EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
An extended range zoom (equivalent to a 27–136mm lens on traditional film camera) in a lighter and more compact package. For users of APS-C size sensor cameras, this is a nice, versatile alternative to the "kit lens". Its broad coverage range, as well as Image Stabilization, makes it practical for any application calling for range of focal lengths – anything from travel shooting to forensic work. It also offers excellent close-focus capability, being able to fill the frame at its nearest focus distance with a subject 4.4x3 inches (11x7.6cm) in size.
- A step-up in build quality, zoom/manual focus smoothness, and zoom range from entry-level "kit lens" for EF-S compatible cameras
- Broad zoom range makes it useful in many different situations, for all types of users
- Image Stabilization allows shooting at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise possible when hand-holding
Note: Canon EF-S lenses are exclusively for compatible APS-C sensor cameras (EOS 20D through 60D, EOS 7D, and all versions of EOS digital Rebel), and cannot be mounted or used on other Canon EOS digital or film SLR bodies