Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is especially designed for Canon’s DSLR cameras to meet the demands of users. This amazing EF – S zoom lens was launched in 2006. Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is one of the most accepted lens with a highest image quality, a very famous focal length range of 17-55mm, large f/2.8 aperture and 3 – stop Image Stabilization or Image Stabilizer (IS). Measuring 110.6 mm in length x 83.5 mm in diameter / 4.4 inches x 3.3 inches and weighing 22.8 oz / 645 g, the lens has brilliant and solid build quality. The external construction of the Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is made up of polycarbonate. The lens is compatible with Canon EF 12 II extension tube, EF 25 II extension tube and EOS Digital Rebel series.

With an inner focusing, AF algorithms and a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic motor), the standard zoom lens attains autofocus quietly, very fast and quickly and with FTM (full time manual) focusing, it adjusts focus even in AF (autofocus) mode. The focal length range of EF-S 17-55mm lens is equivalent to 27mm-88mm. Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens has optical Image Stabilizer technology which is specially designed to compensate with shift and angular camera shake and it also provides slow shutter speeds. This makes sure crisp, sharp and clear images even in low light conditions. The optical structure of Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is made of 12 groups including 19 elements with 2 super Ultra – low dispersion (UD) glass plus 3 aspherical elements. These super UD glass and aspherical elements deliver an excellent image quality during zoom range.

The standard zoom lens features 7 rounded diaphragm blades. The lens is sharp wide open at f/4 throughout its all focal length range. The filter size is 77 mm. The prime lens has maximum and minimum aperture range of f/2.8 and f/22 respectively. Super Spectra coatings minimize ghosting and flare and ensure high contrast and accurate color balance. The horizontal, diagonal and vertical angle of view of this Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens are 68°40′ – 23°20, 78°30′ – 27°50′ and 48° – 15°40′. The Canon lens is much better than EF S 17-40mm f4L USM lens in terms of sharpness and fast aperture. Chromatic aberration (CA) and distortion level are well controlled in Canon EF S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens. This wonderful 17-55mm USM lens is inexpensive therefore it is easily accessible to all serious and proficient photographers. The focus and zoom rings operate moderately quiet and smooth.

Specifications of Canon EF – S 17 – 55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens

  • Name – Canon EF – S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens
  • Releasing Date – 2006
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF – S
  • Lens type – standard zoom lens
  • Focus details – inner focusing, USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) with manual focus option
  • Maximum format size – 35 mm full frame
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus
  • Focal length range – 17 – 55 mm
  • APS equivalent – 27 – 88mm
  • Image Stabilization – Yes
  • Dimensions – 4.4 inches x 3.3 inches (83.5 mm diameter x 110.6 mm length)
  • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture – f/22
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 7 (circular)
  • Lens construction – 19 elements in 12 groups, including 2 UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens glass element, 3 aspherical elements
  • Weight – 22.8  oz (645g)
  • Focus ring rotation – 90°
  • Diagonal angle of view – 78°30′ – 27°50′
  • Horizontal angle of view – 68°40′ – 23°20′
  • Vertical angle of view – 48° – 15°40′
  • Filter size – 77 mm
  • Max length at full extension – 5.8 inches
  • Zoom system – rotary

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens

The Canon introduced its world’s first super telephoto Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens with an Image Stabilizer (IS) in September, 1999. The Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens is 10 g lighter than Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens and Canon’s longest and inexpensive (it is less expensive than Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM lens) EF lens. The 600mm super telephoto lens weighs 5.36 kg / 11.8 lb and measures 168 mm in diameter and 456 mm in length. Like all Canon’s other super telephoto lenses, the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has an excellent build quality. The f/4.0 USM lens features one fluorite element and two UD glass elements to acquire high contrast, high resolution and eradicate secondary CA (chromatic aberration). The Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens utilizes inner focusing with Ring USM (ultra sonic motor) for high speed, very fast, quiet and silent autofocus. The telephoto prime lens has full time manual focus (FTM) with an amazing AF speed which is fastest in the world.

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has remarkable focal length range of 600mm that can be increased to 1200mm with the attachment of Extender EF 2x II. The 600mm camera lens is most suitable for wildlife and sports photography. The fantastic L series lens comprises 17 elements within the 13 groups including one fluorite element and two UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass elements. The closest focusing distance has been reduced to 18 ft / 5.5 m. With 8 wide aperture blades, the lens eliminates background disturbance and provides smooth and stunning background blur (bokeh). The metal is used in lens barrel and mount. The minimum and maximum aperture of the prime lens is f/32 and f/4.0 respectively.

The Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has two stage image stabilization to correct camera shake and delivers highest image quality. The high performance prime lens has 35 mm image circle, 52 mm DI (Drop In) filter size, detachable tripod collar and focus preset function. The popular USM lens produces clear and very sharp images. A Ring USM (Ultra – sonic motor), image stabilization (IS) and impressive focal length range are the key features of Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens that makes it perfect lens for all proficient and serious photographers. The lens is moisture and dust resistance to get superb sharpness and higher quality. The lens has maximum magnification of 0.12x. The super telephoto lens delivers superb performance with the Canon Extender EF 1.4x II and Canon Extender EF 2.0x II.

Specifications of Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens

  • Name – Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens
  • Releasing Date – September, 1999
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF
  • APS equivalent – 960 mm
  • Lens type – telephoto prime lens
  • AF Motor type – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
  • Maximum format size – 35 mm full frame
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus
  • Focal length range – 600 mm
  • Image Stabilization – 2 stops at .12x magnification
  • Optional accessories – Tripod Mount
  • Dimensions – 465 cm x 168 cm / 18 inches x 6.6 inches
  • Maximum aperture – f/4
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8 (circular)
  • Lens construction – 17 elements in 13 groups, including two UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens glass element and one fluorite lens element
  • Weight – 11.8 lb (5.36 kg)
  • Filter Size – 52 mm DI (drop in)
  • Focus detail – full time manual focus with USM (Ultrasonic Motor), 3 position focus limiter
  • Focus ring rotation – 210°
  • Focus ring – 4.7 in. (focus)
  • Diagonal angle of view – 4°10′
  • Horizontal angle of view – 3°30′
  • Vertical angle of view – 2 °20′
  • Maximum magnification – 0.12x
  • Max Length at full extension – 18.38 inches

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens is a high performance and fast autofocus lens specially designed for portability and excellent handling. The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens was introduced in 1993. This super telephoto lens is one of the three popular telephoto 400mm lenses. The field of view of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens on APS – C DSLRs is equivalent to 640mm. The super telephoto lens is compatible with cropped frame SLR and full frame cameras as well as Canon EF 1.4x extender and Canon EF 2x extender. The focusing ring and switches are moisture and dust resistance. The 400mm lens is the most reasonable lens among the all 400mm Canon telephoto prime lenses. The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens utilizes UD (ultra low dispersion) glass elements to offer an amazing optical performance even wide – open. The lens has minimum focusing distance of 3.5 m / 11.5 ft and maximum magnification of 0.12x. To improve fast AF (autofocus) speed, the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens features focus limiter switch that provides 2 modes, first mode allows 3.5 m to infinity focusing and second mode allows 8.5 m to infinity focusing.

The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens presents inner focusing and a ring – type USM (ultra – sonic motor) to obtain fast, quick and silent autofocus. Full time manual focus is enabled. High contrast, color balance and saturation are brilliant. An eight blade aperture offers crisp, clear and superb bokeh (background / foreground blur quality). The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens consists of six groups with seven elements including 1 UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) and 1 super UD element. Vignetting and Chromatic aberration (CA) are amazingly very well controlled. The lens is average in weight of 1.25 g / 2.8 lb and also average in size of 90 mm (diameter) x 256 mm (length) when compared to other Canon’s telephoto lenses. The maximum aperture of this L series lens is f/5.6 and accepts 77 mm filter size. The external barrel of the lens is made of metal with rubberized focus ring which is very smooth.

The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens has some similarities with Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens in terms of weight, max magnification and build quality. The front element of this super telephoto lens does not rotate so it becomes easy to use polarizing filters. The super telephoto prime lens includes a removable tripod mount and a built in hood. The build quality of the lens is no doubt extremely solid and it delivers incredibly sharp picture quality into full frame corners. Horizontal, diagonal and vertical angle of view of this prime lens are 5°10′, 6°10′ and 3°30′ respectively. The lens has a compact focal length range of 400mm and a minimum aperture range of f/32. The telephoto lens is available at low price so this high performance lens is most popular among the all natural and professional photographers.

