EF Series Lenses

The Lens is the Eye of the Machine

As cameras became more sophisticated ever more was required of the lens mount. At first the lens and camera were distinct and the connection was in the mind of the photographer. He set the shutter speed on the camera, he set the iris diameter, or f stop, on the lens, and then he manually focused the lens.

In an effort to ease the load on the photographer, and to make high end cameras available to new and inexperienced photographers, these functions were, one by one, automated. At first the exposure meter was placed in the camera but it was not connected to anything. It was a convenience. Then the shutter was connected to the light meter. Then the iris diaphragm was connected and a small computer was placed in the camera to calculate correct shutter and f/stop. And finally, auto focus (AF) was incorporated.

Canon lens mount design was driven by this progression towards automation. “R” and “FL” lens mount only communicated iris or f/stop information to the lens. The “FD” mount allowed the f/stop to be set by the camera body where the light measuring and exposure calculations were taking place. But all communications with the lens were analog mechanical and implemented by means of levers and pins.

AF was the catalyst for rethinking the lens-camera connection. Canon had decided early that the focus process had to be entirely contained within the lens itself. The earliest autofocus lenses had the motor in the camera body itself to power the lens  and it drove the lens mechanically as in the early Minolta AF cameras. Canon, unlike Minolta and Nikon, were convinced that the motor belonged in the lens and not in the camera.

Canon’s first auto focus camera was the T80 brought out in 1985. Three special autofocus lenses were produced for this camera: the AC 50mm f/1.8, AC 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 and the AC 75-200mm f/4.5. These had the motor in the lens. The AF feature of these lenses would not work on any other camera although they could be used as FD manual focus lenses.

There was one other auto focus lens: the New FD 35-70mm f/4 AF which was a self-contained lens that did not require electronics in the camera body itself. It could be used on any FD mount body.

 

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The EF lens mount showing the mechanical locking lugs and the electrical contacts for powering and controlling the lens. Note the absence of any mechanical linkages between lens and camera body.

So when it came to the design of the EOS (Electro-Optical System) lens system, the decision to go all electric and with the motor(s) in the lens was pretty well set.

With the motor now in the lens the whole focus operation could be made more efficient, more accurate and quieter. And in addition, the motors could be individually designed for each lens. The challenge then became how to design a motor suitable to the purpose.

The EF  (Electro Focus) lens mount made its appearance in 1987. Mechanically the mount is a bayonet style but all communications between lens and camera are electric. There are no levers or plungers on the base of the lens but rather a series of electrical contacts.

At the time it was introduced the EF mount had the largest internal diameter (54mm) of all mounts on SLR cameras. It had a Flange Distance of 44.0 millimeters as opposed to 42.0 millimeters on the FD mount. As a result the earlier FD system is not compatible with the EF mount. Adapters with focus to infinity are impossible without added lenses which inevitably reduces image quality substantially.

If you compare the listing of “FD” lenses with the EOS lenses you will see a strong movement to zoom lenses over primes. With advances in technology, new glasses, fluorite, aspherical lenses, superior coatings, and computers to do the required calculations, it has been possible to bring the quality yielded by zoom lenses up to the level of primes, or almost to that level.

 

Notice another thing: the “FD” zooms that do exist have almost constant aperture regardless of f/stop. The f/stop is constant throughout the range and maximum f/stop does not vary with focal length. Constant maximum aperture was required in the “FD” lenses because exposure calculations could not take into account an f/stop that varied with focal length. Remember that maximum aperture is communicated to the camera body by the height of a pin on the rear of the lens. You could set up the camera for a single lens but not for interchangeable lenses. Maximum aperture had to be fixed regardless of focal length so the camera body could do the required exposure calculations.

Because the EOS lenses are controlled electronically it was possible to accommodate varying f/stops from lens to lens and focal length to focal length. So the lens designers were relieved of worrying about this parameter. The f/stop at each focal length could wander and the on board CPU would compensate. This was undoubtedly one of the factors that led to the rising quality of zoom lens images.

Eventually the EF line of lenses contained over sixty from 8 to 1200mm. Throughout our discussion of lenses I have used the names assigned to lenses in the lens listings in the Canon Online Museum. Some definitions are in order to understand the lens designations used by Canon.

