

13 elements in 13 groups
Focus Adjustment: Front group rotating extension system with USM
Zoom System: Rotating type
Autofocus Motor: Mictro USM: Gear drive to optics
Aperature design : 6 blades
Angle of view
43º to 12º
F stop range
4.5/5.6 to f/22-29
Closest Focusing Distance
1.2m / 3.9 ft.
Maximum Magnification
Magnification at minimum focus: 0.21x (at tele-zoom setting)
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
Max. Diameter x Length : 2.8" x 3.8" / 70.4 x 97.3mm
10.9 oz. / 310g
Manual focus by turning front section of lens (no distance scale on lens)
Magnification with Extension Tube EF 12II: 0.26x - 0.06x
Magnification with Extension Tube EF 25II: 0.50x - 0.14x
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Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Cost effective first telezoom


from Allentown, PA

I have gotten pretty involved in photography and some of Canon's more expensive lenses, but it started with this one. The longer range is OK, but not great for kids sports - a 300mm long end is better - even with a 1.6 crop factor camera like the Rebel XTi or 30D. This lens is a nice range for travel and general family events. Light and compact.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I could not have been more satisfied


from DC

Completely satisfied. Highly recommended.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Lens


from Santa Barbara CA

I use it for astrophotography, with great results.

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