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Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III
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44 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

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This summary is based on the product: Canon Macro lens. 1:1 Macro. Upgraded Canon EF 35-80mm f4-5.6 Close Up Lens. Digital & Film EOS. EF-S. EFS. 35-80 mm. Equivalent to approximately 60mm

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: NeoTokyo (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


I bought a RebelX-Speedlite-bag-cleaning bundle on ebay just to get at this lense, I wanted to continue to grow my line of lenses for my Rebel XTi and it was cheap enough. If you divide the cost by the number of items I got (4) the lense only cost me...

Cheap Nice for soft Pictures Dont care if you break it Can be modified into a poor man's Macro lense.

Light and cheap feel smaller apature Slow Focus Not good where sharp is needed.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: gadgetguy (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III review by gadgetguy


This is pretty much just like it's 28-90 low-end cousins, but with a shorter (and much less useful) focal range. Just like the others, though, it feels like a toy.


everything else

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Hubert (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


Here's the scoop as others have stated. Most people who own this lens got it free with a kit purchased in the mid-90's. That may be the only good thing about it. It is not sharp enough to be used for work that will be sold. The autofocus is not as...

You can pick one up with your lunch money

It's a joke.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: peapea (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: peapea (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


I got this lens for an EOS film body just over a year ago. A month later I gave the camera to somebody else and got a digital body instead, with only this lens at first. I was very, very happy with the results I got from it, I have taken some beautiful...

Really cheap, sharp, nice bokeh (!). A lot of lens for your money!

Really none given the price, optical quality etc. If I have to say something, it would have to be that it could have been faster (but then it wouldn't have had this price).

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Christiano (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


This is a very very good lens for the price; you will get fine pics both w analogue as well as digital. I and another friend an photog use this in our studio w an canon d30 with great results it is almost as sharp as the 70 -200 f 2,8 L in the 80 mm...



Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: casch (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


Had the lens a short time and was very impressed with the photo quality. But alas it had three flaws... slow aperture, limited range, and cheap feel. But it is all about pic quality and I got some very sharp pics from it at all focal lengths and...

Lens is acceptably sharp. Good contrast. Focus was spot on though slow. Very inexpensive below 50 on EBay

Cheap build. Slow aperture. Slow focus

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Pinesman (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM


This lens came free with an EOS 1000FN 12 years ago. I didn't like it then because it was so plastic and light compared to the camera lens I learned on. It has stood the test of time however, and gets used when I don't want to risk my better gear. Mine...

Goes everywhere I won't take my good gear. Down a mine, through industrial plants, into slums, even down a volcano once... and it still works after 12 years.

What was Canon thinking when they designed that manual focus ring? Terrible. Everything else can be explained by the fact it is built to a price.

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


This was one lens i got free with an EOS something many yrs ago.Time passes but i went back with this lens mainly when i travelled and i noticed that the quality isnt that bad at all.My version is crisp and sharp and sometimes astonish me by its...

comes out quite crisp and sharp for the price good colour(maybe a good coating?) light fast better than 28-80 acc to my experince its stronger than you think

Not supersharp a little toyish plastic feeling would be nice IF it was 2,8-4,0.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Angie (

Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III


Quality of photos fairly good. Most people find them acceptable.

Cheap Lightweight Picture quality quite good Adequate and versatile enough for most casual/holiday shots Filter thread 52mm, can easily find filters

Not sharp enough for big enlargements Not compact

Jun, 2003

Product Specifications

At 6.2 oz. (175g), this is the lightest compact zoom EF lens. An excellent value. The aspherical element makes it compact and helps obtain high-contrast images. At the 80mm focal length, a postcard can fill the viewfinder frame. Lead-free glass is used.