Canon EF-S 17-85mm F/4-5.6 IS USM

Standard zoom lens • Digital era

EF-S The lens is designed only for Canon EOS APS-C digital SLR cameras.
IS The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer.
USM The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor.

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85mm F/5.6
85mm F/5.6
85mm F/5.6
17mm F/20
50mm F/5.6
47mm F/11
85mm F/5.6
35mm F/5
24mm F/22
66mm F/16
17mm F/16
17mm F/4
56mm F/5.6
85mm F/8
22mm F/14
85mm F/8

Canon EOS 300D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon EOS Kiss Digital
Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2003
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.7 × 15.1mm - 1.59x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3072 × 2048 - 6 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 20D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2004
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.5 × 15mm - 1.6x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3504 × 2336 - 8 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 350D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2005
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.2 × 14.8mm - 1.62x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3456 × 2304 - 8 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 30D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2006
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.5 × 15mm - 1.6x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3504 × 2336 - 8 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 400D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2006
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.2 × 14.8mm - 1.62x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3888 × 2592 - 10 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 40D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2007
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.2 × 14.8mm - 1.62x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3888 × 2592 - 10 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 450D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Announced ⋅ 発表: January ⋅ 1月 2008
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.2 × 14.8mm - 1.62x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 4272 × 2848 - 12 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 1000D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel XS
Canon EOS Kiss F
Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 2008
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.2 × 14.8mm - 1.62x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 3888 × 2592 - 10 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 50D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2008
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 4752 × 3168 - 15 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 500D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Kiss X3
Announced ⋅ 発表: March ⋅ 行進 2009
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 4752 × 3168 - 15 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 7D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: September ⋅ 9月 2009
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 550D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EOS Kiss X4
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2010
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 60D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2010
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 1100D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T3
Canon EOS Kiss X50
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2011
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.2 × 14.7mm - 1.62x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 4272 × 2848 - 12 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 600D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Canon EOS Kiss X5
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2011
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 650D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon EOS Kiss X6i
Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 2012
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 100D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Canon EOS Kiss X7
Announced ⋅ 発表: March ⋅ 行進 2013
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 700D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Canon EOS Kiss X7i
Announced ⋅ 発表: March ⋅ 行進 2013
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 70D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: July ⋅ 7月 2013
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.5 × 15mm - 1.6x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5472 × 3648 - 20 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 1200D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T5
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2014
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: September ⋅ 9月 2014
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.4 × 15mm - 1.6x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5472 × 3648 - 20 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 750D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2015
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 760D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Canon EOS 8000D
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2015
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 80D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2016
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.5 × 15mm - 1.6x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 1300D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Canon EOS Kiss X80
Announced ⋅ 発表: March ⋅ 行進 2016
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 77D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS 9000D
Canon EOS 770D
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2017
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 800D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2017
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 200D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Canon EOS Kiss X9
Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 2017
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 2000D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T7
Canon EOS Kiss X90
Canon EOS 1500D
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2018
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 4000D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T100
Canon EOS 3000D
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2018
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 5184 × 3456 - 18 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 250D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Canon EOS Kiss X10
Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 2019
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 90D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: August ⋅ 8月 2019
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6960 × 4640 - 32 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Canon EOS 850D

APS-C AF digital SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Announced ⋅ 発表: February ⋅ 2月 2020
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 22.3 × 14.9mm - 1.61x
Resolution ⋅ 解像度: 6000 × 4000 - 24 MP
Sensor type ⋅ センサータイプ: CMOS
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正: -

Designed for ⋅ のために設計された

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Features highlight ⋅ 機能のハイライト

