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Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

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REVIEW: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

8 November 2006
  • Conclusion: Overall, for the price of the lens, it is an adequate performer although the over reliance on autofocus and the all-plastic construction do raise a few concerns. At the short end, and focussed on infinity, there is virtually nowhere to grip the extending part of the barrel for manual focussing.
  • Pros: Light weight and simple construction, Good control of aberrations and distortion
  • Cons: Poor build quality, No dedicated manual focus ring, Plastic construction throughout, including mount., No lens hood supplied.
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Overall 8
Design 8
Value for money 9
Features 8
Performance 8
Picture quality 8

Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM review

What Digital Camera
6 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Canon's EF 55-200mm digital SLR lens has an Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for fast and quiet autofocus and provides an imaging circle suitable for full frame and APS-C sensors.
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EF 55-200 mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

30 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2006-02-07 on Optyczne.pl The kit lenses that come with most DSLR cameras have focal length ranges starting from 17-18 mm and finishing at 55-70 mm. Most photo amateurs come to the conclusion that it is worth upgrading and getting a zoom lens. To meet the demand, designers have prepared many zoom class lenses whose focal length ranges start at 55-90 mm and finish at 200-300 mm.
  • Cons: the lens is not completely sharp for f/8 diaphragms, poor aperture, visible chromatic aberration at 55 and 200 mm focal length, for a USM motor-equipped lens, it missed too many times
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Overall 5
Value for money 6
Overall quality 6
Build quality 2

Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II - Review / Lab Test Report

18 October 2006
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II is a lens with "potential". Unfortunately it is wasted due to a very poor mechanical quality based on very cheap plastics. The lens has been simplified to a degree where even the focus ring has been abandoned. Thanks to the unambiguous aperture and focal length range the optical quality of the lens is very good or at least it could be.
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Expert Review

4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Удобный компактный объектив в солидном черном корпусе, отлично подходящий для работы как с пленочными, так и с цифровыми фотокамерами EOS. Многослойное просветление, минимизирующее блики и переотражения внутри оптической системы, ультразвуковой привод USM, усовершенствованный центральный процессор, минимальная дистанция съемки 1,2 м.
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Expert Review

3 November 2003
  • Summary: Tani sprzęt na pewno warty swojej ceny. Jeśli ktoś chce kupić lornetkę klasy 60mm poniżej 1000 zł, a nie odpowiada mu BPC 20x60, Delta Optical Hunter 8x56 jest idealnym rozwiązaniem. W miarę solidne wykonanie, dobrej klasy powłoki anty-odbiciowe przekładające się na wysoką sprawność optyczną, ostry obraz na dużym polu plus astygmatyzm i aberracja na średnim poziomie czynią tą lornetkę hitem w klasie sprzętu taniego.
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