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

Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
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386 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, design, size, usability, reliability

On average, users rate this product 86/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Zoom Lens

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, size, design

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - White Box

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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens

 

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens is, optically and physically, the highest quality 24mm Canon-mount lens I've reviewed to date.

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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens

 

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens is (currently) Canon's only L Series Tilt-Shift lens. It is a great choice for architecture and wide landscape photography

CA (Chromatic Aberration) is a bit of a weakness for the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens - especially in the corners on a full frame body. CA becomes more noticeable as the lens is tilted/shifted. Slight light fall-off is noticeable through f/4...

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

 

The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens is light in weight and light on your wallet. If you want a Canon zoom lens and can't spend a lot of money, the 24-85 is a reasonable choice for a 1.6x FOVCF DSLR

Weighing less than 1 lb (13.4 oz / 380g) and measuring (2.9" x 2.7" / 73.0mm x 69.5mm DxL) when retracted, the Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens is an easy-to-take-with-you lens.

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Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Reviews

 

The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens is an ultra-wide zoom lens with portrait-length telephoto capability. By having multiple lens groups move during zooming, the lens was made compact and lightweight. The Ashperical element suppresses distortion....

It is a great lens with outstanding contrast and acceptable sharpness throughout all the aperture ranges. It is tack sharp especially in f/8. I like most the contrast and tone of this lens and I sold my 28-105mm and 50mm as I got really good results...

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Canon EF 24-85/3.5-4.5 Lens

 

Though its image circle will cover a 35mm negative, this is the lens Canon introduced with its EOS IX APS SLR. When used with the smaller APS format, it yields angles of view equivalent to that of 30-106mm lens on a 35mm camera. Aperture ranges from a...

Like the Minolta lens, the Canon zoom takes a bayonet plastic lens hood; unlike Minolta, Canon does not include the hood with the lens. That's a shame because a lot of amateurs won't know how to order the accessory part EW-73 and will never know how...

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Canon TS

 

It costs a fortune (US$ 1100) and weighs a half-kilo. It's not sharp, being an SLR ultra-wide-angle in addition to spreading its meagre resolution across a medium-format image circle. However, you already know the TS-E lenses tilt and shift, so you're...

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

 

The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is one of Canon´s classic consumerstandard zooms. It received some rather mediocre reviewsduring the film era so it didn´t really leave theshadow of the more popular EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM and EF 28-135mmf/3.5-5.6...

The Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM exhibited a quite mixed performance.On the upside the lens is very sharp with very little vignetting throughoutthe range. Unfortunately distortions at 24mm are pretty hefty as are chromaticaberrations. The build...

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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L

 

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L is one of the more unusual lenses in the Canon lenslineup: it is a tilt-shift (TS) lens

The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L is something of a mixed bag. The lens is surely able to provide a decentperformance in all important characteristics but that's without delivering anything stellar ... which issomething you may expect from a lens in this...

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The standard

 

On a full frame this makes a great portrait lens as well as a sports/nature/BIF lens, as 70mm I find to be the most useful in the studio. Keep in mind it is not an IS so keep it on a tripod below 1/500. Also, the IS version is weather sealed but this...

Clarity, bokeh, fast lens, L glass, very little barrel distortion or chromatic aberration

NOT weather sealed

Product Specifications

This is a very lightweight and compact zoom lens for its almost 7X zoom ratio. It is the first ever EF 28 to 200mm, made possible by the five group design with all five groups moving during zooming. It achieves the high zoom ratio while keeping the number of optical elements to a minimum by using two aspherical elements. Inner focusing using the second lens group gives focusing to 0.45m at all focal lengths and maximum magnification of 0.28X at 200mm. Inner focusing combined with the USM focusing motor give silent, high-speed focusing. Another advantage is that front-mounting accessories, especially polarizing (PL) filters are much easier to use since the lens does not rotate while focusing, The silver ring at the front of the zoom ring presents high-quality appearance, and the optical system uses only environmentally friendly lead-free glass.

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:2.8in/3.3in
Length:3in/4in/5in
Weight:13.4oz/23.6oz/33.5oz

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Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon EF

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/2.8/F/3.5-4.5/F/4.0
Max Focal Length:105mm/70mm/85mm
Max View Angle:74degrees/84degrees
Min Focal Length:24mm
Min Focus Range:15in/17.7in/19.7in
Optical Zoom:2.9/3.5/4.4
Special Functions:Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical
Magnification:0.16/0.23/0.29

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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