 Specifications of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM lens

  • Name – Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens
  • Releasing date – 1993
  • AF (Autofocus) Motor type – Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  • Lens type – telephoto prime lens
  • APS Equivalent –  640 mm
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Format compatibility – 35 mm Film / Full – Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS – C)
  • Focal Length Range – 400 mm
  • minimal focusing distance – 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
  • Dimensions –   3.5 in. x 10.1 in. (256 mm in length x 90 mm in diameter)
  • Diagonal angle of view – 6°10′
  • Vertical angle of view – 3°30′
  • Horizontal angle of view – 5°10′
  • Lens construction – 6 groups including 7 elements with one UD (ultra – low dispersion) element, one super UD glass element
  • Filter size – 77 mm
  • Focus adjustment – Inner focusing system with USM (Ultrasonic motor)
  • Minimum aperture range – f/32 (long)
  • Maximum aperture range – f/5.6 (wide)
  • Number of aperture blades – 8
  • Manufacturer specification weight – 44.1 oz (1.25 kg)
  • Focus ring Rotation – 150°
  • Maximum Magnification (MM) – 0.12x
  • Lens hood size – 3.55 x 4.04 inches
  • Focusing type – Internal
  • Maximum reproduction ratio – 1:8.3
  • Features – fast autofocus, tripod collar

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is a super telephoto standard lens with long aperture f/2.8 for numerous professional nature and sports photographers. The 400mm USM super telephoto lens features latest image stabilization technology with an average weight (11.8 lb / 5.37 kg), superior handling and super fast AF speed among all 400mm f/2.8 lenses. This super telephoto lens weighs 10 g more than the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens and 3.3 lbs heavier than the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens. The lens attributes superb color balance, an excellent contrast and superior optical quality. The barrel and external parts of the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens are made of magnesium alloy. The lens offers superior moisture and dust proof performance. Distortion level is very low as well as vignetting and chromatic aberration (CA) is very well controlled. The lens has 2 UD glass elements and 1 fluorite element to get rid of secondary chromatic aberration and employs high contrast and high resolution.

The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens  features a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) and an advanced AF drive algorithm that make the autofocus speed much better or fastest in the world with EOS – 3 and EOS – 1v. The full – time manual focus exits in this 400mm zoom lens. The lens has focus preset and AF stop attributes same as the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. The lens has unique lens composition of 13 groups containing 17 elements with 1 flourite element and 2 Ultra – low dispersion (UD) elements. Just like its other siblings in 400mm f/2.8 lineup, it does not extend throughout focusing and zooming range.

Released in 1999, the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens performs well with Canon Extenders and offers an excellent image quality. The zoom lens becomes Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 lens and Canon EF 560mm f/4.0 lens by using 2x Extender and 1.4x Extender respectively. With a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 ft / 3 m and maximum magnification of 0.15x, the lens shows best results in image sharpness, an excellent bokeh (background blur quality) and Image Stabilizer (IS). The EF 400mm USM lens supports DI (Drop In) 52 mm filter size.

Specification of   Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

  •                 Name – Canon EF 400 mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens
  •                 Release Date – 1999
  •                 Image Circle – 35 mm
  •                 Focal Length Range – 400 mm
  •                 Camera Mount Type – Canon EF
  •                 Lens type – telephoto Prime Lens
  •                 APS Equivalent – 640 mm
  •                 Horizontal angle of view – 5°10′
  •                 Diagonal angle of view – 6°10′
  •                 Vertical angle of view  – 3°30′
  •                 Focus Motor Type – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor, Full – time manual focus
  •                 Lens construction – 13 groups / 17 elements, 1 Fluorite element, 2 UD (ultra

Low dispersion) glass elements

  •                 Maximum Magnification – 0.15 x
  •                 Minimum focusing distance –  3 m (9.8 ft)
  •                 Maximum Reproduction Ratio – 1:6.7
  •                 Aperture Range – f/2.8-32
  •                 Number of Aperture blades – 8 (circular)
  •                 Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  •                 Minimum aperture – f/32
  •                 Manufacturer Specification Weight – 11.8 lbs (5.37 kg)
  •                 Maximum Length at Full Extension – 14.11 inches
  •                 Focus Adjustment –  Rear focusing system with USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  •                 Filter Size – 52 mm
  •                 Image Stabilization – Yes
  •                 Dimensions – 163 mm (diameter) x 349 mm (length) (6.4 inches x 13.7 inches)\
  •                 Size of rings – 3.48 inches (Focus)
  •                 Format Compatibility – 35 mm film / full – frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS – C)

