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7.5 out of 10

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens but no "L" series

Harry M. Joseph "jasper", Amazon
5 February 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this lens used since it's discontinued. I read some pretty good reviews about it plus I own the 28-105mm 3.5/4.5(which I love) so I figured it would be a good match. I wanted a nice compact and light lens that for travel with for my Full Frame 5D. My first impression was that this lens was a Dud. Not very sharp and not very saturated. After getting use to my 10-22mm which is very sharp and other 'L' series lenses this lens did not match up.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Mr645, Fredmiranda
9 June 2003
  • Conclusion: Same level of lens as the 28-105 USM or 28-135, 24-85, 100-300 etc. The only thing I can say negative abut this lens is the barrel distortion. I bought this lens to do interiors for one specific client. After years of 4x5 shooting he says he found a photographer to do the work for 1/2 the price. Turns out that the 'new' photog is using 35mm, not 4x5 so I agree to shoot 35mm for less then 4x5 which is fine. But this lens distorts too much for this type of use.
  • Pros: Well built and sharp for the money. Silent focus
  • Cons: Barrel distortion. newner lenses have better flair control
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

coffeeshakes, Fredmiranda
6 April 2003
  • Conclusion: I am using this lens on a 10D and am not too impressed. This mostly has to do with the crop factor, making a fairly dull, slow 32-55 with mediocre performance wide open. This is a range where I am used to using fast primes, and I feel very limited with the slow speed. Stopped down on a tripod the lens is pretty nice. For a film camera this would probably make a great inexpensive landscape wide lens. Flare seems well controlled.
  • Pros: Sharp stopped down, lightweight, good flare control for an inexpensive ultrawide zoom
  • Cons: Build quality = Injection molded hell, Slow, limited range.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

gurtch, Fredmiranda
31 March 2003
  • Conclusion: The lens is sharp enough to make high quality 13"x19's from scanned negatives. My big complaint is the barrel distortion. This is especially noticeable in vertical seascape shots where the horizon is about 1/3 the way down the frame. The distortion is so bad, the horizon is curved, making the shots unusable. Horizontal shots without straight lines, (such as landscapes, etc), are fine for this lens.
  • Pros: Light weight, low cost, good sharpness
  • Cons: Barrel Distortion
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

gaura2, club.foto.ru
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Это первый ширик USM, сделан добротно, прототип эльки, лучше кита намного, в темноте фокусируется увереннее, пробовал на пленочном EOS 5- и на 20D -Хороший и предсказуемый результат. контровой свет держит плохо, - падает контраст и зайцы. брал не для проф. использования, для себя, поэтому бытовые фото выкладывать не буду. достался недорого, рекомендую.
  • Pros: конструктив, ФФ, резкий по всему полю, бленда выполнена как защитный элемент, нормал. скорость и точность фокусировки, USM.
  • Cons: небольшой диапазон зумирования, но возможно это и плюс, т.к. оптич. схема под ШУ - меньше искажений. диафрагменное число переменное, но постоянное - за др. деньги. чуть темноват...
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