14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Versatility & impressive Image Stabilization,
This review is from: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (Camera)
I have owned this lens for a year. It has amazed me that coupled with instant ISO changes, I can take virtually any photo in natural light without flash. IS is the true beauty of the lens. I recently traveled to the south pacific and there discovered that I am able to take photos after dusk at sub 1/40th sec. exposures with absolutely no blurring. The results are stunning. Optically it is not the best lens I own, but this IS the workhorse lens for my EOS XTi. Once you experience the superior IS there is simply no going back to std lenses.