Here’s another image to prove just how well the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM performs in the real world. This time with no HDR “slight of hand”, just a single hand-held exposure at 85mm, f/ll for 1/45th of a second.
In the past I would have said this exposure (85mm at 1/45th second) would have been impossible without a tripod but the image stabilization in this lens is superb! Will I throw out my main landscape lens (EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM) and tripod? No, but I may not bring them along hiking anymore and the savings in weight alone (bless my aching back) is substantial.
David Ziser was right. This really is an all around great lens!
And yes, that is the color of the water slowly flowing down the Colorado river in East Texas.