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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, Closest focusing distance : 1.15 feet
- 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|
|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||77 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||Canon EF-S||Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
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|Item Weight||1.42 lbs||5.61 ounces||1.25 lbs||—||1.27 lbs||0.85 lb|
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|Maximum Focal Length||55 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||85 millimeters||22 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||17 millimeters||50 millimeters||17 millimeters||24 millimeters||15 millimeters||10 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||49 millimeters||77 millimeters||52 millimeters||72 millimeters||77 millimeters|
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 Product Description To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras.* The large circular aperture produces a shallow depth-of-field, creating background blur that draws attention to the photographic subject. The lens construction includes UD and aspherical elements, which deliver impressive image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for camera movement so that the image appears steady on the image plane, ensuring clear, crisp images, even in dim light. With a Ring-type USM, inner focusing and new AF algorithms, this lens achieves autofocus quickly and quietly, and with full-time mechanical manual focusing, manually adjusting the focus is possible even in AF mode.
From the Manufacturer
Designed to meet consumer demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, the EF-S 17-55mm offers image quality on par with Canon's highly regarded L-series lenses. The lens features a large circular aperture that produces a shallow depth of field, creating background blur that draws special attention to the photographic subject. The lens construction, meanwhile, includes UD and aspherical elements that deliver impressive image quality throughout the entire zoom range. And thanks to the Image Stabilizer lens groups--which shift to compensate for camera shake--the image appears crisp and clear on the image plane, eve in dim light. Finally, the lens offers a ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), inner focusing, and new AF algorithms to help achieve autofocus quickly and quietly, along with full-time mechanical manual focusing that makes it possible to manually adjust the focus even in AF mode. As with all Canon lenses, this lens carries a one-year warranty.
- 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
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I tested the lens in a variety of real-world and "pixel peeping" ways -- indoors and outside. What ultimately made me return it was the significant vignetting at f2.8. There were probably 2-3 f stops of light falloff in the corners, and to me, I purchased this lens to operate wide open.
I returned the 17-55 lens to Amazon. It was an easy return, so that was nice. Bottom line is... I don't think I had a bad copy. Sharpness was good -- maybe a bit better than my 18-135mm kit lens. It wasn't as sharp as my primes. The zoom ring had a bit of a snag around 20mm, which I thought odd ... but that alone wasn't enough to make me return it.
Ultimately, the light falloff at f2.8 was just too extreme for what I expected from a $1k Canon lens. Based on the Photozone.de and other site reviews, vignetting is a design issue with all fast zooms. The Canon fares pretty badly compared to the competition, so for the money I just couldn't justify keeping it. You can correct vignetting in Photoshop Raw, and the 60d has a function that brightens the corners a bit in-camera. But to me, those are just workarounds for the physics and design of this lens.
I may try the Canon 16-35mm f2.8, which is designed for a full-frame camera like a 5d. Perhaps any vignetting issues in that design will fall outside the crop sensor of my 60d.
I also bought the Canon 430 flash with a Sto-Fen diffuser, and they make a great team with this lens. I feel like a pro when I shoot now, and my results are getting there.
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f2.8 (low light) and IS, normal range for a DSLR.
But for the money we pay, it doesn't have any weather sealing and gets fungus, water/moisture...Read more