EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III USM

Canon's commitment to continually improving existing lens designs becomes evident with the introduction of the EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III USM zoom lens. Designed as a "standard" zoom lens with the Canon EOS Elan II as well as other EOS System cameras, it will replace the current EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM lens at the same price point.

The new generation lens will retain the same basic specifications and optical system consisting of lead-free optical glass as its predecessor. The difference is in the exterior design of the lens. Modeled after the popular EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III, the lens will feature a focusing ring with more knurling for easier manual focusing. It will also retain the same flat black-finish and comfortable "feel" as the 35-80mm lens.

The focal length range of the lens is ideal for a variety of shooting situations including portraits, landscapes and group shots. Focusing as close as 15-inches in its telephoto mode also allows for tight close-ups. A detachable, reversible lens hood featuring a three-prong bayonet mount is optional The EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III USM lens weighs 7.2 ounces and measures 3-inches in length.

Canon EF 28-80mm f.35-5.6 III USM Zoom Lens DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Type					Wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom

Construction			9 elements in 9 groups

Angle of View			75< - 30<

Minimum Aperture			f/22-38

Minimum Focusing Distance	14.96 in. (0.38m)

Maximum Magnification		0.25x

Filter Size				58mm

Function				AF, AE operation, Auto Aperture,
					Full Aperture Metering, Manual focusing 
					also possible

AF Motor				Ultrasonic Motor (Micro USM)

Diaphragm				Pulse control EMD (Electromagnetic

Coating				Super Spectra

Length				3 in. (7.7cm)

Weight				7.2 oz. (205g)

Lens Hood				EW-60C

Cap					E-58U

Case					ES-C9 (soft) / LH-C13 (hard)

*Use of an EF 12 or EF 25 extension tube is possible