Armed with these definitions and abbreviations the lens names should make perfect sense.

Ultrasonic Motor (USM)

The USM appeared in Canon lenses with the EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM of 1987. Canon was the first camera maker to successfully make use commercially of this technology. Basically these motors take advantage of ultrasonic vibrations induced in the motors parts which result in rotational movement. They do not rely on magnetism as in conventional electric motors. One day I will write about how this actually works.

There are two types of USM’s. The first is the ring type which really does not look like a motor at all. It consists of two rings that encircle the lens barrel and work against each other to move the focus elements.

The second is the micro motor which looks more like a conventional motor but uses the same high frequency vibrations to generate rotational torque. Both types of motor allow for full-time manual (FT-M) focusing without switching out of AF mode. However, to do this with a micro motor requires extra components and so most micro-USM lenses do not offer FT-M focusing.

The micro motor is usually found on the low end less expensive lenses due to its ease and lower cost of manufacture. There is little advantage to the micro motor USM over the conventional magnetic motor but they are cheaper to make than the ring type.

There are two kinds of USM micro motors. The first version, the earliest one, is larger. The second, USM II, is half the size making them easier to employ in modern AF lenses.

Stepping Motor (STM)

Canon has also used a “stepping motor” in some of the latest lenses which is a more precise and quieter form of traditional motor that can be controlled with great accuracy using pulses of current. They are very good a producing smooth precise movement in increments which suits the requirements of AF systems.

Image Stabilization (IS)

The image stabilization technology detects handheld motion and optically corrects it. It only corrects handheld motion and not motion of the subject. First used in the 75-300mm lens of 1995 it provided about 2 f-stops of stability but was much slower than modern lenses. The capability of these lenses has been slowing improving over the years and is much more effective now over the early versions.

Diffractive Optics (DO)

Lenses with a green ring on the front of the lens barrel use Diffractive Optics (DO) elements which are special lens elements. DO lenses are usually smaller and lighter and are better at handling chromatic aberration, compared to conventional lenses of similar focal length and aperture value. They are more expensive to make. Only the EF 400 mm f/4 DO IS USM, its updated Mark II version, and the EF 70–300 mm f/4.5–5.6 DO IS USM contain DO elements. DO lenses have a green ring on the barrel.

L-series Lenses

Top range Canon EF lenses are designated “L-series”, or “Luxury” lenses. L series lenses are compatible with the EF mounts and, as they are aimed at the high-end user, also include environmental or weather sealing and a constant maximum aperture. All L lenses are supplied complete with a hood and pouch, which are not included with non-L lenses. Distinctive visual cues include a red ring around the lens and an off-white color on longer-focal-length models. The latter, as well as looking distinctive, also helps to reflect light and reduce heat absorption.

Tilt Shift Lenses (TS-E)

These are specialty lenses that tilt the plane of focus and can also shift the lens to correct for perspective. These are very specialized lenses that most people will not come across.

Power Zoom Lenses (PZ)

Canon did produce at least one zoom lens whose focal length was changed by the push of a button. It was a development that apparently died a quick death.

I think we got everything!  You may also see a “II” or a “III” after these designations, which just denotes “second” or “third” generation of a lens.  With this knowledge you can now read the name of a lens and know in some detail how the lens is constructed .

All L lenses include at least one fluorite or ultra-low-dispersion glass element, and/or certain types of aspherical elements. Other mechanical characteristics of L lenses (but not exclusive to them or present in all L lenses) are the use of an ultrasonic motor (USM) for focusing (particularly in recent years) and image stabilization (IS).

 

EOS Lenses listed by Issue Date

The selection of EF Lenses that have been released over the years is truly amazing!

