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

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Overall 8
8.0

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

PC Magazine
26 April 2008
  • 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 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 macro work – see our Gallery page.
  • 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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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. The center resolution is nothing short of outstanding and the even borders can keep a very good to even excellent quality level.
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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 - Retest @ 15mp / Review

photozone.de
18 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 for an APS-C standard zoom lens. The center resolution is generally excellent even on the EOS 50D and the borders can keep a very good quality level.
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