As interesting comparison I thought it would be useful to test the Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS lens against one of the cheap Canon plastic lenses to see how they compared and if was possible to see the difference in quality between the two. The Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS lens is one of their most popular and highly regarded zoom lenses used by pros around the world every day. The 35-80 f4-5.6 lens is a very cheap plastic lens supplied with a number of Canon film cameras in the late 1990s such as the Canon 500n. The two lenses could not be further apart, an L series lens with high quality optics and weather sealing built for quality and a non-L plastic lens built to a low price.
Clearly the Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS lens has other features such as IS and fixed maximum aperture that the Canon 35-80 does not so in order to compare like for like I used both lenses attached to a Canon 5D camera mounted on a tripod and set both to f8.
|So which is which, A?|
|So which is which, or B?|
The answer - A is the Canon 70-200 IS f2.8L lens and B is the 35-80 f4-5.6 lens