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Canon EF-S 17-85MM F4-5.6 Is USM  
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Well, I'm going to head up to Oshkosh this year, so I want to upgrade my shorter range lens. After reading reviews and checking out prices, I've pretty much decided on this. But I figured it couldn't hurt asking on here... Has anyone had any past experience with this lens? And also, does anyone have a suggestion for another lens (preferably somewhere near 17-85mm, price less than $600)? Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.

-Mic

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User currently offlineAlex22 From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 71 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Hi,
I owned this lens since last october and I have to say that I'm really not happy with it. It's good for family pics, the colours are great, AF is ok but... for aviation photography it's way too soft. I used to have the 18-55 and it was much sharper.
I'm trying now to find a good short lens so I can get ride of my 17-85.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...p?product=222&sort=7&cat=27&page=2

Regards

Omar Saffe


User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

I use the 17-85 on a 20D and I am happy with mine.

Here are a couple of pics I have taken with it.

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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3961 times:
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I would go with the 17-40 its f4 all the way and a lot sharper


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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Jim! I read a few places saying the 17-40 f/4L went well with the 70-200 f/4L, which I currently own... so that works out great. Plus the reviews I read said the sharpness of the lens is just incredible. I ordered the 17-40 tonight from Amazon; should be in on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll get some great shots from Oshkosh and maybe even get a few in the DB. Thanks again Jim!

-Mic


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3913 times:
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Mic
I used a friends 17-40 and took a few shots with it i was so impressed with the sharpness that i also have ordered one for myself.
Good luck with it im sure you wont be disappointed.
Cheers



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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

i own the 17-85IS and find it much better than the stock 18-55 the IS works a treat, very wide lens although i wouldnt bother if you want to try and shoot through fences... not gonna happen. even at the 85 end it still has fence in shot, although if theres no fence in the way... great lens and it compliments my 75-300is


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