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Overview

The third version of Canon's basic zoom lens for 35mm film cameras. Still perfectly fine lenses with a 45mm-140mm equivalent on a crop sensor.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 28-90mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction 10 elements in 8 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 75° - 27°
Focus Adjustment Front-focusing method
Closest Focusing Distance 0.38m / 1.25 ft.
Zoom System Rotating Type
Filter Size 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 2.6" x 2.8", 6.7 oz./67mm x 71mm, 190g

Canon EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III telephoto lens block diagram

Canon EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III telephoto lens 28mm mtf chart Canon EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III telephoto lens 90mm mtf chart

A quick guide to MTF charts (which only measure contrast and resolution. Canon's guide to their MTF charts)

Black lines reflect lens performance at widest aperture.
Blue lines show the performance at f/8

Thick lines indicate lens contrast
Thin lines indicate lens resolution

Dashed lines: Lens performance with meridional lines.
Solid lines: Lens performance with sagittal lines

Closer sagittal and meridional chart lines indicate more 'natural' out of focus areas.

Remember that MTF charts are good for comparing similar lenses, so comparing ones from the 14mm f2.8L and 300mm 2.8L won't tell you much at all, whilst comparing the EF14 2.8L with the EF14 2.8L II will show meaningful differences. Note that other manufacturers may have different ways of displaying such information that may or may not match up with the Canon figures.

EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III reviews and articles

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Sample images

None available at present.

Product launch

No information available on the launch of this 2004 lens.
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