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Lens Table

General Lenses

Macro Lenses

Long Lenses

Tilt and Shift Lenses

 

General Lenses

Make

Model

Dia mm

Length mm

Volume mm^3

Mass g

Filter Size

FE Rotation

Focusing

Reviews / Tests
CANON

EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM MK2

83.2

136.2

740481

765

72mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3]
CANON

EF 135mm f/2L USM

82.5

112.0

598709

750

72mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

CANON

EF 135mm f2.8 with Softfocus

69.2

98.4

370081

390

52mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM

79.0

119.0

583299

600

58mm

N

IFS

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

91.5 84.0 552418 1025 72mm     [1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

75.0

71.5

315877

425

58mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/2.8 L USM

84.6

193.6

1088268

1310

77mm

 

IFS

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/2.8 L USM IS

86.2

197.0

1149663

1470

77mm

 

IFS

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/4 L USM

76.0

172.0

780271

705

67mm

N

IFS

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/4 L IS USM

76.0

172.0

780271

760

67mm

N

IFS

[1] [2]

CANON

EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

85.4 65.5

375186

545

72mm

    [1] [2]

CANON

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

73.8

50.5

216020

290

58mm

 

OLE

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 50mm f/1.8 II

68.2

41.0

149776

130

52mm

 

OLE

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 35mm f/2

67.4

42.5

151635

210

52mm

 

OLE

[1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

83.5

77.4

423842

550

72mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

CANON

EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

73.6

55.6

236549

310

58mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF 28mm f/2.8

67.4

42.5

151635

185

52mm

 

OLE

[1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 24 70 mm f/2.8 L USM

83.2

123.5

671434

950

77mm

 

FFM

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

CANON

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM 

83.5 107 585931 670 77mm N IFS

[1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

83.5

77.4

423842

550

77mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3]

CANON

EF 24mm f/2.8

67.5

48.5

173556

270

58mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2]

CANON

EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

77.5

70.6

333041

405

72mm

AN

RFS

[1] [2] [3] [4]

CANON

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

69.0

66.2

247540

190

58mm

 

OLE

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

CANON

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS  

83.5

110.6

605645

645

77mm

 

 

[1] [2] [3]

TOKINA

17mm f/3.5 AT-X PRO (CANON AF) [1]

84.0

57.0

315881

435

77mm

 

Internal Floating Element

[1] 

CANON

EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

83.5

96.8

530076

500

77mm

N

 

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

CANON

EF 16 35 mm f/2.8 L II USM

88.5 111.6 686589 635 82mm N IFS [1]

CANON

EF 16 35 mm f/2.8 L USM (Disc)

83.5

103.0

564027

600

77mm

 N

IFS

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5a] [5b]

CANON

EF-S 10 22 mm f/3.5-4.5  USM

83.5

89.8

491744

385

77mm

 

IFS

[1] [2] [3] [4] 

Make

Model

AF Actuator

FTMF

Distance Scale

DOF Scale

Zoom Control

Extends When Zoomed

Max Mag

Closest Focus M

Dec 04 Price UOS

CANON

EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM MK2

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.16

1.5

£525

CANON

EF 135mm f/2L USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.19

0.9

£699

CANON

EF 135mm f2.8 with Softfocus

AFD

N

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.12

1.3

£235

CANON

EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM

USM

Y

Y

Mag Scl

N/A

 

1

0.31

£394

CANON

EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

USM Y Y Y N/A     0.95

£1449

CANON

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.13

0.85

£275

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/2.8 L USM

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

N

0.16

1.5

£899

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/2.8 L USM IMAGE STABILISER

USM

N

Y

N

RR

N

0.17

1.4

£1,370

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/4 L USM

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

N

0.21

1.2

£599

CANON

EF 70 200 mm f/4 L IS USM

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

N

0.21

1.2

£989.95 [Aug 06]

CANON

EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

USM Y Y Y N/A     0.15 0.45

£1149.95

[Aug 06]

CANON

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

MUSM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.15

0.45

£250

CANON

EF 50mm f/1.8 II

MM

N

N

N

N/A

 

0.15

0.45

£69

CANON

EF 35mm f/2

AFD

N

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.23

0.25

£219

CANON

EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.18

0.3

£1,099

CANON

EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.18

0.25

£325

CANON

EF 28mm f/2.8

AFD

N

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.13

0.30

£140

CANON

EF 24 70 mm f/2.8 L USM

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

Y

0.29

0.38

£930

CANON

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM 

USM Y Y N RR Y 0.23 0.45 £749 Dec 05

CANON

EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.16

0.25

£950

CANON

EF 24mm f/2.8

AFD

N

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.16

0.25

£315

CANON

EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

 

0.14

0.25

£339

CANON

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

MM

N

N

N

REFE

Y

0.28

0.28

#N/A

CANON

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS  

USM

Y Y N RR     0.35 ?

