Canon EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6

Canon EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Canon EF-S

Release Date: 1995-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Canon EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens Type Zoom Lens
Focal Length 38-76mm
Mount Type Canon EF, Canon EF-S
Format Full Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s) 35mm SLR
Compatible with Teleconverters No
Zoom Ratio 2x
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization) No
Aperture Information
Aperture Ring No
Maximim Aperture f/4.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperture f/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format) 74.1°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format) 27.8°
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format) N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements 6
Lens Groups 6
Diaphragm Blades 5
SWC (SubWavelength Structure Coating) No
Super Spectra Coating No
Focus Information
Focus Autofocus
Built-in Focus Motor Yes
UltraSonic Motor (USM) No
Minimum Focus Distance 0.58m
Filter Information
Filter Size 52mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust Sealing No
Mount Material Plastic
Tripod Collar No
Weight 155g
Other Information
Available in Colors Black

Reader Interactions


  1. Tom
    July 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Light as a feather.
    Reasonably sharp from F/5.6, very sharp at F/8
    So cheap, you can use it in places you wouldn’t take an expensive lens.

    Plastic build quality
    Slow at 4.5
    Vignettes a bit at the near end

    A lens that doesn’t see a lot of use from me (duplicated inside the zoom range of better IS lenses). That said, it is appreciated for what it is, a good, light, budget lens. I often feel this lens, alongside the EF 22-55, are the bastard children Canon locked in the attic. No lens correction in camera, no lens correction on Lightroom. On a crop camera, this makes a good daylight/studio portrait lens. For £15-20, it’s worth a try. Alternatively, there’s the EF 35-80, which is very similar but does have lens correction availability in camera on modern DSLRs and LR. The extensions at either end of the focal range for that lens are weaker in terms of distortion, however.

    • Carl Morrow
      April 12, 2018 at 4:39 am

      A great lens for macro photography. Use a reverse lens adapter or extension tubes for best results. Very good glass in a cheap lens.

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