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Canon efs17-85mm image stabilizer lens

When shooting with my 17-85mm lens,and it is set all the way at 17mm dark shadows cut the top right and bottom left corner of the image.

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Agreed with what Chris suggested. The lens hood must sit in properly at fully locked position. Need to use Canon orginal hood; other brand might pose a problem. Please bear in mind that a dark shadow will still appear at the bottom center if using build-in flash when shooting at 17mm; which is normal. When using 17mm, always use external flash or remove the lens hood when using build-in flash.

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This is called "vignetting". To me it sounds like your lens hood isn't mounted correctly. If you don't turn it on all the way, exactly this will happen, because the longer "leaves" on the hood shadows the edges of the frame.
So, try to turnt the hood all the way on. You might have to use a little bit of force, as the hoods can be hard to turn sometimes.
Hope this helps!
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Front and back focus tests are good to run. You need to do it for each prime lens (fixed focal length) you have, and at your favorite focal lengths for wide angle zoom lenses too. That means on this 17-50, you would pick wide 17mm and zoomed in 50mm, and several others between. If you pick 25mm and 35mm to test, you would end up with 4 potentially different adjustments. These would apply only at 17, 25, 35 & 50mm. If you shoot at say 20mm focal length, and assume it's the same as 17 or even 25mm, you may be wrong. Too much back or forward focusing is a problem with the camera body usually - not the lens.

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take a look in this web.....maybe helps

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Taken that you made sure that the IS switch was on, on the lens, yes you have to find a camera repair shop to get it fixed.
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