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This is a basic feature comparison between two lens models - the Canon EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II and the Canon EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5.

  EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5
Lens mount type EF EF
Quality/marketing category Midrange zoom Midrange zoom
Prime or zoom Zoom Zoom
Autofocus motor type AFD (arc-form drive) AFD (arc-form drive)
Image stabilization (IS) No No
Diffractive Optics (DO) No No
Year introduced 1988 1987
Year discontinued ? 1988
Optical properties EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5
Minimum focal length 28mm 28mm
  1.3x crop   36mm   36mm
  1.6x crop   45mm   45mm
  EF-S full-frame equivalent    
Maximum focal length 70mm 70mm
  1.3x crop   91mm   91mm
  1.6x crop   112mm   112mm
  EF-S full-frame equivalent    
Field of view, diagonal. Full frame, 1.3x, 1.6x FF:   75° - 34°
1.3:  61° - 27°
1.6:  51° - 22°
FF:   75° - 34°
1.3:  61° - 27°
1.6:  51° - 22°
Field of view, horizontal. Full frame, 1.3x, 1.6x FF:   65° - 29°
1.3:  53° - 22°
1.6:  44° - 18°
FF:   65° - 29°
1.3:  53° - 22°
1.6:  44° - 18°
Field of view, vertical. Full frame, 1.3x, 1.6x FF:   46° - 19°
1.3:  36° - 15°
1.6:  30° - 12°
FF:   46° - 19°
1.3:  36° - 15°
1.6:  30° - 12°
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5 f/3.5 - 4.5
Minimum aperture f/29 f/29
Elements and groups 10 elements in 9 groups 10 elements in 9 groups
Notable optical elements
Floating lens elements for closer near focus
True macro lens; can achieve 1:1 image reproduction on full-frame camera
Maximum magnification (1 or higher is true macro) 0.22x 0.22x
Magnification with 12mm extension tube
Magnification with 25mm extension tube
Minimum focus distance 0.39m 0.39m
Diaphragm blades 5 5
Near-circular aperture
Coatings designed for optical sensors
Fluorine anti-smudge coatings
Physical properties EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5
Weight 285g 300g
Minimum length    
Maximum length 76mm 75mm
Maximum diameter 70mm 70mm
Mount material Metal Metal
Barrel colour Black Black
Barrel material Type 1 plastic Type 1 plastic
Weather resistance No No
User interface EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5
Manual focus type MF disengaged in autofocus mode MF disengaged in autofocus mode
Distance scale Yes Yes
Selectable AF distance No No
AF stops No No
Focus preset No No
Distance limiter
User-adjustable soft focus
Filter rotation Yes Yes
Zoom ring locking mechanism No No
Extends when focussing Yes Yes
Extends when zooming Yes Yes
Focus type ? ?
E-TTL II distance data No No
Accessories EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5
Filter diameter Ø 52mm Ø 52mm
Lens hood EW-68A EW-68A
Lens hood shape
Tripod collar No No
Optional Canon carrying case
Canon extender compatibility No No
Other EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 II EF 28-70mm 3.5-4.5
Notes and opinions
Canon Camera Museum Official Canon specifications. Official Canon specifications.
User-contributed reviews User reviews from the PhotoNotes discussion forum. User reviews from the PhotoNotes discussion forum.


Disclaimer

This page was generated automatically from a comparison database. There is no guarantee that this database and display code are entirely free from error. Please notify me using the feedback form at the bottom of this page if you notice any inaccuracies.

This information was derived from data sets compiled by Derek Linney. Additional data was drawn from a number of sources, including the Canon Camera Museum and various manufacturer-supplied product manuals. The field of view data is calculated mathematically from focal length and image sensor size data and thus may not be identical to official published Canon specifications. Thanks to Christos Dimitrakakis and Zhou Fang for assistance with the field of view calculations.

This information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I cannot take responsibility for purchasing decisions you may make.



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