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Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 24 - 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 84 - 28.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.25
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF USM
Lens Construction 15 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 73 x 69.5 mm
Weight 380 g
Additional information Marketed September 1996
Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.27 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. -Dannyboy-
    -Dannyboy- 31 December 2016, 11:46
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    IP 79.205.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 85€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not very fast aperture no IS either 67mm filter diameter not very common, but you can use a step-up ring corner resolution could be better vignetting at 24mm is clearly visible in almost all situations build feels kinda plastic-fantastic, but still ok

    Pros: the quality you get for the money is outstanding very light and small great focal range for general purpose use sharpness is generally good enough quite low aberrations and fringing distortions are low enough for everything but serious architecture stuff autofocus is good

    Summary: I bought this lens as a light general purpose lens for a full-frame cam. And it serves very well. I really can't complain and I don't see reasons to go for another lens that is not a 2.8 aperture one. If you do not have one of the F4 L lenses in this range, don't buy one unless you need the toughness or insist on the IS. Go for this one or a F2.8 if you want the fast aperture. In terms of pure picture quality the differences will be very hard to spot.

  2. me
    me 26 September 2015, 19:49
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    IP 87.147.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: a bit loose construction, although not really bad

    Pros: sharpness, price, low weight, zoom range on full format

    Summary: very good value for little money

  3. phodog
    phodog 9 February 2014, 23:06
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    IP 97.84.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: ef s

    Pros: smooth nice glass

    Summary: great walk around -great portrait

  4. Nike
    Nike 16 October 2013, 12:10
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    IP 153.96.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 120 EUR (i
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No IS - for me not a big problem as I have a steady hand CA's noticeable at the wide end noticeable distortion at the wide end

    Pros: good sharpness across the frame on a APS-C DSLR very good color and contrast good flare resistance with attached hood very fast, reliable and quiet ring USM autofocus with FTM decent (not pro) build quality with non rotating front element

    Summary: This lens has quickly become my favourite for outdoor snapshots of the playing and running kids - almost 100% success rate even wide open. A very good allrounder if you don't need f2.8 or wider than 24mm.

  5. MC
    MC 3 February 2011, 07:26
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    IP 84.220.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 220euro
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: good value for the money

    Pros: smart choice

    Summary: Very good and inexpensive lens if you are on budget for an APS-C camera like canon 40D or 1000D. Give the best from f5,6 to f11. At 24mm cromatic aberration are always too high, but is really a good and inespensive lens

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