APS-C
ASPH
IF
RT USM
FTM
IS 3 stops

Specification ⋅ 仕様

Production status and name ⋅ 生産状況と名称
Announced ⋅ 発表: September ⋅ 9月 2004
Production status ⋅ 生産状況: In production ⋅ 生産中
Original name ⋅ 元の名前: CANON ZOOM LENS EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
Optical design ⋅ 光学設計
Maximum format ⋅ 最大フォーマット: APS-C
Mount ⋅ マウント: Canon EF-S
Diagonal angle of view ⋅ 対角画角: 77.3°-18.2° (Canon EF-S APS-C)
Lens construction ⋅ レンズ構造: 17 elements ⋅ 要素 - 12 groups ⋅ グループ
1 Bi-ASPH
Diaphragm mechanism ⋅ ダイヤフラムメカニズム
Diaphragm control system ⋅ ダイヤフラム制御システム: Electromagnetic ⋅ 電磁
Number of blades ⋅ 絞り羽根の数: 6
Zooming ⋅ ズーミング
Zooming method ⋅ ズーム方法: Rotary ⋅ ロータリー
Zoom type ⋅ ズームタイプ: Extends while zooming ⋅ ズームしながら伸びる
Maximum aperture when zooming ⋅ ズーム時の最大絞り: F/4 @ 17mm, F/4.5 @ 26mm, F/5 @ 38mm, F/5.6 @ 47mm
Focusing ⋅ フォーカシング
Closest focusing distance ⋅ 最短撮影距離: 0.35m
Maximum magnification ratio ⋅ 最大倍率: 1:5 @ 85mm at the closest focusing distance ⋅ 最寄りの距離で
Focusing method ⋅ フォーカシング方法: Internal focusing (IF) ⋅ 内部フォーカシング
Focusing modes ⋅ フォーカシングモード: Autofocus, manual focus ⋅ オートフォーカス、マニュアルフォーカス
Manual focus control ⋅ マニュアルフォーカス制御: Focusing ring ⋅ フォーカシングリング
Autofocus motor ⋅ オートフォーカスモーター: Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor
Focus mode selector ⋅ フォーカスモードセレクター: AF/MF
Full-Time Manual Focus (FTM): Yes ⋅ はい
Image stabilizer ⋅ 手ぶれ補正
Image Stabilizer (IS): Yes ⋅ はい
IS features ⋅ 特徴: Mode 1
IS efficiency ⋅ 効率: up to 3 stops @ 85mm
Physical characteristics ⋅ 体格的特徴
Weight ⋅ 重量: 475g
Maximum diameter x Length ⋅ 最大直径x長さ: ⌀79×92mm
Weather sealing ⋅ ウェザーシーリング: -
Fluorine coating ⋅ フッ素コーティング: -
Accessories ⋅ 付属品
Filters ⋅ フィルタ: Screw-type ⋅ ネジ式 67mm
Lens hood ⋅ レンズフード: Bayonet-type ⋅ バヨネットタイプ EW-73B (petal-shaped ⋅ 花びらの形)
  • Toggle description in Japanese

    メーカーの説明

    EF-Sレンズ対応デジタル一眼レフカメラ専用の標準ズームレンズで、広角から望遠まで幅広くカバーする5倍のズーム比を備えている。撮像素子が35mmフルサイズよりも小さい画面サイズ(APS-Cサイズ)のデジタル一眼レフカメラに最適な光学系とメカ構造を採用したレンズで、同時発表の「EOS 20D」や、全世界で大ヒットを記録している「EOS Kiss Digital」(2003年9月発売)などで使用可能。

    小径イメージサークルを生かした光学系により、35mmフォーマット換算で27-136mm相当の焦点距離イメージと、軽量・コンパクト化の両立を図るとともに、EFレンズとして初めて両面を非球面とするガラスモールド非球面レンズを採用し、ズーム全域で優れた高画質を実現している。また、シャッタースピード換算* で約3段分の補正効果を発揮する高性能の手ブレ補正機構や、フルタイムマニュアルフォーカス機構を搭載するなど、使いやすさも十分に配慮した。

    デジタル一眼レフカメラの撮像素子部分で反射した光が画質に悪影響を及ぼさないように配慮した光学設計を採用したほか、コーティングの最適化により、フレアやゴーストの抑制と良好なカラーバランスの両立を実現している。また、EF-Sレンズに対応していないカメラへの誤装着を防止するメカ構造を採用するとともに、カメラ本体内のミラーボックスに傷をつけないように、レンズ後端に保護用のゴムリングを施している。

