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Canon-ef-24-85mm-f-3-5-4-5-usm.299253
8.0 out of 10

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

Ultra-wide zoom lens with portrait-length telephoto capability. Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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Overall 6
6.0

An "OK" general purpose lens.

Barry H., Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: An "OK" general purpose lens. Lite weight, but feels "cheaply constructed".
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Overall 6
6.0

Make that 3.5 stars

Coronet Blue, Amazon
20 July 2008
  • Summary: Here's another case where it all depends on how you use it and what you expect. Personally, I like really sharp images. This means, I can photograph something that has a lot of detail and examine the corners of the image at 100 - 200% and "read" what's there. If this sounds like you, then this isn't what you're looking for (unfortunately, neither is the 24-70 L but its much closer).
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

sendjo, Fredmiranda
24 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Good lens for someone who don`t have or don`t want to spend a lot money on gear. IQ is not impressive but this lens is one step above from kit lenses..
  • Pros: price, medicore IQ, small and light..
  • Cons: image softness, zoom creep
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

scooterzz, Fredmiranda
20 December 2005
  • Conclusion: Not a bad walking around lens in bright conditions or for general grab shots. Much better than kit 18-55, particularly stopped down. Want pin-sharp results throughout the zoom range and a usable f2.8? Time to shell out that extra $1,000 and get the 24-70L.
  • Pros: Light, inexpensive, good range, USM/FTM, produces decent images if not pushed to its limits.
  • Cons: Build quality a little weak, images soft wide open.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

smac, Fredmiranda
10 December 2005
  • Conclusion: I really wanted to like this lens, as it covered my favorite focal lengths, but it just wasn't quite sharp enough to satisfy.
  • Pros: Compact, great focal range
  • Cons: Soft and slow
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

edwardkaraa, Fredmiranda
12 December 2004
  • Conclusion: i wasn't very hot for this lens after reading some of the reviews but i really needed a light weight zoom for travelling. i tried this lens in a food studio session, and the results are not bad, though not as good compared to the other lens used, the 50mm 2.5 macro. i don't regret having purchased it.
  • Pros: inexpensive, light weight, reasonably sharp.
  • Cons: some zoom creep, otherwise non for the price.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

emzed, Fredmiranda
5 October 2004
  • Conclusion: I bought this product one year ago in B&Hphotovideo in NY and I was quite happy then... But, When I brushed my skills in wedings and fashion division I understood that this is not a good glass for me niether for serious customers!!! I dont want to make wrong opinion in readers head about this lens but I worked only with this peace of glass on Adriatic See this year and used Velvia 50 film...and what I found?
  • Pros: Light; inexpensive, fast AF, portrait lens at 85...
  • Cons: Vigneting at 24mm...even at 85 on the edges! 67 filter size, f/3,5-4,5 not so sharp for zoom standard at f/3,5- 8 etc...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

trsqr, Fredmiranda
3 September 2004
  • Conclusion: This lens is a good standard zoom and surely a great improvement over any kit lenses. Wide open it is rather soft, but stopped down a bit it is really good. USM makes the AF fast and accurate. Since I often find myself pushing for the ISO800 and still ending up shooting wide open, I think it's time for 24-70/2.8...
  • Pros: AF speed, price, size, weight
  • Cons: Was hoping that it would be sharper
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Unregistered, Fredmiranda
10 June 2004
  • Conclusion: I bought this as a first lens, and it's been great for point & shoot situations. When I'm out for pictures though, a wide angle prime and the 70-200L are the workhorses.
  • Pros: Versatile walk-around lens
  • Cons: weak mechanism allows some zoom creep; slow glass, for indoors needs flash 50% of the time.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

junbug, Fredmiranda
17 August 2003
  • Conclusion: It's ok quality, considering the price I paid. Not as sharp as other prime lenses i have (of course), but easy size to carry around. Appropriate for everyday snapshots, especially with DSLR, which you might wanna be more careful about lens exchange to avoid introducing dust on image sensor. I'll bring this one with 10D for travel situasions.
  • Pros: small size, low price, fair image quality
  • Cons: zoom creep, barrel and pincushion distortion
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