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens

The Canon introduced its first telephoto prime tilt – shift Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens in April, 1991. With the tilt – shift capability, the wide angle lens can control the image’s perception and the angle of plane focus. The tilt – shift functions can be used combined or independently to correct secondary distortions, control over the zone of focus and adjust the shooting or zooming range. The tilt and shift functions also produce special effects which is impossible for ordinary lenses. The Canon’s 90mm telephoto lens is extremely sharp with an amazing saturation and high contrast. The 90mm f/2.8 lens is the lightest and smallest lens with the weight of 19.9 oz / 565 g. The lens measures 88 mm in length x 74 mm in diameter / 3.5 in. x 2.9 in. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens is extremely wide open from corner to corner on a full frame body and slightly sharper than the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens.

The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens presents floating optical system with polished and ground Aspherical front element which makes this prime lens more sharp from infinity down to 0.3 m / 1 ft and offers distortion free superb image quality. The rubberized focus ring of the lens is very smooth and properly sized. Both full depth of field and distance scales are available. The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens has a 58 mm filter size which is smallest among the Canon’s others TS – E lenses. The lens barrel and mount of the telephoto prime lens is made up of metal. The lens offers an excellent picture quality and superb color balance with the help of impressive 8 diaphragm blades. CA (chromatic aberration), distortion and vignetting are very well controlled.

The optical construction of the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens made of 6 elements in 5 groups. Gaussian optics delivers terrific bokeh (background blur quality) and high – quality delineation. The diagonal angle of view of this wonderful lens is 27°. The lens utilizes linear extension system and manual focus. The lens is supreme tool for more advanced and unique photography. The lens shows awesome results when used for landscape, portrait and product photography. This lens has a focal length range of 90 mm and maximum magnification of 0.29x. The lens is compatible with APS – H, APS – C and full frame cameras. The Canon 12mm Extension tube and 25mm Extension tube allow magnification of .43x and 0.6x respectively.

Specifications of Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens:-

  • Name – Canon TS-E 28mm f/2.8 lens
  • Released date – April, 1991
  • Lens type – telephoto prime tilt – shift lens
  • Camera Mount type – Canon EF
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Focus type – Manual Focus
  • Max Length at Full Extension – 3.9 in.
  • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8
  • Maximum Format Size  – 35 mm FF
  • Lens construction – 5 elements in 6 groups, including 1 aspherical element
  • Diagonal angle of view – 27°
  • Maximum Magnification (MM) – 0.29 x
  • Materials – metal mount, metal barrel
  • Closest focus distance –1.6 ft / 0.5 m
  • Dimensions – 3.9 in. x 2.9 in. (42 mm x 67 mm)
  •  Weight – 1.2 lb / 565 g
  • Filter size – 58 mm
  • Focus Adjustment – overall linear extension system
  • AF motor type – Manual

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is one of five and the most prominent lenses in the Canon’s telephoto zoom lens lineup. Introduced in August 2001, the lens is suitable for portrait, press, outdoor, general wildlife and sports photography. The 70-200mm zoom lens has high contrast visual capability, high – resolution, and moisture – and dust resistance that make it the most vigorous and advanced lens in Canon series. Combining a very valuable focal length range of 70-200mm with proficient build quality, superb image quality, tremendous autofocus performance, precious 3 – stop Image Stabilization (IS) and a hasty aperture that make the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens unique and affordable for fresher and specialized photographers. The lens performs well from the corners with a full frame body. Using 8 circular diaphragm blades, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens provides an excellent background / foreground blur quality.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens features 18 groups containing 23 elements including 4 UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The lens comes with a removable tripod mount. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens utilizes a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) technology to get quiet, fast and almost silent autofocus. FTM (full time manual) focusing is allowed which is very quick and smooth. The lens has the maximum and minimum aperture of f/2.8 and f/32 respectively and accepts filter size of 77 mm. The Canon’s EF mount can be used with APS – C DSLR and 35 mm full – frame cameras. The lens has an average weight of 1.47 kg / 51.9 oz and it measures 86.2 mm / 3.4 inches in diameter and 197 mm / 7.8 inches in length. The front element of the lens does not rotate so there is no problem to use polarizing filters. The focus limiter switch is available to improve AF system performance.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is comparable to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM lens in terms of optical quality and performance. The Canon’s telephoto zoom lens features 2nd generation 3 – stops optical Image Stabilization technology that corrects all kind of camera shakes. The lens is compatible with EF 25 II extension tubes and EF 12 II extension tubes. The lens has higher maximum magnification of 0.17x and shorter closest focusing distance of 1.3 m / 4.3 ft than its previous non – IS version Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. The build quality is pretty awesome. The high quality plastic is used in outer barrel of the lens with metal mount. The f/2.8 zoom lens is also compatible with Canon EOS DSLR cameras and Canon’s EF 1.4x II Extender.

