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Canon EF-S 17-85mm F/4-5.6 USM IS Zoom Lens for APS-C Sensor DSLR Cameras - U.S.A. Warranty.

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EF-S Lenses
By reducing the distance from the rear of the lens to the focal plane and reducing the size of the image circle to match the size of the APS-C imaging sensor used in digital SLRs such as the Digital Rebel cameras, Canon's EF-S lenses reduce the size, weight and cost of wide-angle lenses for these cameras while at the same time producing high image quality with superb resolution and contrast at all focal lengths.

EF-S 17-85 F4 IS USM
This new EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to telephoto coverage to APS-C camera photographers. It features Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-held photography at shutter speeds up to three steps slower than otherwise possible. And of course, it's optically optimized for digital SLRs. A ring-type USM delivers fast and silent auto focus, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode.

The EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens provides a 5x zoom ratio and an angle of view equivalent to a 27-136mm lens on a 35mm camera. The new lens also uses a glass-molded aspherical lens element with aspherical surfaces on both sides for superb image quality throughout the entire zoom range and it features a closest focusing distance of 12 inches at all focal lengths. The EF-S 17-85mm IS lens is 5% shorter and 12% lighter than the EF 28-135mm IS lens and accepts 67mm filters.

The Canon 17-85mm is commonly used for Art, Documentary, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel, Upgrade, Weddings and more.The Canon 17-85mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional among others.The Canon 17-85mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 17-85mm: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Simple controls and Strong construction

Canon 17-85mm Features

  • EF-S lens mount, exclusively for APS-C Sensor camera bodies
  • 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
  • Compact, lightweight design with a 5x zoom ratio, 28 to 135mm equivalent

Canon 17-85mm Specifications

Compatible Cameras
EOS 7D Mark II, 7D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, Rebel T6s, Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i, Rebel T4i, Rebel SL1, Rebel T3i, Rebel T5, Rebel T3, Rebel T2i, Rebel T1i, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel only
17 elements in 12 groups
Angle of view
Diagonal Angle of View: 78° 30' - 18° 25'
Closest Focusing Distance
0.35m - 1.15 ft.
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1" x 3.6" / 78.5 x 92mm
16.8 oz. / 475g
Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system, with focusing cam Zoom System: Ring USM
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Most Liked Positive Review


"Great lens, worth the bucks"

automatic focus is fast and quiet, however I prefer to use the manual focus most of the time. I find no cons. it is just as described, meets my every expectations. A great walking around lens, I love it.


Most Liked Negative Review


Not Worth the Money

[...]Optically it is okay, but the quality is just not there for the price. After two years of moderate use, the lens cannot settle on a focus point and I must send it back for a significant repair and it is out of warranty.I am most disappointed with it, and I am cleaning up my old manual focus Nikon equipment.

Reviewed by 46 customers


better than the reviews


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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great walk-around lens


This is a great mid-price, all around lens. I use it on my Canon 60D for both stills and video and it's on my camera 75% of the time (the rest of the time I pretty much only shoot on 50mm prime). Auto focus is impressively fast, the range is spot on for a walk around lens, and it can do most of what you want it to do with some imagination. Feels better constructed, is more consistent, and higher quality than the 18-135 kit lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


A tank that can do almost everything


I have had this lens for almost 6 years and it is my best friend! It lived in Germany with me for 3.5 years as I traveled all over Europe and even into the sandy environment of Egypt. This lens is a great walkabout lens that can do almost everything, in my opinion. The wide angle is great for the tight streets of Europe and the 85mm is nice for the close up portraits of the locals. Yes, it can suck up some dirt, but after 6 years of very hard use and over 200k photos, I just had the interior cleaned for 90 bucks, and now it's ready for another 5 years. You can't go wrong with this baby.


Great Walk Around Camera Lens


I used this lens to photography a bridal shower. It was a pretty casual affair. I noticed that it locked on autofocus fast and was accurate. I love the USM. I am pleased with how sharp the images are from a non-L lens. Finally, I'm such a big fan of the distance window. When I was shooting a large group photo I could just switch to manual and set it based on distance instead of the auto focus locking on to the one area of contrast in the background! One big drawback is how slow the lens is. Common complaint for almost any zoom lens, but I've been shooting a lot with my 50mm f1.8 and really noticed the loss of light and depth of field. However, I'm really happy with the range of focal lengths. It has made a great kit lens replacement.


Great overall lens


I use it 90% of the time


Good kit lens upgrade


This lens is a good upgrade from a kit lens and works well as a general purpose lens. It's not L lens claiber but will provide consistent good quality photos. It works well in a wide variety of lighting situations and has held up to 3 years of use and travel. The downside is that it's not an L lens. If you're looking for professional output then you'll have spend more to get it. However it does everything it's designed to do. Perfect for the photo enthusiast; not so much for the professional.


Good Lense


This a great lens if you are looking to upgrade your standard kit lens. I upgraded from the 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS and it is a totally different shooting experience! USM autofocus is fast and silent and image quality is great. It is also handy that the out ring does not rotate when you focus(good for polarizing filters). Only issue i have is that some time the autofocus has trouble with backgrounds with out much deffinition but full time manual focusing makes this problem less frustrating.


Great Lens!


I just got this lens and so far I love it. This was my first good lens I bought. My others are the Kit lens. The price is great and I am really loving how well it performs.


Good not great


Good all around lens, but focus is not consistant and there is distortion at the wide end.


I would buy the product again.


Great for indoor and outdoor photography


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TONY V  Is there an adapter to use this lens with the 6d canon.?
FLOYD W  I'm not aware of an adapter for this lens to use on the 6d. The lens was made for Canon camera's with the APS-C sensor. I would do some research online to see if someone out there sells an adapter. It doesn't look like Canon does.
TONY V  Thank you Floyd I know I can use this lens with the 40D I tried with 6D the only way is to push in to lock the lens in place , and I don't get the full frame efect , I thought that perhaps there is a ring adapter .thank you for your response , you have a great day.
James G  Is this lens a good choice for my first wide angle lens? JG
EDWARD L  This is a good overall lens but it is not a wide angle lens.
jeff t  will this lens work with a rebel t3i ?
SCOTT T  Short answer...Yes. Longer answer, Canon EF lenses will work on all EOS class cameras. EF-S lenses will only work on EOS cameras with an APS-C sensor.
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