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

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

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Overall 2
2.0

Inconsistent autofocus

Doctor Ed, Amazon
26 May 2015
  • Summary: I have owned this lens for a few years. Since it was new, the autofocus has performed very poorly in landscape-type shots. Sometimes the focus is sharp, but most of the time it is a bit blurry, and sometimes very blurry. The autofocus problem is very specific.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

lvstyle59, Adorama
12 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I would NOT have purchased had this been listed as a grey market item.
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Overall 2
2.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Disappointed

manu, Canon
11 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Purchased the lens and within 2 days and about 100 photos, it broke. The Auto Focus feature stopped working.
  • Cons: broken auto focus on 2nd day
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Overall 2
2.0

24-70 is much sharper

Disappointed, B&H Photo
6 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Distortion!

Bill, Canon
3 December 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images, pincushion distortion!
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Overall 2
2.0

I had this lenses for about three years and it ...

Arsenio Romeiro, Amazon
6 July 2009
  • Summary: I had this lenses for about three years and it just broke. The cable that drives the aperture is broken. It only works in the maximum aperture. I was told this is a common problem with this lens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Disappointed

Sarah, B&H Photo
21 July 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

one Star

Mike, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Overall 2
2.0

Screw loose in canon

Don Boswell, Amazon
21 July 2009
  • 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.
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