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

Manufacturer Canon
Model EF-S 17-85 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 17 - 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 77.3 - 18.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0.35 m
Maximum magnification 1:5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF-S
Dimensions 78.5 x 92 mm
Weight 475 g
Additional information Marketed September 2004
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. Kristian
    Kristian 11 March 2011, 22:06
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    IP 77.213.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 5000 DKK i
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: After 4 years use the cable between aperture and camera house broke. Repair by Canon expensive. Managed to change it my self for 28 USD and 3 hours work following instructions on the internet. Distortion at wide end.

    Pros: Very versatile for every day and travel use. Good picture quality and image stabilisation. Loved it till the cable broke and it gave me an error 99 while I was on holiday.

    Summary: Now it works again.

  2. thepop36
    thepop36 10 October 2009, 07:19
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    IP 91.148.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 370$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Value

    Pros: Build quality, all in terms of image quality

    Summary: series of classes, good selection, very good price

  3. Remy
    Remy 9 October 2009, 19:10
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    IP 124.176.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $540.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: A small apature of f4/5.6. Does not mount on a full frame body such as the canon 5d mark ii and other proffesional dslr's as its is a ef-s lens.

    Pros: very good quality. much better than canons standard 18-55mm. Big 5x zoom from 17-85mm. Inbuilt is (image stablisation)

    Summary: This is a great lens which is light weight and better than the kit lens and has got me using it a lot.

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