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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM : Specifications and Opinions




Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USMCanon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM



The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a standard lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2006. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 696 €;
135 users have given it an average vote of 9.3 out of 10.


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This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   17-55 mm
 Angle of view   76.1 - 27.2°  (equivalent to a 28-89mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.8
 Aperture blades   7
 Lenses/Groups   19 elements in 12 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.35 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.17x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   77 mm
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   645 g
 Dimensions   84 x 111 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on August 31, 2012

Pros: sharpness, speed, detail, f: 2.8, lightness

Cons: only serves to cameras with aps-c sensor, could be firmer in the front segment (fluctuates a bit when in 55mm)

Opinion: this is my lens of choice for travel photos, portraits, nocturnal, architecture, for any service. Mounted on my Canon EOS 50D produces a set of very high quality and performance. The only thing it lacks to be an L series lens is the red stripe, but also did not make sense to Canon to produce an EF-s series lens as a L series. In all the features it provides the lens-end to users of sensor APS-C.

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avatarjunior
sent on January 28, 2020

Pros: Brightness - Stabilizer - Optical Quality - Focal Extension

Cons: Weight - Build Quality

Opinion: It is a really remarkable optics, paid new just over 700 euros. I start right away with the real flaw. The construction is not up to what you pay, it is not possible for the lens to soften after a few months of use, descending from itself down. Dear canon I do not understand the absurd choice not to put the lampshade to the whole (which scratches to look at it), but above all I do not understand the crazy choice not to put a block of the zoom extension. Well after the salty we move to the dessert, I tell you immediately that using a simple UV filter, will not enter a grain of powder to the whole (certainly a sheath between body and lens you could even put) - make sure to use filters of the highest quality (I recommend the protects of Canon). Coming to optical quality, it's a lens that can safely solve all 24 Megapixels of your beloved canon aps-c. Surely what you saved on the body has not been spared on optical quality. The lens is sharp from the center to the edges even at full opening, the chromatic aberrations are very contained, the distortion slight and self-correct in the room (or easily correlated in posts with slow profiles). Today it is used at ridiculous prices, don't let it get away and literally throw your 18-55 or 18-135, here we are on another level. Not bad the focal excursion 27-88mm equivalent, but especially Constant F2.8. Nothing like this exists in full frame. Notable is the presence of stabilizer, although not at the level of the most modern. Lens definitely recommended, too bad it's a maximum weight of aps-c!

avatarjunior
sent on November 06, 2019

Pros: 2.8 to all focal points

Cons: If I really have to find the weight.

Opinion: I got to try it through a friend of mine and I have to say that splits!! Always having 2.8 at all focal points is convenient, you can get shots even with little light in the interior, I recommend used that is also on 450 euros with lampshade included. You weigh a little, but if you want quality stuff is so, it's a lens all to have in the kit.

avatarsenior
sent on October 20, 2019

Pros: Great all-rounder

Cons: Nobody

Opinion: I'll be quite succinct: mind-blowing optics. I use it a bit for everything from portraits to landscapes, from macros to streets, with excellent results. On the 7d mark II it makes even better than on the 70d. It is the lens that I use the most, it gives me certainty of result and tranquility in the shot, hardly miss a photo even for the speed and precision of the focus and the excellent stabilizer. Satisfied fully.

avatarjunior
sent on April 25, 2019

Pros: Sharpness, Blur, stabilization

Cons: Lack of standard lens hood, build quality not responsive to price.

Opinion: Little to say.... Optics simply exceptional. The mountains and you no longer detach it from the camera body. Sharp images, "crisp", never disappoint, if not for recurring flare phenomena, but which do not lower the evaluative average of an excellent optics, which also presents a blurry great to be a zoom. Basically to consider a pro for APS-C. The only sore notes are the absence of the lens hood (costs €40 apart) and materials that, however good, do not seem excellent, in relation to the price, which in any case is fully justified and does not regret the purchase. It is a perspective that I will always miss very much in the transition to FF.




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