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Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
7.2 out of 10

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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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
5 November 2007
  • Summary: Really a budget or starter lens, reasonably priced, but lacking the fast maximum aperture and expensive glass of more professional lenses.
  • Pros: Quiet, fast AF.
  • Cons: No focus ring, chromatic aberration.
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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 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

11 September 2008
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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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Expert Review

18 March 2015
  • 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,...
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Expert Review

7 February 2006
  • Summary: Na rynku jest mnóstwo także tanich szkieł 70-300 mm, których światło zmienia się od 4 do 5.6. Canon więc przegrywa z nimi w każdym zakresie ogniskowych. Żeby nie być gołosłownym można przytoczyć kilka liczb.
  • Pros: Mała różnica jakości obrazu pomiędzy centrum a brzegiem pola., Znikoma aberracja chromatyczna dla ogniskowych w okolicach 100 mm., Małe winietowanie dla całego zakresu ogniskowych., Mała koma., Mała dystorsja., Napęd USM w obiektywie tej klasy cenowej., Nieduża waga i niewielkie rozmiary., Przyst...
  • Cons: Obiektyw nie jest idealnie ostry nawet dla przesłon w okolicach f/8., Słabe światło., Widoczna aberracja chromatyczna dla ogniskowych 55 i 200 mm., Jak na napęd USM, autofokus mysli się zbyt często.
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