Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Weather Sealing
| Variable Aperture
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM is compatible with cameras that have 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM has a maximum diameter of 73mm and total length of 70mm. It weighs 380g / 13.4 oz.
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM has a filter thread of 67mm.
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM has a focal range of 24-85mm and 3.5X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 38.4 - 136mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 24-70mm f4L IS USM in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.16x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. 0.16x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 24mm, and a max aperture of f4.5 and minimum aperture of f32 at 85mm .
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 12 groups .
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of EW-73II that you can order separately.
Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM is available in Black color.
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