Canon EF 70–210mm lens

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Canon EF 70-210mm lens[edit]

The EF 70–210mm lens is a discontinued telephoto zoom lens made by Canon Inc.

The lens has an EF mount and works with EOS film and digital cameras.

The lens comes in two different versions:

  • Canon EF 70–210mm f/4 AFD (1987–1990)
  • Canon EF 70–210mm f/3.5–4.5 USM (introduced 1990)

The variable-aperture USM model utilizes a rotating ring instead of a push-pull system for adjusting zoom.

The lens was superseded by the 80–200mm lens and the 70–200mm lenses.


Attribute f/4 f/3.5-4.5 USM
Image Canon 70-210mm f4 7303.jpg Canon EF 70-210mm f3.5-4.5 USM.JPG
Key features
Full-frame compatible Yes Yes
Image stabilizer No No
Ultrasonic Motor No No Yes Yes
L-series No No
Diffractive Optics No No
Macro No No
Technical data
Aperture max f/4 f/3.5-4.5
Aperture min f/32 f/29
Construction 8 groups / 11 elements 10 groups / 14 elements
# of diaphragm blades 8 8
Closest focusing distance 3.9 ft/1.2 m 3.9 ft/1.2 m
Max. magnification 0.24x 0.17x
Horizontal viewing angle 34° 29°-9°20'
Diagonal viewing angle 45° 34°-11°20'
Vertical viewing angle 11° 19°30'-6°20'
Physical data
Weight 1.31 lbs. / 605 g 1.21 lbs. / 550 g
Maximum diameter 3.0 in / 75.6 mm 2.9 in / 73 mm
Length 5.4 in / 137.6 mm 4.8 in / 121.5 mm
Filter diameter 58 mm 58 mm
Lens hood ET-62II ET-65II
Case N/A LH-C16 or ES-C17
Retail information
Release date May 1987 June 1990
MSRP (yen) 56,600 yen 50,000 yen
Street price $ N/A N/A


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