Right after I bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel XS, I immediately realized the limitation of the 18-55mm kit lens. The reach was too short, there is no full-time manual, etc. Though I've learned a lot using that lens, I realized right away that I needed something else. Enter the Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM lens. I loved this lens and it had been my constant companion in my many travels. I even used it to take photos of my first client. The only reason I let it go is because I won a Canon 5D Mark II with the Canon EF 24-105mm lens from Scott Bourne's photo raffle. If not for that, I'd still be using my trusty 17-85. So, to commemorate the lens that used to be my favorite, I choose it to be my subject this time.
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