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

Review Date: Sep 2, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: $600.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: IS, nice zoom range
Not worth what i paid for back then $600+ ($530 now)

I though this would be a great lens when i read the reviews back in early 2005. So Last Christmas, I decided to treat myself to a gift after buying everyone else presents. I acquired the EFS 17-85mm IS. My first impression was the built quality, not that great and not too shabby, I could live with that. Than I notice the distortion and blurriness with all my photos. The 17-85mm had distortion at the wide end and was soft at 85mm. I thought maybe it was my camera. Turns out to be the poor quility of the glass. I think if i could do it all over again, I would fork out a few more dallars and get the 17-40L