Canon EF 28–200mm lens

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The EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens was a superzoom lens made by Canon Inc.

The lens has an EF-type mount, which fits the Canon EOS line of cameras. Due to its big focal range, it is useful for travel photography. One review rated the image quality of this lens as poor.[1]

This lens has covered roughly the same focal length range for 35mm (full frame) like the EF-S 18–135mm lens is currently covering for cropped sensor (35 mm equivalent focal length: 29–216mm). The EF-S 18–135mm lens is one of the standard lenses, often sold with Canon EF-S cameras as bundle. Currently a similar lenses are available for cameras with Canon EF lens mount only from third party manufacturers.[2] Available Canon lenses, which have the closest focal length are e.g. the EF 28–300mm lens, which is much more heavier, or the EF 70–200mm f/4L, which is missing something at the lower end of the focal length


Attribute f/3.5-5.6[3] f/3.5-5.6 USM[4]
Key features
Full-frame compatible Yes
Image stabilizer No
Ultrasonic Motor No Yes
Stepping Motor No
L-series No
Technical data
Focal length 28–200 mm
Aperture (max/min) f/3.5–5.6 / f/22–36
Construction 16 elements / 12 groups
# of diaphragm blades 6
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m (1.5 ft)
Max. magnification 0.28 x
Physical data
Weight 495 g (17.5 oz) 500 g (18 oz)
Maximum diameter 78.4 mm (3.09 in)
Length 89.6 mm (3.53 in)
Filter diameter 72 mm
Retail information
Release date September 2000
Currently in production? No
MSRP US$ - 72,000 yen


  1. ^ "Canon EF 28-200mm Lens Review". The Digital Picture. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD product site". Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Canon Inc. "EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6". Canon Camera Museum. 
  4. ^ Canon Inc. "EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM". Canon Camera Museum.