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

Review Date: Aug 3, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $680.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Zoom range, handling, sharpness (certain copies)
vignetting, CA, sharpness (some copies)

I had two copies - the first one was awesome sharp, but it has problems with focusing at 17-24mm, where it mostly focused to 3-10m instead to infinity. Zooming in, focus and zooming out worked to fix this problem.
My second copy has good focusing but it is not so sharp at the corners. This makes me sad, that it really is a lottery as Canon doesn't have good QA checking and even you pay a lot of money, you aren't sure of what you get (camera bodies are the same issue). I would reccomend this lens becouse of it's potential but you need to have good copy.