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.
- EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 27.2-136mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
- One Aspherical Element
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Overview
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Specs
17 to 85mm (35mm Equivalent: 27.2 to 136mm)
f/4 to 5.6
f/22 to 32
|Lens Format Coverage
|Angle of View
78° 30' to 18° 25'
|Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
17 Elements in 12 Groups
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
1.05 lb / 475 g
|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!!!
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
This was so easy- fair price, great selection and fast delivery.