A thoroughly modern design that's optimized for select Canon EOS digital SLRs. Its angle of view is equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, with a floating optical system that can focus down to full life-size (1:1) magnification. Inner focusing, driven by a silent and powerful ring-type USM, means the lens' overall length never changes during focus. This lens is a wonderful multi-purpose lens that's equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits or available-light photos. Like all Canon EF-S Lenses, its use is restricted to the EOS 20D, EOS Digital Rebel and EOS Digital Rebel XT cameras (as of February 2005).
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
||12 elements in 8 groups
|Diagonal Angle of View
|Closest Focusing Distance
||0.2m /0.65 ft.
|Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
||2.9" x 2.8", 11.8 oz. / 73 x 69.8mm,
335g (lens only)