Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Cannot possibly recommend this product
study time, B&H Photo
11 June 2013
Excerpt: I've had this lens now for over half a year and have come to the conclusion that I must have received a bad copy. Initially when I got this lens I thought it was inconsistently sharp and soft more often than not, even with tripod mounted shots. I didn't want to rule out user error right away so I did not send it back to B&H.
Excerpt: When I bought this lens it was between this and the 24-70. I read the reviews and chose this lens to go on my 7D as the walk around. What a mistake. It is completely inconsistent. Every so often it snaps an incredible pic in terms of sharpness, but the vast majority of them are OOF. And the color is nowhere near my other canon lenses. The build quality is not good and I'm speculating it affects the IS operation. This lens has cost me a lot more than the list price.
Conclusion: This lens has terrible pincushion distortion! At any focal length above about 20 mm, a rectangle that fills the screen will be severely distorted. Using this lens to photograph artwork is nearly impossible, and the focus is not great, either. This is the only lens I have ever returned. I would recommend the EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM instead. (The only "feature" of the lens, as far as I can tell, is the image stabilization, which works fine - hence 5 stars for that.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens and sold it within a couple months. The image quality was not what I was expecting and all of my images had a lot of noise in them, even when shooting at ISO 100. I would not waste my money on this one.
Summary: July 2008 and bought a Canon EFS17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens for a Canon Eos digital camera.An expensive lens. The lens had very good reviews and took fabulous photos. It was not used a lot, perhaps for taking a few hundred photos over 2 years. Imagine how disgusted I was when first it started making a few odd noises, then it seemed a bit loose, then a Screw appeared inside the lens! It had come out from somewhere in the camera.