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Thread: What does the "USM" in Canon lens mean?

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    Default What does the "USM" in Canon lens mean?

    As above.

    How many types of lenses does canon have. Is there only the 'L' (better) and non-L series?

    Thanks in advance. Hope this clears my doubts and paves the way to a new Canon SLR

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    you can find most of ur answer to ur qns at
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    USM = Ultra Sonic Motor on Canon lenses. The nikon equivalent is silent wave motor on the AF-S series of lenses.

    You can also find more information on USM at
    besides the URL given by megaweb.
    Last edited by ziploc; 28th January 2002 at 01:01 PM.


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