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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 €;
142 users have given it an average vote of 9.3 out of 10.


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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 March 13, 2021

Pros: Excellent sharpness and overall optical quality, stabilized

Cons: Lack of tropicalization

Opinion: Excellent all-rounder zoom lens, of excellent optical quality. Sharp at all focal points, and almost at all openings, although it perhaps besto sings around f 4 or f 5.6. Stabilization is also excellent, allowing you to recover two or three stops. It looks like a real "L" lens, but without the officially indicated L. Too bad for the lack of tropicalization (but they should have really called it "L" by force!). Highly recommended for Canon's APS-C SLRs, perhaps the best EF-S lens and zoom in general for this type of cameras. Highly recommended.

avatarjunior
sent on October 13, 2020

Pros: f2.8 on all focal extensions - Stabilizer - Optical Quality Sharpness - Focal Extension

Cons: Autofocus mechanism noise in videos that can be deleted with external microphone

Opinion: Anyone who buys the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 will buy excellence. It's the best zoom in terms of sharpness even with the aperture diaphragm and in all the focal excursions that Canon has ever done, and the confirmation is given by the fact that even today it is among the most sought-after zoom lenses and appreciated by the various photographers who own Canon Aps-c machine bodies. Very versatile, suitable for all the various photographic needs ranging from the panorama, to the nocturnal to get to the portraits, it is well suited and stands out especially for the fact that keeping the opening of the constant diaphragm of f2.8 also to the focal of 55mm (which corresponds on the fullframes at 88mm) allows you to get a beautiful blurry background in the portraits. I recommend given the importance of the lens, to protect the front lens from scratches fingers powder etc, with a special quality UV filter of 77mm (I recommend the excellent hoya Hoya PRO-1 Digital UV filter). The purchase of the zoom I made from the store of murripatrizia (at the price of 580 euros), is a well-established guarantee of savings compared to other stores of the competition, appreciated the fact that at each purchase you receive a discount voucher to use in the next purchase. Ordered on September 15, arrived on October 5, 2020, thus respecting the timely waiting times of about 20 days indicated by the store for delivery. As for the Canon 17-55 f2.8, some reviews indicate that the autofocus in moving forward or backward, generates a noticeable (albeit very little), mechanism noise.... This is true... and in video footage (if you use the microphone embedded in your Canon) that noise is recorded in the video and you hear it distinctly, but if you use an external microphone, such as the Rode or the Boya or other), I even use the wire microphone found in the smartphone packages) in the video there is absolutely no noise of the mechanism of the autofocus, since the external microphone, unlike the one embedded in the Chassis of the Canon, does not suffer from the acoustic case effect that transmits any kind of noise even those when you touch your reflex, so if you make videos, get a good microphone. If you have instagram, and you'd love to see my photos, follow me on my instagram account here: www.instagram.com/zilaghe

avatarjunior
sent on July 16, 2020

Pros: Range of focals, fixed opening to f/2.8, image quality, IS.

Cons: A little slippery focal point, it's not EF

Opinion: A whole other world than the 18-55mm. The quality of the details is wonderful and the chromatic rendering is very faithful, even at the full opening and in the corners of the image. The fact that it is f/2.8 already makes it a fairly bright lens, and the stabilization allows slightly longer shooting times. Overall it's a really gorgeous optics, which I'd regret if I had to switch to FF... however, I do not understand why the dial of the focals was made so "slippery". I thought it might be a flaw in my lens, but reading other reviews I saw that almost everyone complains about it. It is not a very annoying thing, but a lens of this price should not make certain games: it extends and withdraws even with the force of gravity (What is definitely helped by the abundant weight of the lens).

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!




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