Canon EF 22–55mm lens
|Focus drive||Ultrasonic motor|
|Aperture (max/min)||f/4–5.6 – f/22–32|
|Close focus distance||0.35 m|
|Construction||9 elements in 9 groups|
|Short back focus||No|
|Application||standard zoom lens|
|Max. length||59 mm|
|Filter diameter||58 mm|
The Canon EF 22–55mm f/4–5.6 USM lens is a consumer grade lens that has now been discontinued. It was originally released in February 1998, as one of two kit lenses for the Canon EOS IX Lite, an APS-format film SLR, although it is also fully compatible with Canon's 35mm film SLRs and subsequent digital models.
The EF 22–55mm lens starts off at a APS camera wide (28mm – 35 mm equivalent focal length) and ends at short telephoto (70mm – 35 mm equivalent focal length). This lens was designed to complement the EF 55–200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM, also designed for the IX-series SLR's.
This lens, being one of the older lenses, is enjoying a renaissance along with other EF/FD/FL lenses that can be purchased second-hand and used on a mirrorless via an adapter. This lens is also compatible with Canons APS-C and full frame DSLRs (also mentioned above). This is a cheaper method for APS-C Cameras of obtaining a 'kit' lens equivalent (35–90mm 35 mm equivalent focal length for digital), offering almost the range of an 18–55mm kit lens.
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