TOKINA

17mm f/3.5 AT-X PRO (CANON AF) [1]

 

Focus Clutch

Y

Y

N/A

 

 

0.25

£278

CANON

EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

N

0.24

0.28

£529

CANON

EF 16 35 mm f/2.8L II USM

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

N 0.22   0.28  

CANON

EF 16 35 mm f/2.8L USM (Disc)

USM

Y

Y

N

RR

N

0.22

0.28

£999

CANON

EF-S 10 22 mm f/3.5 4.5  USM

USM

Y

Y

N

FR

N

0.17

0.24

£555

Characters

Key

Y

Yes

Y?

Probably but Canon Data Contradictory

N

No

AN

Assume No

OLE

Overall linear extension

RFS

Rear focusing system

IFS

Inner focusing system

FFM

Front-focusing method

R EFE

Ring extending front element

RR

Rear Ring

FR

Front Ring

MM

Micro Motor

AFD

Arc Form Drive

USM

Ultrasonic Motor

MUSM

Micro Ultrasonic Motor

Notes

Explanation

[1]

Canon Version still has aperture ring, no sign of how this is operated on the EF mount.

Lens Characteristic

Explanation

FE Rotation

Front Element Rotation: A problem with polarizing or graduated filters. Note Front group rotational extension

Focusing

The focusing method used in the design. Internal, floating and rear focusing tends to be preferred and allows more opportunity for the designer to reduce aberrations across the focusing range,

AF Actuator

The autofocus motor type. These vary in quality, speed and noise level. General order of preference from least to most desirable is MM, AFD, MUSM, and USM.

FTMF

Full-time manual focusing. This is for me a major feature, available only with USM lenses but not all of them.

Distance Scale

A major problem if not supported as it is then impossible to calculate hyperfocal distances or depth of field. (see below).

DOF Scale

Depth of Field or Hyperfocal distance markings. An essential feature for landscape work. Not a major problem if unavailable for 100mm focal lengths and above as the DOF is very small anyway. Highly desirable for 50mm and below. As long as the lens has a focusing distance scale then tables can be used, although this will be fiddly in the field.

Zoom Control

Almost all seem to be ring control, either at the front or the back. It is not clear from Canon’s data if the front element extends or rotates with a front ring control, in all likelihood it does not.

Max Mag

The maximum lens magnification in terms of focusing distance, and if applicable zoom adjustment.

Closest Focus M

The closest focusing distance, this may be different at different focusing distances for zooms.

 

 

Macro Lenses

Lens

Diameter

(mm)

Length

(mm)

Volume

(mm^3)

Mass

(g)

Filter Size (mm)

Focus Distance at 1:1 (mm) Working Distance at 1:1 (mm)

Cost

Tests and Reviews

MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

81

98

504994

730 Ex Tripod Mount

58

240 101.0

£719.00

(5/05)

[1] [2] [3]
EF 50mmf2.5 Compact Macro 67.6 83 297894 280 52

N/A

(230 at 1:2)

N/A

£196

(2/07)

[1] [2] [3]
Life-Size Converter EF for Compact Macro 67.6 34.9 125259 160 N/A 240 53-78 [1]

£229

(2/07)

 
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 MACRO USM 73.0 69.8 292140 335 52 200 86.2

£282

(5/06)

[1] [2] [3] [4]
EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM   79.0   119.0 583299 600   58  310 143.0

£394

(5/05)

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
EF 100mm f/2.8L IS MACRO USM  

 

77.7 123.0 583450 625 67 300 129.0 £624.98 (12/10) [1]
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM 82.5 186.6 997492 1090 72 480 245.4

£1039

(5/05)

[1] [2a] [2b]

[2 1.4X]

[2 2X] [3] [4]

 

[1] The 50mm f2.5 focuses to 1:2 via front group extension, the LSC increases this to 1:1, there is uncertainty about the WD as it is not know how much the lens extends. The lower value would be correct for OLE focus.

