Canon Lens “High-end convenience” zoom!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence, but I would like you to understand
EF35-350mm F3.5-5.6L USM
Canon’s high-end lens.
L-lens with a red beekeeping lens, released in 1993.
At that time, film cameras were still in their heyday and maturing years.
The new price was $ 2,320 at the time of release.
At that time, there must have been many sports photographers and news reporters who used this lens on their EOS1n and other cameras.
I had never owned or photographed with this lens, so I was looking forward to taking some test shots.
The impression I got when I used it was that it had sufficient AF accuracy and resolution even when shooting with a modern camera.
AF accuracy and resolution. After all, it is an L lens!
This photo was taken at a distance near the minimum close-up distance. About 900mm away.
There were many gingko nuts falling in a nearby park.
They were probably damaged because they had fallen, but I focused on the cross sections that looked like scratches.
If you zoom in…
Something like Pac-Man…face？
The part where the light shines strongly is a little blurred.
The droplet of water on the top is sharply drawn.
I also tested the image in fairly harsh backlighting.
Of course, the halation is a bit lively, but it is not that bad.
but it is not that bad. The area in focus is solid and the resolution is quite good.
On the wide-angle side, there is a drop in vignetting on the periphery, so the corners of the image are dark.
This is a good feature that adds a nice atmosphere to the image.
With today’s digital cameras, it is possible to create something like this with “effect effects,” but this lens looks like this without any modification.
It is quite nice to be able to go from 35㎜ side to 350㎜ telephoto side at once.
I appreciate that I can aim at the angle of view I want to shoot without having to change lenses.
However, there are times when the focal length is a little too long or not long enough…
It takes a little getting used to, as I am used to using a rotary zoom.
Straight forward zoom with a white lens!
It requires more arm strength than the rotary type, but if you can handle the weight of the machine, you can expect good results.
I tried shooting even in a slightly teasing situation.
What do you think? I imagined the results would be worse, but was surprised that they were better than I expected.
Yes, the resolution is lower, but the focus is sharper.
And this lens is indeed a high-end lens!
Getting ready to shoot…
With the lens hood attached…
I felt elated and motivated.
The lens hood is printed with Canon’s logo and looks cool.
It has an atmosphere that motivates me to take good pictures.
And the high-power zoom makes it convenient to use.
Many all-in-one zoom lenses are made by third parties, but genuine Canon lenses are not as inexpensive as third-party lenses.
However, now you can
You should be able to get your hands on one.
It’s a little bit big, but you can use this lens to shoot hand-held at athletic events and presentations…
The powerful appearance and image quality.
For landscapes, sports, and snaps
If you have the arm strength, you can also use it hand-held.
This is one lens that can do just about anything!
EF35-350mm F3.5-5.6L USM
Released January 1993
Price at that time ＄2498
Lens configuration: 21 elements in 15 counties
8 diaphragm blades
Minimum aperture ｆ22～ｆ32
Shortest point-blank range 0.6m
Maximum shooting magnification 0.25 magnification
Filter diameter 72㎜
Ｗeight 49.38 Oz