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Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens Review

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Rating Summary for the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens
Construction:
60/100
Price Rating:
75/100
Image Quality:
75/100
Overall Score:
70/100
This is an "C-" Quality Lens

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Okay, now this is a handy travel lens. The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens offers not only a bit of wide angle photo capabilities, but also a pretty hefty telephoto range. The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens is also fairly affordable, which makes it a good choice for new photographers.

The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens comes standard with the powerful ring type USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drive which enables you to have lightning fast focusing, with a silent motor so you donít scare away the wildlife. It also helps to be able to focus quickly and accurately when you donít think conditions will permit.

No distance scale is present on the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens.

The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens is an EF mount which means that this lens will work on both Canon digital SLRs and Canon film SLRs.

The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens comes standard with both AF (autofocus) and MF (manual focus) modes.

The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens also includes the Macro Mechanism which allows for low magnification for close-up photography. The autofocus function is also available in the macro range on the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens. The minimum focusing distance on the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens is 0.45m / 1.5 ft.

The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens has nominal build quality which is worry for many photogrphers. The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens is made of 16 elements in 12 groups. The measurements of the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens are 3.1"" x 3.5"" / 78.4mm x 89.6mm and the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens weighs in at 17.6 oz / 500g.

The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens has only one compatible lens hood, which is the Canon EW-78D. The filter size for this lens is a 72mm ring.

At 28mm and wide open I noticed quite a bit of vignetting which didnít seem to clear up until around f/8, but this is easily corrected within the camera raw editing tools.

At 28mm and wide open at f/3.5 the images on the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens seemed to be pretty soft, in-fact they were consistently soft throughout until you stopped down to f/8 or f/11. At 200mm the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens performed consistently soft, but it wasnít poor image quality by any means. The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens performed pretty well optically, but I expected more for the price you pay for the lens.

Chromatic aberrations seemed to be a little bit of an issue on the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens at the widest focal length (28mm). I saw some pretty prominent pink bars on some of the shots I took, but most of them were easily corrected using camera raw editing tools.

All-in-all the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens is an okay lens that performs okay. I was not impressed with the lens optically for the price you pay, but it produced satisfactory images. I think that you would be better off going with the Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens or of course the Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens is always a more expensive option.

Lens Tech Specs

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture:

28-200mm f/3.5-5.6
Lens Construction:
16 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 75° - 12°
Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Zoom System: Rotating Type
Filter Size: 72mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.1" x 3.5", 17.6 oz. / 78.4mm x 89.6mm, 500g
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