Specifications of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens:-

 

  • Name – Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM lens
  •  Releasing Date – August, 2001
  • Lens type – telephoto zoom lens
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Focus detail – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) with full time manual focus, internal focusing
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus, tripod collar
  • Focal length range – 70mm – 200mm
  • Image Stabilization – 3 stops at .17x magnification
  • Dimensions – 86.2mm (diameter) x 197 mm (length) / 3.4 inches x 7.8 inches
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8 (rounded)
  • Lens composition – 23 elements in 18 groups, including 4 UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens element
  • Weight – 51.9 oz (1.47 kg)
  • Max length at full extension – 8.06 inches
  • Horizontal angle of view – 29° – 10°
  • Diagonal angle of view – 34° – 12°
  • Vertical angle of view – 19°30′ – 7°
  • APS Equivalent – 112 – 320mm
  • Filter Size – 77 mm
  • Lens Hood – ET – 86

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens is a small, economical and compact lens for those professional and amateur photographers who want reasonable telephoto zoom lens for general purpose. With a long focal length range of 55-250mm, the telephoto zoom lens is equivalent of 88-400mm on full format cameras. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens presents Super Spectra coatings for high contrast and accurate color balance and they also reduce flare and ghosting by fascinating unnecessary reflections in the Canon lens. This Canon lens provides an UD (Ultra low – dispersion) glass lens element which corrects chromatic aberration (CA) to obtain sharp, crisp and superb image quality during the zoom range. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens produces very sharp images on wide apertures. The latest EF – S telephoto zoom lens delivers superb performance at a reasonable price for all serious and professional photographers.

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS telephoto lens is very similar to the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS lens. The EF-S 55-250mm zoom lens utilizes Micro motor for fast and silent AF speed. Focus and zoom rings are made up of good quality rubber. The Canon camera lens is compatible with EOS digital SLR camera such as the EOS 40D and the EOS Rebel XSi. The lens’ outer barrel is made of plastic which makes it lightweight (13.8 oz / 390 g) lens for its amazing zoom range. The optical 4 – stops image stabilization or image stabilizer (IS) effect compensates with shift camera shake and offers very sharp handheld images at slowest shutter speed. The Canon’s zooms lens has minimal focusing distance of 3.6 ft / 1.1 m (it remains stable during zoom range) with the maximum magnification of 0.34x. The lens has a filter size of 58 mm.

Released in August 2007, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens has an optical construction of 10 groups including 12 elements with 1 UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass element. The lens has impressive 7 diaphragm blades with maximum and minimum aperture of f/4 – 5.6 and f/22 – 32 respectively. The diagonal, vertical and horizontal angle of view of this wonderful zoom lens are 27°50′ – 6°15′, 15°40′ – 3°30′ and 23°20′ – 5°20′ with APS – C image sensors. The small size which is 108 mm / 4.3 in. in length and 70 mm / 2.8 in. in diameter makes it more comfortable to handle and carry.  Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens delivers smooth and fantastic background blur quality with its amazing circular aperture blades.

