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  • EF mount; customary wizz lens
  • Internal focusing; full-time primer focus; aspherical lens
  • 24-85mm focal length
  • f/3.5-4.5 limit aperture
  • Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM)

Product Description
Canon offers this ultra-wide wizz lens with portrait-length telephoto capability. By carrying mixed lens groups pierce during zooming, the lens was done compress as good as lightweight. The ashperical component suppresses distortion. High contrariety is confirmed during all focal lengths as good as pointy images have been obtained.Amazon.com Product Description
The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens has mixed relocating lens groups which raise picture peculiarity as good as have the total complement some-more compress as good as lightweight. This lens uses an ultrasonic focusing engine (USM) which gives we silent, high-speed autofocusing. Canon separated all the automatic couplings in this lens as good as combined the custom-designed autofocus engine as good as the microprocessor.

Built in to the complement is the reproduction aspherical lens component which minimizes visual distortions to give we pointy images. The flare-cutting diaphragm helps the lens furnish the high-contrast image, even in difficult lighting. Its tall wizz comparative measure of 3.5x allows we to take tighter shots of your subjects. It’s entirely concordant with all EOS cameras.

Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

5 Reviews

  1. J. Harris says:

    UPDATE: 29.Mar.2005 (see original review below)

    After shooting this lens for several months, I started realizing that I was getting some pretty ugly color shift. Gradually, I became more and more unhappy with it, to the point that I rarely use it anymore. Unfortunately, I can’t afford to replace it, so it remains my only lens in the normal zoom range. It’s not a bad lens, but it’s not nearly the lens I thought it was when I first got it. If you shoot landscapes with it, you’re going to be faced with finding a way to fix the color. For every day use, I suppose it’s fine.
    After shooting Canon’s 28-105mm on my Canon A2e for five years, I had to replace it with a similar length lens equivalent for my new Canon 10D. The 24-85mm comes out to be a little longer on the short end, as well as on the long end (38.4-136mm “35mm equivalent”). At twice the price of the 28-105, I can only say that you are getting twice the lens, and it’s great. you will pay more for 67mm filters for this lens (as opposed to 58mm for most of Canon’s consumer lenses), but it’s all worth it!

    This is a fantastic lens made from fantastic glass. It’s a joy to shoot, and it’s a great match to the smaller 22.66mm sensor of the lower-end pro digital bodies. It’s worth every dime of the price.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. James Atyeo says:

    I was very disappointed with this lens. It has a very cheap feel and the image quality was terrible. I was only able to test it with my Canon 20d and not with film. I couldn’t believe how lousy it was, I had read some other reviews and they seemed positive. I tried it on a tripod and shot a variety of things text and 3-D objects and never could pull a sharp photo. I noticed that I had to use a lot more unsharp mask than normal to be useable. I tend to use primes a lot and so maybe I expected to much.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Anonymous says:

    CANON EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM ZOON Lens is ease of use, powerful, and lightweight(380g) lens. With silent and high speed autofocusing. The lens will let your pictures have great sharp, high resolution images.It is a very great lens-excellent quality and reasonable price. You can replace it with the standard lens. The first choose for Canon user’s owner-MUST have one.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Mr. A. Pomeroy says:

    This is a good-value lens that was designed back in the days of 35mm 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 believe 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 generally 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 had a chance to take a few shots on a tripod at different apertures. 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. On my 35mm Canon 600, with an uncropped field of view, there is noticeable distortion at both the wide and the tele ends. This is less noticeable on a cropped 350D, although it is still noticeable. Otherwise the image quality has no obvious glaring deficiencies. The background blur is pleasant. I found that I had to underexpose by a stop to get the exposure just right, but that might be me, or the camera.

    It’s attractive as a useful, well-priced walkabout lens for digital cameras, for people who don’t mind the relatively tight field of view (40mm is just slightly wideangle). The only problem I can see is that the zoom bellows seems to suck up dust. My example had quite a few specks, although apparently this has an almost unnoticeable effect on image quality. It’s a shame that Canon doesn’t include a lens hood.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Louis Jaffe says:

    I had been using the 24-85 for years on a series of Canon DSLRs starting with the original d30 and culminating with the 5d. Finally decided to spring for the 24-105L. I was immediately surprised that pix from the new lens didn’t look so great as 3-4X higher price would suggest. Detailed comparisons showed the 24-85 was just as good in many instances. One edge (not the other) of the 24-105L was a bit better, but center sharpness was no better, even wide open. Contrast seemed equally good. I returned the 24-105L to the dealer and kept the 24-85. While it’s true the zoom range is less, I also like the much lighter weight and more compact form of the 24-85.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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