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

EF17-85
Review Date: Apr 2, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $460.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Relatively Cheap, Good Standard Zoom, Semi-Sharp
Cons:
Not a lens for anyone serious about photography

I bought this lens to replace my kit lens on the 400d. Back then, I knew very little about the world of photography and i just wanted a good standard zoom. This did the job. NOTHING MORE.

If I could rewind time, I would get a 17-40L over this. For about 200 dollars more, you get a much richer tone and sharpness as well as a L-quality build.

After using this lens for a while, i realized that i use it as a prime at 17 usually. I've never actually captured any nice images at any magnification past 50mm.

Also, EF-S means its not compatible with the 5d FF-Sensor. If you want to stick with your 1.6 crop, this lens will do, but if you are planning to upgrade to a 5d, get the 17-40.

I recommend this lens to amateur photographers who just want a lens that covers decent range. If you plan on going professional, stick with the L glass, you almost cant go wrong.