Canon EF 80–200mm lens

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The EF 80–200mm lens is a discontinued telephoto zoom lens made by Canon. The lens has an EF lens mount that fits the EOS line of cameras.


There are four versions:

  • f/2.8L lens (informally known as the "Magic Drainpipe"[1])
  • f/4.5–5.6 lens
  • f/4.5–5.6 USM
  • f/4.5–5.6 II

Canon released the f/2.8L version in September 1989, retailing it for about US$1,320. Canon replaced it with the 70–200mm f/2.8L in 1995.


Attribute f/2.8L[2] f/4.5–5.6[3] f/4.5–5.6 USM[4] f/4.5–5.6[5] II
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Key features
Image stabilizer No No
Environmental Sealing No No
USM No No Yes Yes No No
L-series Yes Yes No No
Diffractive Optics No No
Technical data
Maximum aperture (Min F Stop) f/2.8 f/4.5–5.6
Minimum aperture (Max F Stop) f/32 f/29 f/22–27 f/29
Filter diameter 72 mm 52 mm
Horizontal viewing angle
Vertical viewing angle
Diagonal viewing angle 30°–12°
Physical data
Weight 1,330 g 275 g 260 g 250 g
Max. Diameter x Length 84 mm x 185.7 mm 71.2 mm x 77.8 mm 69 mm x 78.5 mm
Groups/elements 13/16 7/10
# of diaphragm blades 8 5
Closest focusing distance 1.8 m 1.5 m
Retail information
Release date September 1989 November 1990 June 1992 March 1995
MSRP Yen 160,200 32,800 34,000 (sold overseas)


  1. ^ Cooke, Alex (July 3, 2015). "Save Money by Checking Out Canon's Best Older Gear". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ Canon Inc. "EF80-200mm f/2.8L". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ Canon Inc. "EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  4. ^ Canon Inc. "EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  5. ^ Canon Inc. "EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-18.

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