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

EF17-85
Review Date: Feb 2, 2007 Recommend? no | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 4 

 
Pros: Decent AF, good focal length range
Cons:
Dust inside the lens, soft

I must admit this is the first Canon product I have ever been dissatisfied with.

I found this lens to be very soft. After a year of use I can honestly say that I didn't get but a few really crisp images out of it. Those images were at f8 and above.

My biggest problem was the dust that got inside the lens. Maybe all lenses get a little dust in them at some point and time, but not like this. At 17mm against a blue sky it was a big problem. No amount of PS was worth the time to fix that type of shot.

I'll pay to have it cleaned and then it will be sold.

I had high hopes for this lens when I bought it, but it let me down.