Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II 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 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Light weight at only 180g / 6.3 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II has a maximum diameter of 67mm and total length of 71mm when not extended . It weighs 180g / 6.3 oz.
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II has a filter thread of 58mm.
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II has a focal range of 28-90mm and 3.2X 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 - 144mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 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 24-105mm f4L IS USM in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 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 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.3x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.3x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 90mm .
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 8 groups .
Canon 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 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 28-90mm f4.0-5.6 II is available in Black color.
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