The wide zoom range of the EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 makes this a perfect lens for many situations. Its sixteen-element design includes two aspherical elements, and it focuses as close as 17.7″ throughout the entire zoom range. Inner focusing means the front section doesn’t rotate, a real benefit to photographers who use filters.
- Inner focusing with non-rotating front.
- Close focusing to 17.7 inches, at all focal lengths.
- Fast and quiet AF is provided by Canon’s exclusive micro USM motor.
The Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens holds a very wide focal length range in a compact and inexpensive package. But, image quality delivered by this lens is … well … poor.
Overall, the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens’ build quality is mediocre. It sports a metal lens mount like the best, but the rest of the lens is just average for a consumer grade lens.
Overall, the Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Lens optically disappoints.