 

Extension Tubes

 

EF 12 II

12mm

 

£69.00

EF 25 II

25mm

 

£109.00

 

Long Lenses

Make

Model Dia mm Length mm Volume mm^3 Mass g Filter Size FE Rotation Focusing

IS Mode 2/Tripod OK

Tests
CANON

EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM MK2

83.2

136.2

740481

765

72mm

AN

RFS

N/A

[1] [2] [3] [3 1.4X] [3 2X a] [3 2X b]
CANON

EF 300mm IS f2.8L USM

128.0

252.0

3242727

2550

52mm Drop-in

N

IFS

?/?

[1] [2] [2 1.4X]
CANON

EF 300mm f4L IS USM

90.0

221.0

1405941

1190

77mm

N

RFS

Y/?

[1] [2] [3] [4] [4 1.4X] [5] [5 1.4X]
CANON

EF 400mm f4 DO IS USM

128.0

232.7

2994375

1940

52mm Drop-In

N

IFS

?/?

[1]
CANON

EF 400mm f5.6L USM

90.0

256.5

1631782

1250

77mm

N

IFS

N/A

[1] [2] [3]

CANON  

EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

146.0 387.0 6478979 3870 52mm Drop-In N IFS ?/?  
CANON  

EF600mm f/4L IS USM

168.0

456.0

 

5360

52mm Drop-In

N IFS ?/?  
CANON

EF 1.4X II

72.8

27.2

113220

220

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

[1] [2] [3]
CANON

EF 2X II

71.8

57.9

234432

265

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

[1] [2a] [2b]
CANON  

EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

146.0 383.0  

3190

52mm Drop-In N IFS ?/?  
CANON  

EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

168.0 448.0   3920 52mm Drop-In N IFS ?/?  
CANON Extender EF 1.4X III 72.0 27.0   225

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 
CANON Extender EF 2x III 72.0 52.7  

325

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 
                     

 

Make

Model AF Actuator FTMF Distance Scale DOF Scale Zoom Control Max Mag Closest Focus M Apr 05 Price UOS
CANON

EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM MK2

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

0.16

1.5

£529

CANON

EF 300mm IS f2.8L USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

0.13

2.5

£3,249

CANON

EF 300mm f4L IS USM

USM

Y

Y

N

N/A

0.24

1.5

£949

CANON

EF 400mm f4 DO IS USM

USM

Y?

Y

N

N/A

0.12

3.5

£3,799

CANON

EF 400mm f5.6L USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A

0.12

3.5

£899

CANON  

EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A   0.12 4.5

£4499

(02/07)

CANON  

EF600mm f/4L IS USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A  

0.12

5.5

 
CANON

EF 1.4X II

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

£239

CANON

EF 2X II

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

£239

CANON  

EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A   0.15 3.7

£7765 

(Apr 13)

CANON  

EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

USM

Y

Y

Y

N/A      

£10589 

(Apr 13)

CANON Extender EF 1.4X III

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

£395

 (Apr 13)

CANON Extender EF 2x III

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

£399 

(Apr 13)

                   

Y? Canon data is contradictory.  

 

Tilt and Shift Lenses

Equipment

Diameter

(mm)

Length

(mm)

Volume

(mm^3)

Mass

g

Tilt/Shift Range

Image Circle Diameter

Filter Dia

Closest Focus

Focus Method

Max Mag/w EF 12/w EF 24

Costs (May 05)

Reviews
TS-E 17mm f/4 88.9 106.7 719775 820 6.5°/12mm independent directions rotatable 67.2mm N/A 0.25m RFS Not Suported    

TS-E 24mm f/3.5L

78

86.7

414284

570

 8°/11mm

58.6mm

72mm

0.3m

OLE

0.14/ 0.62-0.49 / 1.21-1.10

£899.95

[1] [2]
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II 85.5 106.9 613685 780 8.5°/12mm independent directions rotatable 67.2mm 82mm 0.21m RFS

0.51-0.85/

Not Recommended

   

TS-E 45mm f/2.8

81

90.1

464285

645

8°/11mm

58.6mm

72mm

0.4m

RFS

0.16/ 0.44-0.27/ Not Suported

£899.95

 

TS-E 90mm f/2.8

73.6

88

374393

565

 8°/11mm

58.6mm

58mm

0.5m

OLE

0.19/ 0.43-0.14 / 0.60-0.31

£899.95

 

 

Last Updated 05/06/2008

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