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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lensCanon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens

Full frame sized image

Lenses that create APS-C sized image are designed for digital only. They cannot be used on cameras that have image sensor larger than the APS-C format. These lenses are not suitable for film cameras either.


Ultrasonic AF

Lenses with ultrasonic focusing mechanism tend to be quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.


No stepping motor AF

Lenses with stepping motor focusing mechanism are better for contrast based focusing, and are quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.


No Low Dispersion lens element is used

Low Dispersion lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberration.


Not stabilized

Image stabilization helps to reduce blur caused by hand shake, especially at high focal length or in low light situations. Image stabilization can give 1 to 3 stop advantage over none stabilized lens, based on the reciprocal rule.


Metal mount

Cheaper lenses are usually equipped with plastic mount, while more expensive, professional lenses have metal mount. In general, metal mounts are more durable, and a good thing to have when lenses are changed a lot. When a camera is used mainly with one lens, the material of the lens mount is not that important.


Internal Focusing

Internally focusing lenses don't change their size while setting focus.


The front lens is fixed

The fixed front lens is not rotating during zoom and/or focusing. This allows the photographer to use petal shaped lens hood. Fixed front lenses also make the use of polarization filters a lot easier.

Highly portable lens with high optical performance and light weight of 340g. A very practical ultra-wide-angle zoom. The large front lens group minimizes peripheral darkening, and the flare-blocking diaphragm minimizes flare. Also, with lens group 2 being the zoom group, distortion is corrected.

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Specification

Available mount(s) Canon EF
Application(s) Landscape, Interiors, Architecture
Category(s) Wide angle zoom
Stabilizer no
Focal length 20 - 35 mm (1.8× zoom)
Lens construction 12 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view 35mm: 63°
digital: N/A
Number of blades 5
Maximum aperture wide: f/3.5 tele: f/4.5
Minimum aperture wide: f/22 tele: f/27
Minimum focusing distance 34 cm
Magnification 0.13×
Filter size 77 mm
Size ∅ 83.5 × 68.9 mm
Weight 340 g
Notes Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in. Magnification: 0,13x at 35 mm
AF speed N/A
AF sound
Internal focusing yes
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens yes
Mount type metal
Weather sealed N/A
Drop in filter N/A
Ultrasonic AF yes
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle no
Low dispersion lens element no
Hard case LH-D11
Soft case LP1214
Lens hood EW-83II
printable lens hood
Tripod adapter N/A
Discontinued yes
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Specification

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