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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

BH #CA17854IS • MFR #9517A002
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27.2-136mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Aspherical Element
Spanning a wide-angle to telephoto range, the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from Canon is a 27.2-136mm-equivalent zoom designed for EF-S-mount DSLRs. This reach is complemented by an optical design featuring one dual-sided aspherical element, which helps to minimize distortion and spherical aberrations in order to realize greater sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied that reduces flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. The lens also features an Optical Image Stabilizer, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by three stops to better enable shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor is featured, too, which affords quick, quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Overview

Spanning a wide-angle to telephoto range, the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM from Canon is a 27.2-136mm-equivalent zoom designed for EF-S-mount DSLRs. This reach is complemented by an optical design featuring one dual-sided aspherical element, which helps to minimize distortion and spherical aberrations in order to realize greater sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied that reduces flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. The lens also features an Optical Image Stabilizer, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by three stops to better enable shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor is featured, too, which affords quick, quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

Standard zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs, and offers a 27.2-136mm equivalent focal length range.
One dual-sided aspherical element minimizes spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to three stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Specs

Focal Length
17 to 85mm (35mm Equivalent: 27.2 to 136mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 32
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
78° 30' to 18° 25'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.2x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
6, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.09 x 3.62" / 78.5 x 92 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.76" / 121 mm
Weight
1.05 lb / 475 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.36 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.45 x 3.7 x 3.7"

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Reviews

A fantastic lens!!!

By Donald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-19

I just recently purchased this lens after having one for over 15 years. I baby'ed this lens during that time and it provided me tens of thousands of great pictures! I had numerous people think I was a professional photographer. I brought this lens all over the world with me took great pictures. I highly recommended this lens. I didn't hesitate to buy another lens after the one I had for so long finally died on me. It is a great lens!

Great lens

By Gaylor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-09

I recently had to replace this lens. This lens is sharp and lightweight. It is truly my favorite lens. I tried several others before going back to the EF-S 17-85. A good everyday lens to carry on your camera.

My “Go-To” lense

By Kathy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-27

This is the second exact lens I bought here from B&H. The first one I had for over 15 years before it started to have issues. This lens is a great all-around lens. Used it maybe 75 percent of the time while shooting.

Bought with Black Magic 6K

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-18

I bought this as my first lens with a BMPCC 6K camera. I know almost nothing about photography style cameras so this style of lens is new to me. So far I have found nothing bad to say about it. It is a solid lens for everything from about 10 to 12 ft away to maybe a block away with decent resolution. I did eventually pick up a Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens which works better for short range interview/blog style video, this 17-85mm is my second favorite and a solid all rounder.

Is a great lens

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-14

It is an excellent lens, even for those who are beginners in the world of photography. I highly recommend it.

New lens for the Camera.

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-06

I find the lens very comfortable, lightweight, haven't yet downloaded the pictures that I have taken with it. I am just now getting back into photography and hadn't paid attention to the speed of the lens. Would have liked a faster one for the shots that I attempt at night, but I'll work around it. Works very smoothly.

Dead lens in less than 2 years

By Jennifer
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

I have absolutely loved the versatility of this lens. I used it very little in the last year & now it will not focus. Error issues with the lens contacts. Use a different lens, works fine. Build a better product.

great product

By John R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-23

This was so easy- fair price, great selection and fast delivery.

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question

Does this fit a Canon 5D Mark ii or mark iii?EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens by Canon
Asked by: Anonymous
NO
Answered by: Ronald O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Will this lens work with Canon 10D?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is compatible with the Canon 10D.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is the focus ring on this lens mechanically ...

Is the focus ring on this lens mechanically connected to the inner workings or does the camera have to be turned on with the shutter button partially pressed to adjust focus manually?
Asked by: DUANE
There is a AF/MF switch on the lens. When it's on AF you have to press shutter half down to Auto Focus. When it's on manual, there's a ring right before the Zoom ring that you rotate to achieve focus.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-01-10

question

Will this lens work with Canon 70D?
Asked by: Angeline M.
Yes, all canon lenses will work with your camera (EF-S and EF)
Answered by: JUAN V.
Date published: 2019-07-09

question

Does this lens fit on a 60D
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens is fully compatible with the 60D. This lens can be used on any Canon APS-C size sensor DSLR released after 2003.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2019-09-29

The lens efs 17-85 fits on canon 6D mark II

The lens efs 17-85 fits on canon 6D mark II
Asked by: MANN
No and do NOT BUY IT. I have TWO AND CANON CPS CANNOT REPAIR THEM due to their age which prohibits Canon from getting the parts. However, they were great lens, especially for indoor photography and photojournalism. I really enjoyed using them until the got focusing problems recently.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-07-26

question

Does this lens fit Canon 40D? Also, does this have Macro?
Asked by: Gail H.
The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens is compatible with the Canon 40D, yes. Though, it is not a macro lens.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does this work with rebel T6i ? The one I just bought works with my T4i but not my new T6i?
Asked by: Logan M.
Yes, this lens is compatible with the Rebel T6i.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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