    * 手ブレを防ぐ限界の目安である「1/(焦点距離×1.6)」秒に対して。

Manufacturer description #1

This lightweight, compact EF-S series standard zoom lens is equipped with an image stabilizer, and takes advantage of the small image circle of the EF-S format to deliver 5x zooming in an amazingly compact form. The seventeen element, twelve group optical system uses only environmentally friendly lead-free glass, with a double aspherical molded glass lens as the 15th element to ensure high picture quality over the whole zoom range. The image stabilizer gives stability equivalent to about three shutter speeds*2, substantially improving handheld steadiness, and together with the high-speed ring-type USM internal autofocus, ensures that you won’t miss that once-in-a-lifetime shot. The optical design and coating have been optimised to reduce the flare and ghosts that are prone to occur with digital cameras. Exquisite bokeh (blur effects) enabled by the round diaphragm, and the full-time manual focus function further expand expressive possibilities. The lens mechanism is designed to ensure that it fits only EOS DIGITAL SLR cameras designed to take EF-S lenses, and it is equipped with a special attachment indicator and protective rubber mount ring to prevent mistaken attempts to attach it to other EOS SLR cameras, and to prevent damage to the camera body.

Manufacturer description #2

Equivalent to a 28-135mm lens, this new EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 60D, EOS 7D and Digital Rebel cameras. It has Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise possible. And of course, it's optically optimized for digital SLRs. A ring-type USM means both fast and silent AF, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode.

Typical application ⋅ 典型的なアプリケーション

landscapes ⋅ 風景, interiors ⋅ インテリア, buildings ⋅ 建物, cityscapes ⋅ 都市の景観, portraits ⋅ 肖像画, travel ⋅ トラベル

Slowest shutter speed when shooting handheld ⋅ ハンドヘルド撮影時のシャッタースピードが最も遅い

IS OFF @ 85mm11/21/41/81/131/151/301/601/1001/1251/2501/5001/1000+
IS ON @ 85mm11/21/41/81/131/151/301/601/1001/1251/2501/5001/1000+

Recommendations ⋅ 推奨事項

  • If you are into travel photography, consider acquiring a similar lens, but with dust-proof and water-resistant barrel and a fluorine-coated front element.

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Best slow standard zooms

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リストの上位にあるレンズほど、そのクラスで優れています

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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm

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Quality control issues

The manufacturer of this lens does not provide adequate quality control. If you do decide to purchase this lens, do not order it online, but choose the best copy available in the store. In any case, there may also be problems with the build quality, and warranty repairs can take months.

Model produced in a small batch. It is collectible and can only be found on the secondary market.

Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor

AF/MF

AFAutofocus mode.
MFManual focus mode.

Aspherical elements

Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA, XGM) are used in wide-angle lenses for correction of distortion and in large-aperture lenses for correction of spherical aberration, astigmatism and coma, thus ensuring excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. The effect of the aspherical element is determined by its position within the optical formula: the more the aspherical element moves away from the aperture stop, the more it influences distortion; close to the aperture stop it can be particularly used to correct spherical aberration. Aspherical element can substitute one or several regular spherical elements to achieve similar or better optical results, which allows to develop more compact and lightweight lenses.

Use of aspherical elements has its downsides: it leads to non-uniform rendering of out-of-focus highlights. This effect usually appears as "onion-like" texture of concentric rings or "wooly-like" texture and is caused by very slight defects in the surface of aspherical element. It is difficult to predict such effect, but usually it occurs when the highlights are small enough and far enough out of focus.

Low dispersion elements

Low dispersion elements (ED, LD, SD, UD etc) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. This type of glass exhibits low refractive index, low dispersion, and exceptional partial dispersion characteristics compared to standard optical glass. Two lenses made of low dispersion glass offer almost the same performance as one fluorite lens.

Low dispersion elements

Low dispersion elements (ED, LD, SD, UD etc) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. This type of glass exhibits low refractive index, low dispersion, and exceptional partial dispersion characteristics compared to standard optical glass. Two lenses made of low dispersion glass offer almost the same performance as one fluorite lens.

