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Canon Camera Lens - 9517A002

Abt Model: EFS1785M | UPC Code: 013803043082
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5x Zoom Ratio/ Ring Type Ultrasonic Motor/ Image Stabilization/ Circular Aperture Design/ Non Rotating Front Element
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3.4 (27 reviews) 3.5

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Canon Camera Lens - EFS1785M

Equivalent to a 28-135mm lens, this new EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 20D and Digital Rebel shooters. It has Canon's Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise possible. And of course, it's optically optimized for digital SLRs. A ring-type USM means both fast and silent AF, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode.

Features:

  • Compact, lightweight design with a 5x zoom ratio -- 28 to 135mm equivalent
  • Excellent optical quality: Aspheric element with two Aspherical surfaces utilized
  • Close-focusing to 1.15 feet -- at 135mm, fills the frame with subject 3 x 4.4 inches
  • Ring-type Ultrasonic motor for superior AF performance; allows full-time MF
  • Image Stabilization extends the lens's usefulness in low-light levels
  • Circular aperture design -- natural highlights, even stopped down two stops
  • Non-rotating front element; lens length does not change during zooming
  • EF-S lens mount -- exclusively for EOS 20D and Digital Rebel bodies

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 17 - 85mm; 1:4-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 78° 30' - 18° 25'
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system, with focusing cam
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.35m - 1.15 ft.
  • Zoom System: Ring USM
  • Filter Size: 67mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3.1"
  • Length: 3.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.8 oz
  • Shipping: 5 lbs


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Canon Camera Lens
 
3.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (10)
  • Fast auto-focus (7)
  • Superior build quality (5)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (10)
  • Slow auto-focus (4)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Value

    This lens is a great alternative to the standard 18-55mm IS. Its extended range makes this a great all-purpose lens. Superb quality for a Non-L lens. I do wish that the...Read complete review

    This lens is a great alternative to the standard 18-55mm IS. Its extended range makes this a great all-purpose lens. Superb quality for a Non-L lens. I do wish that the green/cyan chromatic aberration weren't as apparent. I used this lens in college and for some light commercial work. It has served me well for the past 3 years, and I will sad to see it go when I make the switch to the new 5D mark II and will no longer be able to use it. I purchased it with a 20D and it has been an excellent pairing.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice lens, but problematic

    I've had this lens since my 20D and have used it a lot for everyday photography. I have been very happy with the lens performance and the resulting photos I have taken. However,...Read complete review

    I've had this lens since my 20D and have used it a lot for everyday photography. I have been very happy with the lens performance and the resulting photos I have taken. However, the lens started to malfunction recently - unable to achieve auto focus. The problem occurs in various lighting conditions and aperture settings. After searching a few forums for information, it seems that this is not an uncommon problem. I've read about several users having to have Canon replace the servo motor as the fix. So, great lens, but disappointing in what we have come to expect from Canon quality.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good kit lens

    By Anonymous

    from central city, co.

    Pros

    • good lens if you dodge a lemon.

    Cons

    • Poor build quality
    • zoom creep

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

      There seems to be a lot of quality control issues with this lens. The main problen i have with this lens is "zoom creep". Its also hard to focus manually. Other than that, the lens is good. I traded the kit lens that came with the camera for this lens, and i'm glad i did. Going by the reviews, it seems like there are a lot of lemons that get by quality control, so its a hit or miss with this lens. I would look elsewhere if i needed a reliable lens.

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      2.0

      When it works, it's great, but...

      By ski

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor build quality
        • Slow Auto-Focus
        • sometimes great sometimes a zero

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

          Excellent lens, when it works. The problem is I can't tell when it's going to work, and when it's not. It's almost moody. I stuck with Canon, and got 2 new lenses to replace it. Keeping it as a possible backup. I would not recommend it, especially at that price.

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          1.0

          Err01 - Defect in design - BAD NEWS

          By Err01

          from Honolulu

          Pros

          • Good range

          Cons

          • Defective design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

            Hardly used this lens but it died because of a defect with the ribbon cable in the lens. Error message - Err01

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            communications failure

            By jov

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

            • good results for price

            Cons

            • defective after use
            • Poor build quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

              Took 11, 000 pictures with this lens, then suddenly it had a communications failure with t3i. this is a known defect with this lens -- i.e., the flexible cable inside the lens that does the electronic communication wears out and fails. The lens then stops working completely. The lens was bought in 2012 and failed after 18 months (out of warranty of course). That it failed on a trip to an african country was very disconcerting. Fortunately I had an EF 35mm 4L, an EFS 10-22mm, and an EF 70-200 mm 4L with me. Will probably either get it fixed (have Canon replace the cable) or buy an EF 24-70mm 4L for a more dependable lens...having a lens fail on a trip is untenable. Such a product with a known defect-- particularly given the fact this lens was bought 4 years after it was introduced by Canon just shouldn't happen!! The defect should have been corrected within 2 years of its introduction.

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              1.0

              Poor quality and poor performance

              By Miguel

              from Miami, Fl.

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor build quality
                • Slow Auto-Focus

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

                  The autofocus failed during a trip at the Everglades, I had to work on manual mode all the time. The repair is a very difficult task and costly. I has the lens for over two years, Canon should stop advertising this lens.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Defective design - do not buy

                  By CCW

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • fails due to design flaw
                    • Poor build quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

                      This lens failed when I went to the galapagos. Good thing I had a backup, since having no wide angle would have been a big problem. Came home to find out these lenses are simply bad and wear out. Unreliable autofocus past 18mm means the lens isn't worth much. Buy something else.

                      Comment on this review

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Lens

                      By Burt H

                      from King of Prussia, PA

                      Pros

                      • Fast auto-focus
                      • Super-sharp images

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

                          I have had this lens for 5 years and before I bought it I was hesitant because of some bad reviews. My copy of the lens has been great. I have never had a problem and the pictures are razor sharp. I use it on a Canon 50D and T2i. It also focuses fast.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Horrible lens! Don't buy!

                          By Thomas

                          from USA

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor build quality
                            • Semi-sharp images
                            • Slow Auto-Focus

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

                              Lens stopped working during an important photo shoot. The quality is very bad for a Canon lens. Canon needs to recall these lenses and discontinue them. The 15-85mm USM IS is a better option/replacement.

                              Comment on this review

                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Happy Camper

                              By Greg

                              from Poulsbo, WA

                              Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

                              I bought this lens in 2005 when I bought my 20D. I use it as my everyday walk around lens and it has traveled with me around the world. Never a problem. Never a hiccup. The only reason I would change this lens is if they made the same lens in an "L" series. If I can tear myself away from it I am going to send it in to be cleaned so I can use it with my new 7D.

                              Comment on this review

                              (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              I expected better

                              By Thom218

                              from St. Louis, MO

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • intermittent auto focus fails
                                • Poor build quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon Camera Lens:

                                  This should be a great lens the 17-85mm range makes it great as a primary lens and while the 4-5.6 aperture is at times a bit slow, overall I was extremely happy with it for the first year. Since then auto focus fails intermittently and it doesn't take much of an Internet search to realize that this model has that problem and Canon should be addressing it.

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