Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens (White Box)

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens (White Box)


Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens (White Box)

B&H # CA17854ISWB MFR # 9517A002BA Imported
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Product Highlights

  • Super Wide Angle to Telephoto Zoom
  • For EOS Rebel DSLRs / APS-C Size Sensors
  • Up to 3 Stops Image Stabilization (IS)
  • Accepts 67mm Filters
  • Close Focusing Down to 1.2' (0.4 m)
  • Inner Focusing System
  • USM (Silent Wave Motor)/Fast/Accurate AF
  • Only 3.6" (9.1cm) Long
  • Weighs Only 16.8 oz (475 g)
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Canon 9517A002BA Overview

  • 1Description

Ideal for travel, mid-range nature/wildlife and general photography, the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is a lightweight, compact all-purpose "standard" zoom lens. Equivalent to a 28-135mm lens in 35mm format, this EF-S lens brings 5x wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 40D, 30D, 20D and Digital Rebel-series shooters.

This lens features Canon's optical Image Stabilizer technology, which provides up to 3-stop compensation for image blur caused by camera shake and slow shutter speeds. The lens has a 17 element, 12 group construction, including one double-sided aspherical element for crisp, high contrast corner-to-corner detail. A ring-type USM (Ultra-Sonic Motor) allows for both fast and silent AF, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode.

Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens has specially shaped lens elements and coatings to suppress ghosting and flare, which can be caused by reflections of digital camera sensors. An exclusive optional lens hood can further reduce the incidence of flare.

Note: Only Canon Extension Tube EF 25 II and 12 II fit on this lens.
Note: Not suitable for 35mm or digital SLR cameras with image sensor bigger than APS-C size. Only fits on the EOS Digital Rebel series, or 50D, 40D, 30D and 20D SLR cameras.

Note: White Box merchandise comes supplied in a plain white box, instead of the manufacturer's colorful packaging. It still includes all the manufacturer's accessories. It is original equipment, not refurbished.

Uses optics designed to take full advantage of the small image circle and short back focus in EF-S lenses
Features three aspherical lens elements for high image quality at all focal lengths
Optimized lens coating minimizing flare and ghosting prone occurring with digital cameras
Image Stabilizer gives equivalent effect of a shutter speed three stops faster during hand-held shooting
Ring-type USM provides ultra-quiet, super-fast, precision auto focusing and predictive tracking
Circular aperture diaphragm produces brilliant out-of-focus characteristics
In the Box
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens (White Box)
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Canon 9517A002BA Specs

    Lens Mount Canon EF-S
    Angle of View 78 to 18
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.2' / 36.58 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.2x
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.1 x 3.6" / 7.9 x 9.1 cm

    Canon 9517A002BA Reviews

    EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens (White Box) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from An average lens I was looking for an all around lens for my new T2i. Because it has a narrower zoom range I thought this lens would best my Canon 18-200. It has great clarity for most uses but the macro area is lacking. The macro in my Canon G11 is far superior to this lens, which is surprising considering the lens cost nearly as much as the whole G11. I was pondering the Canon 15-85 but couldn't swing the extra $$. But I may go there when I can afford it. I Love the Canon brand but I must admit I expected a little more from this lens than it delivered.
    Date published: 2010-11-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It broke Very versatile lens, although a little slow. Used extensively over 2+ years as my walkabout lens. Unfortunately, it broke. There's a screw rattling around inside it and the zoom stuck at about 70mm. I didn't drop it or anything - it just appears to have worn out.
    Date published: 2010-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Lens This is my do everything lens. I wanted a lens that would accommodate 90% of my shooting and chose this to go with my Canon 7D. I have used it extensively to shoot interiors, landscapes, and exteriors. It looks tack sharp at all focal lengths. For sports I go to a little longer lens. The build quality is excellent and compares favorably to my Nikor optics on my film outfit, an F100. I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2011-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great puchase!!! This is my primary lens for shooting weddings and portraits. Great kit lens as long as you take care of it. The first one I had lasted about 6 years and that was with abuse. Never thought I would purchase a white box, but it has proven to be a great purchase.
    Date published: 2010-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great walk around lens Needed a walk around wide angle zoom that I can use for casual photos. Inside at family events it's great on my crop camera. Sharper than expected.
    Date published: 2010-11-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from lens for more range I bought this lens for use with a polarized filter. I like the lens but didn't understand that (white box) meant no factory box or comfort case for the lens, so...take really good care of it cause its on its own! Its heavy but I like the range vs the standard lens that comes with the canons.
    Date published: 2009-02-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Walk Around Lens The optical stabilization and zoom range, 17mm-85mm, makes this a really great lens for everyday use. The auto-focus is extremely fast! The only drawback is the slow maximum aperture, f4. This lens has a permanent home on my Canon 50D. A lens hood should be a standard accessory.
    Date published: 2010-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar Very Useful lense. If you only use one lense, this one goes nicely wide, and has a moderately decent zoom. It is now my go to lense. Good value for the price as well.
    Date published: 2010-11-29
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