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The lens was superseded by the 80–200mm lens and the 70–200mm lenses.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[1] f/3.5-4.5 USM[2]
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 Yes Yes 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
Closest focusing distance 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Max. magnification 0.24x 0.17x
Horizontal viewing angle 29°–9°20'
Diagonal viewing angle 34°–11°20'
Vertical viewing angle 19°30'–6°20'
Physical data
Weight 605 g (1.334 lb) 550 g (1.21 lb)
Maximum diameter 73 mm (2.9 in) 75.6 mm (2.98 in)
Length 137.6 mm (5.42 in) 121.5 mm (4.78 in)
Filter diameter 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 50,000
Street price $ N/A N/A


  1. ^ Canon Inc. "EF70-210mm f/4". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  2. ^ Canon Inc. "EF70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 

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