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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras
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- 17-55mm wide-angle zoom lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Canon DSLR cameras
- AD and aspherical elements deliver impressive image quality through entire zoom range
- Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for image shake even in dim lighting
- Large circular aperture produces shallow depth of field; ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM)
- Measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long; weighs 22.8 ounces; 1-year warranty
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-83J|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Image Stabilization||3 stops|
|Item Dimensions||3.31 x 3.31 x 4.37 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.42 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||0.35 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||17 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||13.8 inches|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||19|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||78.5|
|Shipping Weight||2.05 pounds|
|Zoom Type||motorized zoom|
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF-S|
|Dimensions||3.31 inches x 4.37 inches x 3.31 inches||2.72 inches x 1.54 inches x 2.72 inches||2.95 inches x 2.83 inches x 2.95 inches||2.68 inches x 0.91 inches x 2.68 inches|
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|Maximum Aperture||2.8||5.6 f||4.5 f||Information not provided|
|Max Focal Length||55 mm||50 mm||18 mm||24 mm|
|Min Focal Length||17 mm||50 mm||10 mm||24 mm|
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From the Manufacturer
- Focal length: 17-55mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 19 elements in 12 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 78 degrees (at 30 feet) to 27 degrees (at 50 feet)
- Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual
- Closest focusing distance: 1.15 feet
- Zoom system: 5-group helical zoom (front group moves 27mm)
- Filter size: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter, 4.4 inches long
- Weight: 22.8 ounces
Top Customer Reviews
It is quite surprising how many people are being "tortured" with the question on which lens is the right lens when it comes to finding the perfect lens to upgrade the Canon XTi Rebel kit lens (18-55) or even for the Canon 40D (which is often sold with the 28-135 USM IS lens).
I read about 500+ reviews and many of them I found very interesting but really did not answer my question on what a good lens is for the Rebel XTi... and with good reasons because YOU have to know what you want or need and then make a call. Here were the criteria I used and I hope you can leverage from these:
1. I wanted a lens which has a great picture quality to have a true upgrade feeling from the Canon 18-55 kit lens (during day light that lens is actually very good and with its light weight is a great carry around lens - however in low light or for really nice portrait shots this lens has limitations not to mention its built quality)
2. I wanted a versatile "Walk Around" lens with good zoom range to cover most of the picture I take (landscape and portraits) in addition to my telephoto lens (70-300mm)
3. If possible a low weight lens - however image quality was a higher priority for me
4. I wanted a Canon lens (though there are very good alternatives from Tamron and Sigma - however they have some disadvantages but given the lower price worth considering)
5. I wanted an Image Stabilizer (IS) and a low noise focus motor, i.e.Read more ›
This lens focuses fast and sure--even in low light, no hunting around to lock onto a subject. Pictures taken with the camera hand-held at 1/10 to 1/15 sec shutter speeds inside with no flash were tack-sharp (Thanks to the IS). With F2.8 and IS, this lens opens up a whole new world of natural low-light photography. Not only are more inside shots possible, you also have the versatility to create gorgeous bokeh. You create these bokeh effects generally zoomed to 55mm (where the kit lens' max aperture is F5.6). Since the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 has a constant F2.8 max aperature, you don't have to worry about the depth of field increasing as you zoom. It is so confidence-inspiring to walk around and set your aperture where you want it to give you the depth of field you want, and not really worry about the shutter speed being too slow. Some of my outside dusk (low-light) shots at 1/6 sec shutter and F22 came out sharp (Thanks again to IS). I almost got vertigo when I first looked at my pics uploaded to my PC--they were so realistic. Images really pop!
The decision to go with this lens instead of some of the "L" grade lenses involved the following criteria:
1. Focal Length Range. I wanted at least the range of the 18-55mm kit lens.
2.Read more ›
I now have a single spec of dust inside the corner of this lens under the front element. Hope this is not a trend. I am now using this lens mainly in dust free in-door environments and my Canon 24-70 F/2.8 which is sealed for outdoor dusty areas.
I just got this fantastic low light lens last week. Will be adding more comments as time permits.
This lens has quickly become one of my most used lens. It's the lens I would choose if I could just choose one to shoot a wedding with and I'm free to approach the bride and groom during any part of the ceremony. It's also THE one lens I would choose to take on a vacation, it's that versatile. I love the part where I can walk into a dark cathedral and hand hold a shot at 1 second and it's razor sharp. What a lens!!!
Sharp even at F/2.8
No internal dust so far
Great zoom ring location and size
Very pleasing shots with nice Bokah
Auto focus perfect! Silent quick lock even in dim conditions
Image Stabilization let's you get those shots you couldn't get otherwise.
Auto Lens Vignetting correction using peripheral Illumination control see Auto Vignetting comments below:
Cheap plastic construction
No dust yet but I am concerned
Some Chromatic Aberration (CA) at 17mm
No included lens hood? Give me a break Canon!
Really poor zoom feel grabs between 23 and 35mm
Front of lens extends inward and outward when zooming in and out
I bought this lens to take low light portraits during weddings. My initial impression is that this lens will be perfect. I even managed to pull off a 2 second exposure that was pretty sharp hand held which I would never be able to do otherwise.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I shoot with a Canon 70d and I have to say the clarity of this lens is unparalleled. I currently own other lenses including an EF-S 17-85 mm and a EF-S 18-135 mm, however this lens... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Michael Koszalka
I bought this Lens around 4 years, and it suddenly fail to auto-focus. the MF still working, but when I use AF, it keeps moving and never stop at the focus point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael
My use: With C100 for corporate video. Interviews both on location and on set.
Pros: This is a very flexible lens in that it lets in so much light that you can use it... Read more
When you point the lens downward it will zoom in if you don't hold it to prevent the lens from zooming in. That's literally my only complaint... Read morePublished 2 months ago by TSOBK
I've owned this for about 8 years now and it has functioned well. However, it does have a design flaw where it allows dust speckles to escape into the internal lens. Read morePublished 3 months ago by LuckyDog
It is physically large and heavy, but has a solid and well-built feel to it while handling and shooting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randall M.
I've had the lens about two weeks, and already taken several thousand photos with it. I was looking for the perfect all-in-one lens that would allow me to get some nice... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicole in CA