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.
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.
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.
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.