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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

EF17-85
Review Date: Oct 28, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Focal Range, IS
Cons:
CA at wide angle

I bought this lens to be my walkabout on my new 20D. I was not expecting perfection, but overall I am very happy with my choice. Colour and contrast seem to be very good. Also, maybe I got a really good copy but I think it is pretty sharp.

At the wide angle it exhibits CA, but show me a Canon wide angle that doesn't. It is easily corrected in Photoshop.

On a 1.6 crop body this lens is a great all around performer.

I think some of the people who are down on this lens are expecting too much. If I want more I will use a prime or one of the L zooms.