 Name Released Min. f Blades Groups Elements Filter Weight
 EF 50mm f/1.8 Mar 87 22 5 5 6 52mm 190gr
 EF 25-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Mar 87 29 5 11 14 58mm 400gr
 EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Mar 87 29 5 8 9 52mm 245gr
EF 100-300mm f/5.6 Mar 87 22 8 9 15 58mm 685gr
EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Apr 87 22 5 7 8 330gr
EF 28mm f/2.8 Apr 87 22 5 5 5 52mm 185gr
EF 70-210mm f/4 May 87 32 8 8 11 58mm 605gr
EF 100-300mm f/5.6 L Jun 87 32 8 10 15 58mm 695gr
Extender EF2X Oct 87 5 7 240gr
EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Oct 87 32 6 6 7 52mm 390gr
EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Nov 87 29 5 9 10 52mm 300gr
EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM Nov 87 32 8 8 10 48mm 2855gr
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Dec 87 32 6 8 9 52mm 280gr
EF 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5 Dec 87 29 8 13 16 58mm 690gr
EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 (II) Jun 88 29 5 9 10 52mm 285gr
EF 35-135 f/3.5-4.5 Jun 88 29 6 12 16 58mm 475gr
EF 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5 L Jun 88 29 8 14 16 58mm 695gr
EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 A Oct 88 29 5 8 9 52mm 230gr
Extender EF 1.4 X Nov 88 4 5 200gr
EF 600mm f/4 L USM Nov 88 32 8 8 9 48mm 6000gr
EF 200mm f/1.8 L USM Nov 88 22 8 10 12 48mm 3000gr
EF 24mm f/2.8 Nov 88 22 6 10 10 58mm 270gr
EF 100-200mm f/4.5 A Dec 88 32 8 7 10 58mm 520gr
EF 28-80mm f/2.8-4 L USM Apr 89 22 8 11 15 72mm 945gr
EF 50mm f/1.0 L USM Sep 89 16 8 9 11 72mm 985gr
EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Sep 89 16 8 7 8 72mm 1025gr
EF 80-200mm f/2.8 L Sep 89 32 8 13 16 72mm 1330gr
EF 20-35mm f/2.8 L Oct 89 22 6 12 15 72mm 570gr
EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM Mar 90 32 5 12 14 58mm 425gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZ Mar 90 32 5 7 7 52mm 205gr
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Apr 90 32 8 9 10 52mm 650gr
EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Jun 90 40 8 10 13 58mm 540gr
EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM Jun 90 29 8 10 14 58mm 550gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Sep 90 32 5 8 8 52mm 180gr
EF 35mm f/2 Oct 90 22 5 5 7 52mm 210gr
EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 Nov 90 29 5 7 10 52mm 275gr
EF 50mm f/1.8 (II) Dec 90 22 5 5 6 52mm 130gr
EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 Mar 91 45 7 9 12 58mm 500gr
TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Apr 91 22 8 9 11 72mm 570gr
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Apr 91 22 8 9 10 72mm 645gr
 TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Apr 91 32 8 5 6 58mm 550gr
EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 Apr 91 29 5 12 13 58mm 280gr
EF 400mm f/2.8 L USM Apr 91 32 8 9 11 48mm 6450gr
EF 100mm f/2 USM Oct 91 22 8 6 8 58mm 460gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Oct 91 38 5 9 10 58mm 330gr
 EF 200mm f/2.8 USM Dec 91 32 8 7 9 72mm 790gr
EF 300mm f/4 L USM Dec 91 32 8 7 8 77mm 1165gr
EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM Dec 91 22 5 10 13 560gr
EF 500mm f/4.5 L USM Mar 92 32 9 7 8 48mm 3000gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM Apr 92 32 5 8 8 52mm 170gr
EF 35-105 f/4.5-5.6 USM Jun 92 29 5 12 13 58mm 280gr
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM Jun 92 45 7 9 13 58mm 495gr
EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Jun 92 22-27 5 7 10 52mm 260gr
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Jun 92 22 6 9 11 72mm 405gr
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Jul 92 22 8 7 9 58mm 425gr
EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 L USM Jan 93 22-32 8 15 21 72mm 1385gr
