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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Wide-angle to Zoom Photos with the Canon 17-85mm EF-S Lens

Posted by Philip Colmer in "HARDWARE" @ 10:30 AM



Product Category: Lens
Manufacturer: Canon, Inc
Where to Buy: Amazon [Affiliate]
Price: $599.99
System Requirements: Canon digital camera with EF-S mount
Specifications: 17-85mm, f4-5.6, lens construction is 17 elements in 12 groups, diagonal angle of view is 78 30' - 18 25', closest focusing distance is 0.35m/1.15ft, filter size is 67mm, dimensions are 3.1"(d) x 3.6"(l) or 78.5mm x 92mm, weight is 16.8oz or 475g.

Pros:
  • Good wide-angle to zoom range;
  • Image stabilisation;
  • Fast, quiet auto-focussing.
Cons:
  • Cost.
Summary:
If you've got a digital camera with an EF-S mount and you're looking for a single lens that has a good range for general, walkabout use, this is definitely one to consider.

Read on for the full review!

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