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New lens

April 15th, 2006 at 10:22 pm
My new lens!

I finally broke down and bought the lens I have been thinking about getting for nearly six months. It is a Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. All that stuff essentially means it is good :). The EF-S part means it is one of Canon's lenses designed for the APS-C sized CMOS sensor found in the Digital Rebels, 20D, and 30D. The IS means it has in-lens image stabilization to reduce shake and allow for sharper hand held photos. Lastly, the USM means it has an ultrasonic motor to handle focusing in a very quiet and fast way. This lens is quite a step up for me and will effectively replace two of my other lenses. Click the image by this post for a slightly larger look.

2 Responses to “New lens”

  1. Seth Says:

    Isn't it somewhat ironic that you can't view an image of what the lens looks like through the lens itself? Does that negate the usefulness of it? I think not.

  2. Seth Says:

    Also, the correct answer to my first question was "No, that's not ironic, you victim of Alanis Morissette's brainwashing!"

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