Specifications of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens

  • Name – Canon EF – S 55-250mm f/4.5.6 IS lens
  • Releasing Date – August , 2007
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF – S
  • Lens type – telephoto zoom macro
  • Focus details – AF (DC motor), with manual focus option
  • Maximum format size – 35 mm full frame
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus
  • Focal length range – 55-250 mm
  • APS equivalent – 1.6x : 88 – 400 mm
  • Image Stabilization – 4 stops
  • Accessories – ET – 73 lens hood, Front and rear caps, Lens case LP1219
  • Optional accessories – lens hood (ET – 60), lens case (LP1019)
  •   Dimensions – 4.3 inches x 2.8 inches (108 mm diameter x 70 mm length)
  • Maximum aperture – f/4 – 5.6
  • Minimum aperture – f/22 – 32
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 7 (circular)
  • Lens construction – 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens glass element
  • Weight – 13.8  oz (390 g)
  • AF motor type – micro motor
  • Focus ring rotation – 81°
  • Diagonal angle of view – 27°50′ – 6°15′
  • Horizontal angle of view – 23°20′ – 5°20′
  • Vertical angle of view – 15°40′ – 3°30′
  • Filter size – 58 mm

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is the shortest and lightest EF lens specially designed for Canon EOS system. The lens provides just about 80 mm field of view when attached with the digital SLR camera. With the fast aperture of f/1.8, the 50mm standard lens is an excellent lens for those people who prefer sharp performance and a fixed focal length. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II standard lens uses traditional micro motor not including FTM (full – time manual) focusing. The AF (autofocus) seems to be very fast. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens utilizes linear extension system for focusing (it is very similar to extension tubes). An excellent sharpness is the main key feature of Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. This lens is a bit sharper than the Canon EF 24 – 70mm f/2/8 L USM Lens.

Released in December 1990, the lens performs well in low light conditions. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens replaced its previous version Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. The lens comes with a plastic lens mount not including IR focusing, manual focusing ring and a distance scale. The front lens element does not rotate thus it is easy to use polarizing filters.  The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is a relatively low cost lens with a minimum focusing distance of 1.5 ft / 0.45 m providing impressive maximum magnification of 0.15x. Because of its sharp quality and inexpensiveness, it is also called “plastic fantastic” and “nifty fifty”. The standard prime lens attributes 8 diaphragm blades and a filter size of 52 mm.

The optical construction of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens includes 5 groups containing 6 elements without any extra element. The lens is very lightweight at just 130 g / 4.6 oz and it is also extremely compact with small size of 1.6 inches / 41 mm in length and 2.7 inches / 68 mm in diameter. Build quality, Color balance and Contrast are decent. The diagonal, horizontal and vertical angle of view of this standard prime lens are 46°, 40° and 27°. CA (chromatic aberration) is negligible. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is least expensive compared to Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. The lens has an attractive and unique look.

Specifications of Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens

  • Name – Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
  • Lens type – standard prime lens
  • Image Circle – 35 mm
  • Focal Length Range – 50 mm
  • Aperture Range – f/1.8/16
  • Maximum aperture range – f/1.8
  • Minimum aperture range – f/16
  • Number of Aperture Blades – 8
  • Lens construction – 5 Groups, 6 Elements not including any extra elements
  • Closest focusing distance – 0.45 cm/ 1.5 ft
  • AF Motor type – Micro USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  • Focus Ring Rotation – 77°
  • Maximum Magnification – 0.15x
  • Diagonal angle of view – 46°
  • Vertical angle of view – 27°
  • Horizontal angle of view – 40°
  • APS Equivalent – 80 mm
  • Dimensions – 41 mm x 68 mm (1.6 inches x 2.7 inches)
  • Filter diameter – 52 mm (Non-Rotating)
  • Manufacturer Specification Weight – 4.6 oz (130 g)
  • Focus extension length – 0.32 inches
  • Max Length at full extension – 2.61 inches

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens

Introduced in September 1989, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens is one of the greatest telephoto prime lenses with  large aperture of f/1.2, notable focus length range of 85mm and superior build quality. The body and mount of Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens are constructed with metal. EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens is intimately comparable with Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. The telephoto lens is similar to Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens in sharpness and it performs very well with wide aperture and low light situations. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens uses a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic motor) to attain quick, fast, accurate and silent autofocus. Moreover, FTP (full time manual) focus is available in this telephoto lens.

The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification of this lens is 0.95 m / 3.1 ft and o.11x in that order. The lens has a floating optical system with one aspherical element to reduce aberrations and make sure an excellent and accurate image performance. It also corrects comma for superb picture quality. The horizontal angle of view of the prime lens is 24°, vertical angle of view is 16° and by diagonally, it is 28°30′.

