Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM review by hansdampf
2 days ago
Summary: I highly recommend this lens in combination with an EOS 7D without hesitation. The autofocus is very fast focus and the focal length of the crop sensor is completely sufficient for most images. Since then I have bought it, I've shot several 1000s of pictures with it and all of them are keepers. My recommendation: Save a little longer for this lens instead of an EF-S 18-200 or even 18-135.
Summary: The 'L-class' APS-C Lens Feel confidence to know for sure that your pictures are the best The best wide zoom lens ever for APS-C. With a high price of course but there is a good reason. This is an L-class quality lens, it shares the L-series UD lens elements (L is for Luxury, Canon's top-of-the-line lenses). It’s not designated L because is not full-frame compatible. EF-S is designed only for ASP-C cameras. That said, the price is not so bad after all.
Summary: I've been using a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens for a number of years but really wanted a lens that focused faster and more accurately, especially in low light. I've considered the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 for a long time but the higher price was holding me back. I finally decided to make the move and I am really happy with this lens. I shoot dance performances and the low light and fast movement is a real challenge.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Perfect lens for amateur photographers or more serious!!
7 November 2013
Summary: Surely one of the best Canon lenses out of line L. Images are crystal clear and super fast focus are its main features. Worth every penny of its value. I recommend it to anyone who wants to take pictures of great quality without spending too much money on a series lens L.
Conclusion: I decided to buy it as standard zoom lense, instead of having recommended kit lense for EOS 7D. I am glad I made a right choice, otherwise, I could have spent twice both on kit lens and EF 17-55. Its a great buy, stable with 2.8 gives a great changes to enhance the quality of work.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Summary: This is a "normal" zoom, i.e., a range ideal for everyday subjects from moderately wide to short telephoto. It stands out from the crowd with a fast F 2.8 aperture and 3-stop image stabilization. Plus, build quality is excellent: good fit and finish, sturdy plastics and metal mount, but no weather seals. It's a hefty lens, due in no small part to the constant F2.8 aperture and image stabilization mechanism.
Summary: Great for low light, natural light photos. Sharp photos even wide open at F2.8. The glass is L grade but the build of the lens is not. Common to all Canon consumer grade lenses. Overall I am very happy with the lens, especially at the price I paid!
Summary: I bought this lens for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This as without a doubt the go-to lens for that camera. Covers a good focal distance, holds it's own in low light, and image stabilization is the one of the most overlooked and important factors. If you have that camera, get this lens.
Conclusion: This lens, even with the EF-S format and inferior build quality, produces surprisingly good images, outcompeting even such "L" lens as 24-105/4 L IS USM. Particularly related to chromatic aberrations which in this lens are neglegible.