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Lens review

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

22 September 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • very small vignetting
  • perfect autofocus
  • good antireflective coatings
  • acceptable distortion
  • solid and not overly big body with a metal bayonet
  • reasonable price (especially for used models)

Cons:
  • weak resolution at 85mm focal length
  • visible coma

Because there is still a lack of a good kit lens substitute, the Canon EF 24-85mm is a good solution for people who decide to resign from a very wide angle lens. They receive a solid lens with good optical parameters, which can also be used with an analog camera and, in the future, with our long awaited Canon 5D (or its successor). Then we can proudly look down at the owners of small detector EF-Ss, AF-Ss or Sigmas, who will be getting rid of their worthless lenses and will enviously be looking at our Canon.


Sample shots (by Pawel Czarnecki):

Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Summary Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Summary Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 10D
Parameters: 24 mm, f/9.5, exp. 1/250 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3072x2048 pix, 5.2 MB
Camera: Canon 10D
Parameters: 46mm, f/9.5, exp. 1/250 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3072x2048 pix, 3.7 MB
Camera: Canon 10D
Parameters: 40 mm, f/9.5, exp. 1/250 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3072x2048 pix, 3.6 MB
Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Summary Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Summary Canon EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Summary
Camera: Canon 10D
Parameters: 85 mm, f/11, exp. 1/750 sec, ISO 800
File: JPG, 3072x2048 pix, 3.5 MB
Camera: Canon 10D
Parameters: 85 mm, f/11, exp. 1/500 sec, ISO 400
File: JPG, 3072x2048 pix, 5.0 MB
Camera: Canon 10D
Parameters: 85 mm, f/19.0, exp. 1/125 sec, ISO 800
File: JPG, 3072x2048 pix, 3.3 MB


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