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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
8.5 out of 10

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

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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
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Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

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.
  • Pros: Peak resolution
  • Cons: Some colour fringing
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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
1 June 2009
  • 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.
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Lens Test: Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM

Pop Photo
8 March 2009
  • 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).
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Overall 8
8.0

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

PC Magazine
8 March 2009
  • Conclusion: If you're looking to upgrade your 18-55mm kit lens, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a good, but expensive, way to go.
  • Pros: Very sharp at wider angles. Fast aperture. Minimal distortion.
  • Cons: Big. Expensive. Soft at 55mm.
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Overall 10
10

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

The Digital Picture
19 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens, with a fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture, very high image quality , 3-stop Image Stabilization and a very popular focal length range, is one of the best general purpose lenses available .
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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.
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Overall 8
7.9

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

Camera Labs
1 August 2006
  • 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
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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

PhotographyBLOG
10 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens has a fairly narrow focusing ring with no hard stops at either ends of the range, making it more difficult to set focus at infinity. Manual override of the autofocusing system is available at any time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
1 February 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0

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

photozone.de
24 April 2008
  • 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 seen so far for an APS-C standard zoom lens.
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