Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM vs. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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Mar 21, 2013
Aug 19, 2004
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
APS-C / DX
APS-C / DX
18–55 mm
17–85 mm
Yes (4 stops)
Yes (3 stops)
Canon EF-S
Canon EF-S
 
F3.5–5.6
F4–5.6
F22–38
F22–32
 
No
7
6
 
Circular aperture
 
13
17
11
12
 
Super Spectra coatings
 
0.25 m (9.84)
0.35 m (13.78)
0.36×
0.2×
Yes
Yes
Stepper motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Internal
Internal
No
Yes
No
Yes
 
205 g (0.45 lb)
475 g (1.05 lb)
69 mm (2.72)
79 mm (3.09)
75 mm (2.96)
92 mm (3.62)
Plastic barrel, plastic mount
Plastic barrel, metal mount
No
No
Black
Black
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (internal)
No
No
No
No
58 mm
67 mm
Does not rotate on focusing
 
No
No
EW-63C
EW-73B
No
No
 
Soft Case LP1116