Canon's Super UD, Nikon's Super ED, Pentax' Super ED, Sigma's FLD ("F" Low Dispersion), Sony' Super ED and Tamron's XLD glasses are the highest level low dispersion glasses available with extremely high light transmission. These optical glasses have a performance equal to fluorite glass.

High-refraction low-dispersion elements

High-refraction low-dispersion elements (HLD) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture.

High Index, High Dispersion elements

High Index, High Dispersion elements (HID) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture.

Anomalous partial dispersion elements

Anomalous partial dispersion elements (AD) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture.

Fluorite elements

Synthetic fluorite elements (FL) minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at fully open aperture. Compared with optical glass, fluorite lenses have a considerably lower refraction index, low dispersion and extraordinary partial dispersion, and high transmission of infrared and ultraviolet light. They are also significantly lighter than optical glass.

According to Nikon, fluorite easily cracks and is sensitive to temperature changes that can adversely affect focusing by altering the lens' refractive index. To avoid this, Canon, as the manufacturer most widely using fluorite in its telephoto lenses, never uses fluorite in the front and rear lens elements, and the white coating is applied to the lens barrels to reflect light and prevent the lens from overheating.

Short-wavelength refractive elements

High and specialized-dispersion elements (SR) refract light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation. This technology also results in smaller and lighter lenses.

Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

Organic Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics material (BR Optics) placed between convex and concave elements made from conventional optical glass provides more efficient correction of longitudinal chromatic aberrations in comparison with conventional technology.

Diffraction elements

Diffraction elements (DO, PF) cancel chromatic aberrations at various wavelengths. This technology results in smaller and lighter lenses in comparison with traditional designs with no compromise in image quality.

High refractive index elements

High refractive index elements (HR, HRI, XR etc) minimize field curvature and spherical aberration. High refractive index element can substitute one or several regular elements to achieve similar or better optical results, which allows to develop more compact and lightweight lenses.

Apodization element

Apodization element (APD) is in fact a radial gradient filter. It practically does not change the characteristics of light beam passing through its central part but absorbs the light at the periphery. It sort of softens the edges of the aperture making the transition from foreground to background zone very smooth and results in very attractive, natural looking and silky smooth bokeh.

Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance from the lens mount to the film or sensor can also be different.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way: half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the focusing ring.

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Convex protruding front element

The convex front element protrudes from the lens barrel, making it impossible to use filters.

Fixed focus

There is no helicoid in this lens and everything is in focus from the closest focusing distance to infinity.

Overall linear extension

The entire lens optical system moves straight backward and forward when focusing is carried out. This is the simplest type of focusing used mainly in wide-angle and standard prime lenses. It has the advantage of introducing relatively little change in aberrations with respect to change in focusing distance. With telephoto and super telephoto lenses this method becomes less beneficial in terms of operability because of the increased size and weight of the lens system.

Front group linear extension

The rear group remains fixed and only the front group moves straight backward and forward during focusing. This method is primarily used in zoom lenses and allows to design comparatively simple lens construction, but also places restrictions on zoom magnification and size reduction.

Front group rotational extension

The lens barrel section holding the front lens group rotates to move the front group backward and forward during focusing. This method of focusing is also used only in zoom lenses.

Internal focusing (IF)

Focusing is performed by moving one or more lens groups positioned between the front lens group and the diaphragm.

Methods of internal and rear focusing have the following advantages:

Rear focusing (RF)

Focusing is performed by moving one or more lens groups positioned behind the diaphragm.

Methods of internal and rear focusing have the following advantages:

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.

Rotary zoom

The change of focal length is achieved by turning the zoom ring and the manual focusing - by turning the separate focusing ring.

Push/pull zooming allows for faster change of focal length, however conventional method based on the rotation of the zoom ring provides more accurate and smooth zooming.