 EF 20-35 f/3.5-4.5 USM Mar 93 22-27 5 11 12 77mm 340gr
EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM May 93 32 8 6 7 77mm 1250gr
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Jun 93 22 8 6 7 58mm 290gr
EF 1200mm f/5.6 USM Jul 93 32 8 10 13 48mm 16500gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 (II) Sep 93 32 5 8 8 52mm 170gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (II) USM Oct 93 38 5 9 9 58mm 200gr
EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM Nov 93 22 8 11 16 77mm 880gr
EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 Feb 95 27 5 6 6 52mm 155gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 (III) Mar 95 32 5 8 8 52mm 175gr
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Mar 95 32 8 15 18 77mm 1310gr
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 (II) USM Mar 95 45 7 9 13 58mm 480gr
EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 (II) Mar 95 29 5 7 10 52mm 250gr
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 (II) Jul 95 45 7 9 13 58mm 480gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (III) USM Aug 95 38 5 9 9 58mm 205gr
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Sep 95 32-45 8 10 15 58mm 650gr
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Sep 95 22 7 9 10 58mm 310gr
EF 400mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Mar 96 32 8 9 11 48mm 5910gr
EF 200mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Mar 96 32 8 7 9 72mm 765gr
EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM Apr 96 32 8 12 14 72mm 1090gr
EF 135mm f/2 L USM Apr 96 32 8 8 10 72mm 750gr
EF 17-35mm f/2.8 L USM Apr 96 22 7 10 15 77mm 545gr
EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Sep 96 22-32 6 12 15 67mm 380gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Sep 96 22-38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (IV) USM Sep 96 38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM Mar 97 32 8 11 15 77mm 1190gr
EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM Dec 97 22 7 9 11 77mm 550gr
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Feb 98 22-36 6 12 16 72mm 549gr
EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Mar 98 22-27 6 13 13 52mm 310gr
EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM Mar 98 22-32 5 9 9 58mm 175gr
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Nov 98 32-38 8 14 17 77mm 1360gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (II) Apr 99 22-38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (V) USM Apr 99 22-38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 (III) Apr 99 45 7 9 13 58mm 480gr
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 (III) USM Apr 99 32-45 7 9 13 58mm 480gr
EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Jul 99 32 8 13 17 52mm 3870gr
EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Jul 99 32 8 13 17 52mm 2550gr
MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1 to 5 Macro Photo Sep 99 16 6 8 10 58mm 710gr
 EF 400mm f/2.8 L USM Sep 99 32 8 13 17 52mm 5370gr
 EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Sep 99 32 8 13 17 52mm 5360gr
 EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Sep 99 32 8 13 16 67mm 705gr
 EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Mar 00 32 8 8 12 58mm 600gr
 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 Sep 00 22-38 5 8 10 58mm 180gr
 EF 28-90mmf/4-5.6 USM Sep 00 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
 EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Sep 00 22-36 6 12 16 72mm 495gr
 EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Sep 00 22-36 6 12 16 72mm 500gr
 EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 (II) USM Oct 00 22-27 7 12 15 58mm 375gr
Extender EF 1.4X (II) Mar 01 4 5 220gr
 Extender EF 2X II Mar 01 5 7 265gr
EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM Sep 01 32 8 18 23 77mm 1590gr
