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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.

SKU: CA1785AFSU MFR: 9517A002
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About the Canon 17-85mm

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 Includes

  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (20) , Lightweight (17) , Strong construction (16) , Durable (14) , Easily interchangeable (13) , Consistent output (11) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (11) , Easily mounted (11) , Simple controls (11) , Consistent output (10) , Easily interchangeable (9) , Lightweight (9) , Clear glass (9) , Durable (8) , Strong construction (8) , Rugged (6) , Rugged (6) , Nice bokeh (5)
Cons:
Lens creep (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (13) , Landscape/scenery (12) , Travel (11) , Fun (9) , Art (8) , Weddings (7) , Landscape/scenery (7) , Photojournalism (7) , Portraits (7) , Weddings (6) , Macro photography (5) , Night photography (5) , Sports/action (5) , Wildlife photos (5) , Documentary (5) , Low light (4) , Upgrade (4) , Sports/action (3) , Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (11) , Photo enthusiast (10) , Photo enthusiast (6) , Professional (4) , Casual user (3) , Semi-professional (3) , Semi-pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (1) , Pro photographer (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1) , Beginner (1) , Serious photographer (1)

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

Construction 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 67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.1" x 3.6" / 78.5 x 92mm
Weight 16.8 oz. / 475g
Notes Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system, with focusing cam Zoom System: Ring USM
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