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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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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 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
2 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Good all around lens, but focus is not consistant and there is distortion at the wide end.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
1 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Good all around lens, but focus is not consistant and there is distortion at the wide end.
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Overall 6
6.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

lens suddenly stuck at 17mm

Anonymous, Canon
29 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The lens suddenly locked near 17mm after shooting. When I checked the web, I found that I'm not the only person to encounter this problem. Lot of people have this issue. I wonder if the product itself has defect.
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Overall 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Nice lens, but problematic

Kurtis, Canon
15 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I've had this lens since my 20D and have used it a lot for everyday photography. I have been very happy with the lens performance and the resulting photos I have taken. However, the lens started to malfunction recently - unable to achieve auto focus.
  • Pros: Super-sharp images
  • Cons: Poor build quality
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ColvinAtch, Adorama
21 August 2010
  • Excerpt: An OK lens with good image quality in the middle range. The wide end barrels badly and is very soft in the corners. Build quality is excellent and IS helps considerabily, it is a good walk around lens and better than the lower end kit lenses.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent lens with some issues

ColvinAtch, Adorama
21 August 2010
  • Excerpt: An OK lens with good image quality in the middle range. The wide end barrels badly and is very soft in the corners. Build quality is excellent and IS helps considerabily, it is a good walk around lens and better than the lower end kit lenses.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ColvinAtch, Adorama
20 August 2010
  • Excerpt: An OK lens with good image quality in the middle range. The wide end barrels badly and is very soft in the corners. Build quality is excellent and IS helps considerabily, it is a good walk around lens and better than the lower end kit lenses.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great everyday use

Jason A., Newegg
12 August 2010
  • Pros: Great everyday lens, much better than the stock one, the lens I put on when other people use my camera.
  • Cons: not the best photos, ok for portraits
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 Image Stabilized USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLR's

K.O.Taylor, Rate it all!
15 January 2009
  • Summary: I have owned this lens now for over 2 years; it was purchased with the Canon 30D. It works well in a "one lens fits all" situation, but does not produce perfectly sharp pictures. The real issue with the lens that I have is that the use of image stabilization produces photos that are not nearly as...
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