EF Lenses


EF28-70mm f/2.8L USM

  • Specifications
  • Block diagram
  • Sample Image
Marketed November 1993
Original Price 180,000 yen (w/case and hood)
Lens Construction (group) 11
Lens Construction (element) 16
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.5
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.18
Filter Diameter (mm) 77
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 83.2 x 117.6
Weight (g) 880

This large-aperture zoom lens features the sharpness and image performance of a single focal length lens with a constant, large aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. The optical system includes an ultra-precision ground and polished glass aspherical lens element(1st) that provides a high level of contrast and sharpness at all shooting distances. Fast and silent AF and full-time manual focusing are achieved by a USM (Ultrasonic Motor), inner focusing system and lightweight lens elements. As the filter attachment ring does not rotate during focusing, 77mm PL-C filters can have good operability. The EW-83B petal-shaped lens hood is designed with sufficient length to provide highly-effective shading of unneeded light throughout the zoom range.

Block diagram

Aspherical lens

Photograph sample