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Dec 01 32 8 13 17 52mm 1940gr
 EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Dec 01 22 7 10 14 77mm 600gr
EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 Sep 02 22-32 6 9 10 58mm 210gr
EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM Sep 02 22-32 6 9 10 58mm 210gr
EF 28-90 f/4-5.6 (II) USM Sep 02 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Sep 02 38-45 7 9 13 58mm 420gr
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Nov 02 22 8 13 16 77mm 950gr
EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM May 03 22 7 9 12 77mm 475gr
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 (II) Sep 03 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 (II) USM Sep 03 22-27 6 13 13 52mm 310gr
EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Sep 03 38-45 7 9 13 58mm 420gr
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Jun 04 22-38 8 16 22 77mm 1670gr
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Jun 04 32-38 6 12 18 58mm 720gr
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 (III) Sep 04 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Oct 05 22 8 13 18 77mm 670gr
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Oct 05 32-45 8 10 15 58mm 630gr
EF 85mm f/1.2 L (II) USM Mar 06 16 8 7 8 72mm 1025gr
EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Nov 06 32 8 15 20 67mm 760gr
EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Jan 07 16 8 6 8 72mm 590gr
EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Apr 07 22 7 12 16 82mm 640gr
EF 14mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Sep 07 22 6 11 14 645gr
EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Apr 08 32 8 12 17 52mm 2520gr
EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS USM May 08 32 8 14 18 52mm 4500gr
TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L (II) Jun 09 22 8 11 16 82mm 780gr
EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Oct 09 32 9 12 15 67mm 625gr
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS (II) USM Mar 10 32 8 19 23 77mm 1490gr
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS USM Nov 10 32-45 8 14 19 67mm 1050gr
Extender EF 1.4X (III) Dec 10 3 7 225gr
Extender EF 2X (III) Dec 10 5 9 325gr
EF 500mm f/4 L IS (II) USM May 11 32 9 12 16 52mm 3190gr
EF 600mm f/4 L IS (II) USM Jun 11 32 9 12 16 52 3920gr
 EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM Jul 11 22 7 11 14 540gr
 EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS (II) USM Aug 11 32 9 12 16 52mm 3860gr
EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS (II) USM Aug 11 32 9 12 16 52mm 2350gr
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Jun 12 22 7 4 6 52mm 130gr
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Jun 12 22 7 9 11 58mm 280gr
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Jun 12 22 7 7 9 58mm 260gr
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Sep 12 22 9 13 18 82mm 805gr
EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Dec 12 22 9 12 15 77mm 600gr
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Dec 12 22 8 8 10 67mm 335gr
EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Extender 1.4X May 13 32 9 20 25 52mm 3620gr
EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Jun 14 22 9 12 16 77mm 615gr
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS (II) USM Nov 14 32 9 12 18 52mm 2100gr
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Dec 14 22-36 7 13 17 77mm 525gr
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS (II) USM Dec 14 32-40 9 16 21 77mm 1570gr
EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM Feb 15 22 9 11 16 1180gr
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM May 15 22 7 5 6 49mm 160gr
EOS Lenses listed by Maximum Aperture

