Canon 80-200 f / 4.5-5.6 II Review | with examples of photos and videos

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Canon 80-200 f / 4.5-5.6 II is the whale lens of the film era. Supplied to the markets of the CIS, Asia and Europe. Dark telephoto.

Plastic housing, minimalism and ease of use are the strong points of EF lenses in the film era. The Canon 80-200 f / 4.5-5.6 II is one of the few plastic kit lenses that have survived to this day. About him and speech. Go. Thanks to Vladimir Yekimovsky for the lens.

Lens layout

Surprisingly, a diagram was found.


Canon 80-200 f / 4.5-5.6 II is a 5-blade diaphragm, in a plastic case. Has 7 lens groups, 10 elements in total.

Entering the market March 1995
Original price Sold outside of Japan
Lens groups 7
Elements 10
Aperture blades 5
Minimum diaphragm 29
Closest focusing distance (m) 1.5
Maximum magnification (x) 0,16
Filter diameter (mm) 52
Max diameter x length (mm) X 69 78,5
Weight (g) 250

Canon 80-200 f / 4.5-5.6 II in action

Canon 80-200 f / 4.5-5.6 II is a telephoto lens. You can play portrait in sunny weather, or you can just shoot distant objects, or in general, in a crowd. It should turn out very interesting, because the teleband can compress the perspective. In the case of shooting in low light conditions, it is better to use a camera with a stabilizer (there is no stabilizer in the lens), or high light sensitivity. The lens is not satisfactory in operation. Considering that, due to the maximum aperture, the slightest drawdown of illumination drives the camera into high ISO - behaves badly in the room. Well, how bad it is. It's just that a picture at high ISO tends to fall apart. This lens can be used indoors without any inconvenience when the matrices have a working ISO 12800 at least.

Case and build quality

The case is plastic, there are no complaints about the build quality. Nothing loose or loose. Well, if only a little trunk at the maximum focal length.


Not fast, but quiet enough, as it seemed to me. Mistakes infrequently, refocuses sharply. When focusing, the front lens rotates.


The 6-blade iris diaphragm produces bokeh nuts at values ​​other than open.


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