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7.2 out of 10

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

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM comes with Canon's Image Stab Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great price Awesom lens

Tiny, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: 2nd lens the first one I bought 10 years ago. Good size but a little heavy because it is made well very clear especially around the edges not that fast but it works great in all around picture taking I think canon has the best glass of all lenses that is why I bought another one for my other body pluss the price drop made it more attractive .
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Overall 10
10

A must have lens!

Photo friend, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Great lens for family reunions, team sports, large group functions and travel. This is my second lens , dropped the first one. Sent back canon to repair and will give to my son. He will begin teaching next fall and now asst coach a girls bb team.
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Overall 10
10

Good Standard lens

griswojc, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I just put this on my SL1 and it makes a good combo... Got it for $!
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

A good go-to lens

Connie G, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This lens replaces a Tamron lens that was starting to produce blurry photos. While this lens tends to take "soft" photos, it is easy to operate and is a quiet lens. There is some chromatic aberration along the edge of the frame when taking this lens out to 85mm for landscape shots, but that is in most lenses and I just crop the edges out when editing photos.My lens is married up to a Canon 7D.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Very Affordable
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Good in low light

MamaPhotoPro, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I haven't had this lens long - If you are trying to upgrade your equipment slowly, it can be very hard to decide what to get next. I made the mistake of going from the 18-55mm that died, to the 28-135mm. As much as I like the lens, it isn't good for large groups in small spaces, like family Thanksgiving dinner. Getting the 17-85mm was a great addition. Not only can I fit everyone in, but it is terrific in low light!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens for the money.

Bill, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: The EF-S 17-85 is a good all around lens. The only issue I have found is the keystone effect that occurs at 17mm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

RiteLite, Amazon
11 July 2014
  • Summary: Performs as you would expect from a quality lower end Canon lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good general lens

Michael, B&H Photo
14 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens with a 20D several years ago; it has served well as a general lens with a sharp focus.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

good kit lens

Anonymous, Canon
3 June 2014
  • Conclusion: 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. Going by the reviews, it seems like there are a lot of lemons that get by quality control, so its a hit or miss with this lens. I would look elsewhere if i needed a reliable lens.
  • Pros: good lens if you dodge a lemon.
  • Cons: Poor build quality, zoom creep
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

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

ski, Canon
12 May 2014
  • Conclusion: 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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