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Best lens I have

Advantages: Perfect picture quality, fast and silent
Disadvantages: Prime... Zoom and Dezoom with your feet

I bought this lens to do portrait work but then I find myself using it more and more for every kind of pictures, compressed landscape, flower, nature, anything really. The quality of the pictures is just too great to miss. This lens is well balanced on a ...

bardall 12.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon APS-C Upgrade 'Kit' Lens

Advantages: Compact. Light. Good range. Decent image quality.
Disadvantages: Not highest build quality. Slow max aperture. Better option available.

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-f/5.6 IS USM lens is a big step up from the cheap n' nasty 18-55mm kit lens supplied with most entry-level Canon APS-C sized sensor DSLR cameras. However, it is far from perfect. Being an EF-S lens (the 'S' standing for short ...

davecham 26.12.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM

All purpose objective for Canon DSLR

Advantages: very fast AF mechanism, quiet operation, image stabilization
Disadvantages: feels a bit plastic, low-light performance not so good

When I bought my Canon EOS 20D, I was thinking about getting a cheaper Sigma or Tamron objective to go with it. But since the optical performance of those 3rd party can't keep up with the Canon ones most of the time, because of the reverse-engineered Auto ...

frozenace 11.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S f17-85mm 4-5.6 IS USM

Advantages: Excellent image sharpness, fast to focus, image stabilizer.
Disadvantages: Slight vignetting at times.

...I bought the 17-85mm EF-S IS lens because the standard kit lens, 18-55 mm left a gap of 15mm between it and the 70-300mm lens I already owned. I researched heaps of lenses thoroughly and decided the extra cost of the Canon should give me a better quality ...

justoz 04.11.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM

Canon 17-85 mm EF-S IS lens

Advantages: Improvement on the kit lens
Disadvantages: Bigger and Heavier

...the 18-55 kit lens that comes with the Canon 350D, 30D etc is a very good lens for the price, it is a little 'plasticky', and keen photographers are likely to want to trade up to something a little better. The 17-85 IS lens is not the fastest len ...

rhubarbthecat 12.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM