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From £ 339.95

Equivalent to a 28-135mm lens, this new EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 20D and Digital Rebel shooters. It has Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at...

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Compact. Light. Good range. Decent image quality.

Not highest build quality. Slow max aperture. Bett...

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 back focus), it cannot be used on full-frame...

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Super

very fast AF mechanism, quiet operation, image sta...

feels a bit plastic, low-light performance not so ...

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-Focus interface, I went for the safer...

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Excellent

Excellent image sharpness, fast to focus, image st...

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 lens. It did! It is definitely heavier and...

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Excellent

“First lens :)”

published 24/04/2011

67mm thread, Metal Mount, Strong, middle focusing ...

no lens hood included,

I purchased my 17-85mm when I got my Canon 60D last November, at the time the current selling price of the lens alone was £350, it offers the same specification as the Canon 18-55mm and that the same of any kit lens including the Nikon 18-55mm, being F3.5-5.6, up close the lens is big, heavy, has...

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“Canon 17-85 mm EF-S IS lens”

published 12/09/2006

Improvement on the kit lens

Bigger and Heavier

While 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 lens in the world, but since it comes with Image...

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Super

great IS, Well built, great value for money

there are better lenses out there that cover the s...

a great quality lens for the money. very sharp images and the image stabiliser is fantastic! Highly recommended lens for the budget and zoom range. The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens will not be able to stop action unless you have plenty of light Also, blurred backgrounds are quite...

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