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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens (Black)

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  • Focal length range of 17-85mm (equivalent to 28-135mm on APS-C DSLRs)

  • Image Stabilization allows 3-stops slower shutter speed

  • Full-time Manual focusing

  • 17 lens elements arranged in 12 groups

  • Ring-type Ultra-sonic motor (USM)

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Equivalent to a 28-135mm lens, this new EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 60D, EOS 7D and Digital Rebel cameras. It has Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise possible. And of course, it's optically optimized for digital SLRs. A ring-type USM means both fast and silent AF, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

17 - 85mm; 1:4-5.6


Lens Construction

17 elements in 12 groups


Diagonal Angle of View

78° 30' - 18° 25'


Focus Adjustment

Inner focusing system, with focusing cam


Closest Focusing Distance

0.35m - 1.15 ft.


Zoom System

Ring USM


Filter Size

67mm


Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

3.1" x 3.6", 16.8 oz. / 78.5 x 92mm, 475g


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Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
  • Consistent output (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (12)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Wildlife (4)
    • Night photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Semi-professional (4)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Lens

    By DAVID iPhoto

    from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

    I obtained this lens in a trade and find that I use this it everywhere. One of my favorites.

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    5.0

    This lens is amazing

    By doozie

    from Fayetteville, AR

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Quick Focus
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Upgrade
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

      I love the image stabilization. I actually tried to take a bad pic with this lens and it was difficult. The shake is gone and that's a great feature when your subject is darting around in the woods. This is my "go to" lens for when I grab my camera and head out the doorl

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome lens

      By Jed

      from Sicily

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

        This is the first quality lens I have purchased. I have been amazed at the difference in the pictures. The colors are more vibrant and the pictures are sharper. This lens is great for every day use.

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        5.0

        amazing lens

        By bear

        from philadelphia, pa

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Landcape
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

          amazing difference in quality of pictures - definately worth the investment

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Lens . . . one of my favorite

          By Mark from Chi Town

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

          This is a great lens. I've used this lense on both my Rebel XTi and my Canon 20D with great success. The autofocus is quick and the Image Stabilization is fantastic. And the lense is very easy to keep clean and provides outstanding images. This is my general purpose lense that stays on my Canon 20D 95% of the time. The price is right and the quality is exceptional. Keep this lense on your shortlist of equipment occupying your camera bag and you won't be disappointed.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality lens,a bit pricy...

          By Mishka

          from Milwaukee

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

            I spent some money on a few lenses, such as Canon 10-22, Canon 17-85 IS & Canon70-300 IS... I found that Canon 17-85 stays on majority of the time. It's decently built. USM motor helps it focus in auto mode very fast. I think it's on the money most of the times. If you do photograph in RAW, it's very easy to fix some minor issues...

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            mixed experience

            By Ralf

            from New York, NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

              This lens is my general use lens and on the camera 95% of the time. It is fast, the IS works really well, and the colors are nice and well balanced.
              I have noticed limitations at ca. 17-20mm and 83-85mm, but not too bad to turn away from this very versatile lens for this reason.
              My only big problem seems to be the focus. Most of the time things seem slightly off focus and have to be corrected per software - so much so, that I am considering alternatives.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Vacation Lens

              By One who enjoys pictures

              from Bay Area, CA.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Versital

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Vacation City Hopping

              Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

              I took this lens with me when traveling throughout Italy and couldn't have asked for anything better. I was able to take great closeups of fountains and statues and was amazed at the quality under low light conditions when shooting in the Vatican. Wide angle was no exception, simply surburb. I carried it everywhere I went and never felt it was heavy.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Blows my kit lens away

              By Gary the proffesor

              from Yorkshire England UK

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Sharp Focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

                Upgraded to this lens from the kit lens and been highly delighted with the result.
                Images are truly crisp, clean and purfect sharpness.Realy like the stabiliser works wonders in low light.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love it!

                By Eric

                from Lemoore, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged
                • Sharp Focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Canon 17-85 mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens:

                  I've had this lens for a few months and couldn't be happier. I've used it for portraiture, sports and general photography. Compared to the 18-55 kit lens, it's far and away superior and (I think) took my photography to the next level. It's a bit heavier than the kit lens but well worth the extra heft.

                  Highly recommended

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