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

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Expert Review

photo.net
4 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Though its image circle will cover a 35mm negative, this is the lens Canon introduced with its EOS IX APS SLR . When used with the smaller APS format, it yields angles of view equivalent to that of 30-106mm lens on a 35mm camera. Aperture ranges from a reasonable f/3.5 at 24mm to a still-reasonable f/4.5 at 85mm. Admirably small and compact for a 35mm format zoom, the lens is huge and heavy compared to the (slower) 22-80 Minolta introduced with the Vectis S-1 .
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EF 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

LensTip.com
22 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2006-03-28 on Optyczne.pl The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is a middle-range priced lens with very promising parameters for photographers accustomed to the analog bodies. With its 24mm focal length the field of view reaches 84deg, thus making the lens great for landscape work, as well as a very good lens for interior pictures and could even pass admirably for journalism.
  • Cons: weak resolution at 85mm focal length, visible coma
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
15 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM exhibited a quite mixed performance. On the upside the lens is very sharp with very little vignetting throughout the range. Unfortunately distortions at 24mm are pretty hefty as are chromatic aberrations. The build quality is pretty decent and the AF performace is a joy.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
28 March 2006
  • Summary: Z racji tego, że nadal nie ma na rynku dobrego zamiennika obiektywu kitowego, Canon EF 24-85 mm może być rozsądną propozycją dla tych osób, które zdecydują się na rezygnację z bardzo szerokiego kąta. W zamian otrzymają solidny obiektyw o przyzwoitych własnościach optycznych, który będzie można użyć także z aparatem analogowym, a w przyszłości z naszym upragnionym Canonem 5D (lub jego następcą).
  • Pros: znikome winietowanie,, bezbłędny autofokus,, dobre warstwy antyodbiciowe,, znośna dystorsja,, solidna i niewielka obudowa z metalowym bagnetem,, rozsądna cena (szczególnie modeli używanych),
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