gnoptiy's reviews

  • Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    IS, USM fast focusing, 0.35m minimum focus distance
    No fixed aperture, loose barrel

    Definitely better than 18-55 kit lens.

    I'm glad this lens can still focus at a close distance. At 85mm with IS, I can take satisfactory macro/close up shots.

    Unlike L lenses, the build quality is not perfect. The barrel of my 17-85 extends out whenever i face the camera downwards and had a little small jerk (try walking, or going down the stairs).

    Some people said this lens is heavy, but i find it acceptable.
    Photo quality.. you get what you've paid for. But, there are better lens out there.

    Some of my photos with this lens:

    reviewed June 6th, 2008 (purchased for $531)