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Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Zoom Lens

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  • Canon Zoom Lens 24 mm - 85 mm, Lens Aperture F/3.5-4.5
  • Focus Adjustment: Ultrasonic Motor (USM) Automatic, Manual
  • Min Focus Range: 50 cm
  • Filter Size: 67 mm
  • 12 Months Warranty


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  • Item Weight: 191 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
  • Item model number: 2560A011AA
  • ASIN: B00005KG3D
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Product Description

Lens construction: 15 elements in 12 groups, closest focusing distance: 0.5 m, 67 mm filter size....

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Pomeroy on 26 July 2008
This is a good-value lens that was designed back in the days of APS film cameras, although Canon still sells it as of 2008, and it works fine on Canon's digital models. It is a standard EF lens that will fit all of Canon's digital cameras. It is not one of those EF-S lenses that is restricted to the e.g. 400D / 40D range. I give it four stars because it does what it sets out to do, but it is very dull, and there are faster and more interesting lenses out there.

It is one of the least glamorous lenses that Canon sells, in the sense that it has a moderate zoom range that is neither particularly wide nor particularly zoomy; it is not the cheapest, or the most expensive EF lens; it is not the most or the least fully-featured; it is neither flimsy nor rock-solid. It uses USM focus, which is silent and accurate. It doesn't have image stabilisation. It doesn't have a constant aperture. The zoom range is roughly 40-135mm on a x1.6 cropped sensor body, such as a Canon 400D / 40D. The zooming mechanism on my example doesn't creep. The closest focus distance seems relatively far, something like a foot and a bit. The manual focus ring feels a bit cheap, but then again the autofocus is fast and quiet, so it balances out. It has a 67mm filter thread, which is an odd size.

I have taken a few hundred shots with it, a mixture of landscapes and studio shots. In a darkened studio the autofocus is useless - it just goes back and forth, as if lost - but the manual focus ring works fine. It has full-time manual focus, whereby you don't necessarily have to flick the (stiff) AF-MF switch, you can just grab the ring and twist it. At f3.5 it has a nice tight field of view, and it is decently sharp; it seems to jump up in sharpness between f5.6 and f8, and doesn't get much sharper beyond that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. C. MCDONALD on 24 May 2013
I bought a second hand copy of this lens on ebay with a Canon 400d. Although it is better than the kit lens Canon used to sell with the 400d in terms of build quality its usefulness was eclipsed by the Sigma 17-85 that came with the 400d so for a couple of years it sat in a drawer. Recently I bought a second hand Canon 5D body only which is sold for around £400-500 these days. On a full frame camera this is a seriously wide angle lens, I use it for landscapes and for the Price it is sharp, and fast to focus with it's USM motor. It is a good option if you wand to try full frame Photography.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna Hamill on 6 Jun 2013
This was an upgrade from the kit lens and is fab. It is quick and silent at focusing - the USM makes such a huge difference, and though I think I will grow out of it quite quickly, it is a fab stepping stone at a fairly low price whilst I save up the pennies for a even better one. Overall, a fantastic value for money lens.
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By Erna on 28 Dec 2012
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On my Canon 7D it performs excellent. Sharp even wide open. I bought it new, perhaps the last sample in the world. What a pity is that Canon discontinued this wonderful lens.
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