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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
6.9 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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Overall 4
4.0

Decent lens but poor mechanically

WAC, Canon
12 March 2016
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens about 11 years ago and have taken 4000-5000 photos with it. However within this time I had to repair the auto focus drive once and the lens has now failed again (camera shows error 99) and I am assuming it is a drive motor problem again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great walking around lens for crop-sensor bodies

Eric379, Canon
13 January 2016
  • Excerpt: I've owned this lens for 10 years, having purchased it shortly after buying my 20D back in 2005. The lens has always performed perfectly for me - never a hiccup of any sort. To be fair, the lens does not produce "L-series" quality, but then, it's not an "L-series" lens.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for teh Price

Bushido, Canon
10 August 2015
  • Excerpt: his lens is clearly an attempt by Canon to replicate the success of their earlier 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM, which gained a strong reputation as an excellent performer on 35mm film; and they did it.
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Overall 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

good kit lens

Anonymous, Canon
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: There seems to be a lot of quality control issues with this lens. The main problen i have with this lens is "zoom creep". Its also hard to focus manually. Other than that, the lens is good. I traded the kit lens that came with the camera for this lens, and i'm glad i did.
  • Pros: good lens if you dodge a lemon.
  • Cons: Poor build quality, zoom creep
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Overall 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

When it works, it's great, but...

ski, Canon
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent lens, when it works. The problem is I can't tell when it's going to work, and when it's not. It's almost moody. I stuck with Canon, and got 2 new lenses to replace it. Keeping it as a possible backup. I would not recommend it, especially at that price.
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality, sometimes great sometimes a zero
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Overall 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Err01 - Defect in design - BAD NEWS

Err01, Canon
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Hardly used this lens but it died because of a defect with the ribbon cable in the lens. Error message - Err01
  • Pros: good range
  • Cons: defective design
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Overall 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

communications failure

jov, Canon
3 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Took 11, 000 pictures with this lens, then suddenly it had a communications failure with t3i. this is a known defect with this lens -- i.e., the flexible cable inside the lens that does the electronic communication wears out and fails. The lens then stops working completely.
  • Pros: good results for price
  • Cons: Poor build quality, defective after use
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

florin, Adorama
1 January 2014
  • Excerpt: purchase this lens as not working from Adorama. After changing the apperature ribbon this lens work excelent. Need to use RAW to correct chromatic aberation.Fast focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

florin, Adorama
31 December 2013
  • Excerpt: purchase this lens as not working from Adorama. After changing the apperature ribbon this lens work excelent. Need to use RAW to correct chromatic aberation.Fast focus.
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Overall 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Poor quality and poor performance

Miguel, Canon
24 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The autofocus failed during a trip at the Everglades, I had to work on manual mode all the time. The repair is a very difficult task and costly. I has the lens for over two years, Canon should stop advertising this lens.
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality
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