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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Review
What Digital Camera
2 April 2013
Summary: Overall this is a very good lens. It is well specified and the combination of a 17mm minimum focal length a maximum aperture of f/2.8 is especially impressive. The zoom is fully compatible with Canon E-TTL II flashguns in respect of transferring distance information to help ensure optimal exposures.
Summary: Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM is a superb lens, with fantastic image quality and overall characteristics. Build quality can be improved and the lens does not come with a lens hood or a soft case, which comes as a disappointment considering its high retail price.
Excerpt: This digital-only, 27-88mm equivalent ($1,000, street) is a pro-caliber upgrade of Canon's popular 17-85mm amateur Image Stabilizer lens ($515, street). It has the hallmarks of Canon's professional, full-frame L-series (solid construction, aspheric elements, UD glass).
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM and Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lenses
Images by William Castleman
28 May 2007
Conclusion: CanonEF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Strengths: You get what you pay for with respect to image quality with this lens. The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS had 50% MTF and resolution scores closest to L-lenses or primes across the focal lengths tested.
Summary: It’s a valid point, but there’s still benefits to having a brighter lens with a digital SLR. First, the smaller focal ratio and circular aperture of the 17-55mm allows it to deliver shorter depths of fields with more pleasing bokehs than other EF-S lenses, making it ideal for portrait or dramatic...
Pros: Bright f2.8 aperture throughout zoom range, Effective anti-shake IS capability, Fast and quiet USM focusing motor, Superb low-light performance
Cons: Relatively expensive, Construction not Canon L standard yet, Range shorter than cheaper EF-S 17-85mm, Lens hood and pouch are not included
Excerpt: The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is a fast lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, so you can use it to obtain a shallow depth-of-field or help with reasonable exposures in lowlight situations.
Conclusion: The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS is not a perfect lens but it lives quite well up to the very high expectations of the user base. The resolution figures are among the very best for an APS-C standard zoom lens.
Excerpt: Originally posted 2006-06-22 on Optyczne.pl At the end of February 2006, Canon announced the release of its new Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM lens. This Canon lens was meant to fill the void for a good substitute for DSLR kit lens cameras with an APS-C class sensor.