Optically, the construction of the lens is made of seven groups with 8 element including 1 aspherical element and 2 high refraction elements. With the help of these aspherical and high – refraction elements, the telephoto prime lens produces very sharp and clear picture quality. There are 8 diaphragm blades and it accepts filter size of 72 mm. high quality plastic and metal is used in outer barrel and mount respectively. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens produces an excellent background blur quality with an amazing focus length range. The lens’ front element does not rotate but it extends when zooming or focusing. AF (autofocus) speed is pretty quiet and fast. The camera lens is protected from moisture and dust. The 85mm lens weighs 2.3 lb / 1.025 kg and measures 84 mm in length x 91 mm in diameter (3.3 inches x 3.6 inches).

Specification of Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens

  • Name – Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
  • Release date – September, 1989
  • AF (Autofocus) Motor type – Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  • Lens type – telephoto prime lens
  • APS Equivalent – 136 mm
  • Focal Length Range – 85 mm
  • Diagonal angle of view – 28° – 30’
  • Vertical angle of view – 16°
  • Horizontal angle of view – 24°
  • Dimensions –   3.3 inches x 3.6 inches (84 mm x 91 mm)
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Lens construction – 7 groups including 8 elements including one aspherical element
  • Closest focusing distance – 3.1 ft (0.95 m)
  • Filter size – 72 mm
  • Focus adjustment – Inner focusing system with USM (Ultrasonic motor)
  • Minimum aperture range – f/16 (long)
  • Maximum aperture range – f/1.2 (wide)
  • Number of aperture blades – eight
  • Manufacturer specification weight – 36.2 oz (1.025 g)
  • Lens hood model – ES – 79 II
  • Maximum Magnification (MM) – 0.11x
  • Focusing type – Internal

Close Up Photography Tricks

Photographers that like shooting portraits depend on models for shoot on the other side landscape photographers and sports photographers also depends on the season or the place where sports are played respectively. But in close up photography you need not to depend on any season or model. No matter where you are at the moment.

What does close-up means?

Close–up means filling the frame with the subject only. A close-up isolates the subject from environment. All lenses are cameras are capable of taking close-up.

Some fascinating and attractive ideas for close-up photography

Macro or close up photographers can find suitable subjects anytime and anywhere. There are infinite subjects in the environment that may inspire you for close-up photography like a butterfly sitting on a flower, bird in a nest, spider, rain drops on leaves, morning dew on flower petals, your jewelry etc. All these things a good and exciting subject for photography.

The exceptional feature of close-up photography is the ability to see even minute details which you would never see in life. For example how often you get to see wasps with tiny hairs on their small bodies? You would not as we are scared from it.

For this kind of photography you can use digital camera. It gives better results than traditional cameras. If the photo does not come out as you want then just delete it and take another one.

Tricks for close-up photography:-

Trick 1:- Flash on mode

It is the greatest feature or trick which helps you take a good close-up photo. Flash on mode is under your control that whether you want or use it or not. This mode helps you to generate beautiful photo by adding enough flash to illuminate the subject.

Trick 2:- Macro lenses

One of the tricks is to use macro lenses. There are different types of lenses but for close-up photography these lenses are perfect. These lenses help you to focus on close objects nearby. It produces life-size images. Through these loans you are able to see even a small detail of the object. You can notice the smaller world in very fine way.

For obtaining good and fine picture you can use macro settings which alter the formula and function of lens. Some digital macro cameras let you get as close as 2 cm.

Trick 3:- focal length

While choosing the lenses you should keep in mind the standard focal length of macro lenses. Short focal lenses are convenient to carry around as they are small and light. For taking life-size image this lens is positioned very closely to the object. An example of these lenses is the EF-S60mm f/ 2.8 macro.

Trick 4:- large memory space

This will help you to shoot more number of images and maximizes your camera’s capability. So miss out the great shots and use camera to its full potential. In order to produce the best images use the camera’s highest quality compression.

Trick 5:- depth of field and focus

Sometimes you may not be able to focus on whole subject and this problem comes mostly when you are shooting outdoor. Thus you must choose and decide which part of the subject you would emphasize through sharp focus. Macro lenses help you to generate such a creative and interesting pictures that you can’t do with normal lenses.

There are ample of digital photography tricks to add to the quality of your images. You can obtain pictures that you would be proud to show to everyone.