In this review, we will be comparing the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 V USM for the EF Mount and the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II for the EF Mount, two Standard Zoom lenses by Canon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 28-80mm and F3.5 - F5.6 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the following section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 V USM and Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 V USM and the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 V USM
||Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II
|Walk Around||Very Good||Very Good|
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 V USM and the Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 28-80mm and the fastest aperture of F3.5 - F5.6.