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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Review

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens offers an attractive 5x zoom in a reasonably compact lens design with Image Stabilization. This lens is designed for EF-S mount cameras such as the Rebel series and will not mount on full frame cameras. Even if it could mount, the image circle is smaller than the sensor and you would get severe vignetting with this lens, not to mention the possiblity of damage to the lens rear element and/or the mirror due to the shorter clearance of the APS-C EF-S lenses.


  • Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - $599.99

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Focal Length 17 - 85 mm
Max Aperture f/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture f/
Minimum Focus distance 13.8 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.20x
Number of Elements 17
Number of Groups 12
Aperture Blade Design Rounded
Number of Aperture Blades 6
Filter Size 67 mm
Diameter 3.1 in.
Length 3.6 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed No
Distance Scale Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Shade Optional

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