The selection of EF Lenses that have been released over the years is truly amazing!

 Name Released Min. f Blades Groups Elements Filter Weight
 EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM Jul 11 22 7 11 14 540gr
 EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM Feb 15 22 9 11 16 1180gr
EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM Dec 91 22 5 10 13 560gr
 EF 14mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Sep 07 22 6 11 14 645gr
 EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Apr 87 22 5 7 8 330gr
 EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Dec 01 22 7 10 14 77mm 600gr
 EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Apr 07 22 7 12 16 82mm 640gr
 EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Jun 14 22 9 12 16 77mm 615gr
 EF 17-35 f/2.8 L USM Apr 96 22 7 10 15 77mm 545gr
 EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM May 03 22 7 9 12 77mm 475gr
 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Jun 92 22 6 9 11 72mm 405gr
 EF 20-35mm f/2.8 L Oct 89 22 6 12 15 72mm 570gr
 EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Mar 93 22-27 5 11 12 77mm 340gr
 EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM Mar 98 22-32 5 9 9 58mm 175gr
 EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM Dec 97 22 7 9 11 77mm 550gr
 EF 24mm f/2.8 Nov 88 22 6 10 10 58mm 270gr
 EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Jun 12 22 7 9 11 58mm 280gr
 TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Apr 91 22 8 9 11 72mm 570gr
 TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L (II) Jun 09 22 8 11 16 82mm 780gr
 EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Nov 02 22 8 13 16 77mm 950gr
 EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L (II) USM Sep 12 22 9 13 18 82mm 805gr
 EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Dec 12 22 9 12 15 77mm 600gr
 EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Sep 96 22-32 6 12 15 67mm 380gr
 EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Dec 14 22-36 7 13 17 77mm 525gr
 EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Oct 05 22 8 13 18 77mm 670gr
 EF 25-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Mar 87 29 5 11 14 58mm 400gr
 EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Sep 95 22 7 9 10 58mm 310gr
 EF 28mm f/2.8 Apr 87 22 5 5 5 52mm 185gr
 EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Jun 12 22 7 7 9 58mm 260gr
 EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L USM Nov 93 22 8 11 16 77mm 880gr
 EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Nov 87 29 5 9 10 52mm 300gr
 EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 (II) Jun 88 29 5 9 10 52mm 285gr
 EF 28-80mm f/2.8-4 L USM Apr 89 22 8 11 15 72mm 945gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Sep 96 22-38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (II) Apr 99 22-38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Oct 91 38 5 9 10 58mm 330gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (II) USM Oct 93 38 5 9 9 58mm 200gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (III) USM Aug 95 38 5 9 9 58mm 205gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (IV) USM Sep 96 38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 (V) USM Apr 99 22-38 5 10 10 58mm 200gr
 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 USM Sep 00 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM Sep 02 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 Sep 00 22-38 5 8 10 58mm 180gr
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II Sep 03 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III Sep 04 22-32 5 8 10 58mm 190gr
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Nov 92 22-27 5 12 15 58mm 375gr
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Oct 00 22-27 7 12 15 58mm 375gr
EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 Sep 02 22-32 6 9 10 58mm 210gr
EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM Sep 02 22-32 6 9 10 58mm 210gr
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Feb 98 22-36 6 12 16 72mm 549gr
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Sep 00 22-36 6 12 16 72mm 495gr
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Sep 00 22-36 6 12 16 72mm 500gr
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Jun 04 22-38 8 16 22 77mm 1670gr
EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Dec 98 22 8 9 11 72mm 580gr
EF 35mm f/2 Oct 90 22 5 5 7 52mm 210gr
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Dec 12 22 8 8 10 67mm 335gr
EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Mar 87 29 5 8 9 52mm 245gr
EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 A Oct 88 29 5 8 9 52mm 230gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Sep 90 32 5 8 8 52mm 180gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 (II) Sep 93 32 5 8 8 52mm 170gr
EF 35-80mm (f/4-5.6 (III) Mar 95 32 5 8 8 52mm 175gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZ Mar 90 32 5 7 7 52mm 205gr
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM Apr 92 32 5 8 8 52mm 170gr
EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 Apr 91 29 5 12 13 58mm 280gr
EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Jun 92 29 5 12 13 58mm 280gr
EF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 Jun 88 29 6 12 16 58mm 475gr
EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM Mar 90 32 5 12 14 58mm 425gr
EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 L USM Jan 93 22-32 8 15 21 72mm 1385gr
EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 Feb 95 27 5 6 6 52mm 155gr
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Jun 12 22 7 4 6 52mm 130gr
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Apr 91 22 8 9 10 72mm 645gr
EF 50mm f/1.0 L USM Sep 89 16 8 9 11 72mm 985gr
EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Jan 07 16 8 6 8 72mm 590gr
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Jun 93 22 8 6 7 58mm 290gr
EF 50mm f/1.8 Mar 87 22 5 5 6 52mm 190gr
EF 50mm f/1.8 (II) Dec 90 22 5 5 6 52mm 130gr
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM May 15 22 7 5 6 49mm 160gr
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Dec 87 32 6 8 9 52mm 280gr
EF 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5 Dec 87 29 8 13 16 58mm 690gr
EF 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5 L Jun 88 29 8 14 16 58mm 695gr
EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Mar 98 22-27 6 13 13 52mm 310gr
EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 (II) USM Sep 03 22-27 6 13 13 52mm 310gr
MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5 Macro Photo Sep 99 16 6 8 10 58mm 710gr
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Mar 95 32 8 15 18 77mm 1310gr
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Sep 01 32 8 18 23 77mm 1590gr
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS (II) USM Mar 10 32 8 19 23 77mm 1490gr
EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Sep 99 32 8 13 16 67mm 705gr
EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Nov 06 32 8 15 20 67mm 760gr
EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Jun 90 29 8 10 14 58mm 550gr
EF 70-210mm f/4 May 87 32 8 8 11 58mm 605gr
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS USM Nov 10 32-45 8 14 19 67mm 1050gr

The Prime Lenses

L31

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

58mm filter ring

The Zoom Lenses

L11

EF 28 – 135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

72mm filter
L21

EF 28 – 80mm f/3.5-5.6 II

58mm filter
L13

EF 28 – 80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

58mm filter

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