Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II 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.
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II has a focal range of 28-80mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 44.8 - 128mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II 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.
Lenses Similar to Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II With Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.26x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.26x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f38 at 80mm .
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 10 groups .
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of EW-60C that you can order separately.
Canon 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II is available in Black color.
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