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

This EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 20D and Digital Rebel shooters. It has Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise possible. And of course, it's optically optimized for digital SLRs. A ring-type USM means both fast and silent AF, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode.
  • Compact, lightweight design with a 5x zoom ratio -- 28 to 135mm equivalent
  • Excellent optical quality: Aspheric element with two Aspherical surfaces utilized
  • Close-focusing to 1.15 feet -- at 135mm, fills the frame with subject 3 x 4.4 inches
  • Ring-type Ultrasonic motor for superior AF performance; allows full-time MF
  • Image Stabilization extends the lens's usefulness in low-light levels
  • Circular aperture design -- natural highlights, even stopped down two stops
  • Non-rotating front element; lens length does not change during zooming
  • EF-S lens mount -- exclusively for EOS 20D and Digital Rebel bodies

$759.99 MSRP

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 17mm – 85mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ4 - 5.6
    Minimum: ƒ22 - 32
  • Angle of View 18.25° – 78.3°
  • Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 6
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 35cm (1.148')
  • Filter Size 67mm
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Autofocus Type Inner focusing system, with focusing cam
  • Weight 475g (1.05 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Techradar
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM review
The first step up Canon's ladder of standard zoom lenses, at least from the kit lens supplied with the 550D and 600D, is the EF-S 17-85mm. It's better built, with a much sturdier feel than the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens for those...
Read more: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/camera-lenses/canon-ef-s-17-85mm-f-4-5-6-is-usm-961318/review

Reviewed by: Slrgear
Canon Lens: Zooms - Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (Tested) - SLRgear.com!
Equivalent to a 28-135mm lens, this EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to telephoto coverage to EOS 20D and Digital Rebel shooters. It has Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise...
Read more: http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/136