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Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
7.5 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

good lens !!!

leson103, Ebay
10 October 2011
  • Summary: 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.
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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.
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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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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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