Push/pull zoom

The change of focal length and the manual focusing is achieved by one and the same ring. The change of focal length happens when the photographer moves the ring towards the mount or backwards and the rotation of the ring leads to change of focus.

Push/pull zooming allows for faster change of focal length, however conventional method based on the rotation of the zoom ring provides more accurate and smooth zooming.

Zoom lock

The lens features a zoom lock to keep the zoom ring fixed. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.

Power Zoom

The lens features electronically driven zoom mechanism. It provides smoother, more natural zoom movements than you could accomplish by hand.

The Holy Trinity of lenses

The Holy Trinity of lenses refers to a three-lens set that covers a focal length range from the ultra-wide focal length of 14-16mm all the way long to the telephoto focal length of 200mm. The set typically consists of a 16-35mm ultra-wide angle zoom lens, a 24-70mm standard zoom lens and a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens and usually represents the best constant-aperture zoom lenses in a manufacturer's lineup. The set is designed to cover almost every genre of photography, be it landscapes, architecture, portraits, weddings, sports, travel or even wildlife (with teleconverter). However, it is also expensive, large and heavy.

Efficiency of image stabilizer

The efficiency of image stabilizer is measured in stops and each stop corresponds to a two-times increase of shutter speed. For example, if you are shooting at focal length of 80mm and it is known that the efficiency of image stabilizer is 3 stops, it means that during handheld shooting at such focal length you can use shutter speed of 1/10 second which is exactly 23 times longer than the shutter speed 1/80 second needed to obtain sharp image in sufficient lighting conditions.

Hybrid IS

The image stabilizer has Hybrid IS technology which corrects not only angle but also shift camera shake, which is more pronounced in close-range shooting when a camera moves parallel to the imaging scene. Hybrid IS dramatically enhances the effects of image stabilization during shooting, including macro shooting, which had proven difficult for conventional image stabilization technologies.

XY-Shift

The image stabilizer has XY-Shift technology which corrects not only angle but also shift camera shake, which is more pronounced in close-range shooting when a camera moves parallel to the imaging scene. XY-Shift dramatically enhances the effects of image stabilization during shooting, including macro shooting, which had proven difficult for conventional image stabilization technologies.

Dynamic IS

The image stabilizer has Dynamic IS technology which especially effective when shooting while walking because it compensates strong camera shake. Dynamic IS activates automatically when the camera is set to movie shooting.

Mode 1

Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake. Mainly effective for shooting still subjects.

Mode 2

Corrects vertical camera shake during following shots in a horizontal direction. Corrects horizontal camera shake during following shots in a vertical direction.

Mode 2

Corrects vertical camera shake during following shots in a horizontal direction.

Mode 2 (Intelligent OS)

The lens incorporates Intelligent OS with algorithm capable of panning in all directions. In Mode 2, the movements of subjects can be captured with panning effects even when the camera is moved horizontally, vertically, or diagonally — regardless of the position of the lens.

Mode 3

Corrects camera shake only during exposure. During panning shots, corrects camera shake during exposure only in one direction the same as Mode 2. Effective for following fast and irregulary moving subjects.

Panning Detection

The image stabilizer automatically detects panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.

Tripod Detection

It is often thought that image blur caused by camera shake can be prevented by using a tripod. Actually, however, even using a tripod may result in image blur because of tripod vibration caused by mirror or shutter movement at the time of exposure. The image stabilizer automatically differentiates the frequency of the vibration from that of camera shake, and changes algorithm to correct image blur caused by slight tripod vibration.

VR NORMAL

Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake. Automatically detects panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.

VR ACTIVE

Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake when shooting from a moving vehicle, or some other unstable position. Panning is not detected.

VR SPORT

Allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are possible when image stabilizer is turned off. Automatically detects panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.

VR TRIPOD

It is often thought that image blur caused by camera shake can be prevented by using a tripod. Actually, however, even using a tripod may result in image blur because of tripod vibration caused by mirror or shutter movement at the time of exposure. The image stabilizer automatically differentiates the frequency of the vibration from that of camera shake, and changes algorithm to correct image blur caused by slight tripod vibration.