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8.6 out of 10

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

The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens,offers you a fast fixed Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens

Geno, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Fantastic lens, a bit pricey. A lot of distortion at Wide Angle
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lense for on the field.

albyrd, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lense the most with my blackmagic cinema camera. If you need a lense where you are out and about and you are not sure what you plan to capture this one is very versatile.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast sharp lens with one major defect

M in AZ, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is an excellent lens, very sharp, very fast, and of solid construction (although, as others have pointed out, not up to L caliber). It is a great lens especially for the price but there is one caveat - it suffers from marked lens flare.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality Lens

ag25, B&H Photo
26 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm a very casual shooter, and only occasionally take photos that are paid jobs. I got the lens since I value a large constant aperture over longer range like Canon's 15-85.I upgraded from the standard 18-55, and find I have more photos now that are out of focus, or mis-focus; however I don't know if this is due to the narrower depth of field at f/2.8, combined with personal bad judgement through the viewfinder, OR if the autofocus with this lens has a problem.
  • Pros: Quality, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 17-55 EF-S f2.8IS

Nick, B&H Photo
24 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I researched a lot and tried to figure out which lense would fit my needs without breaking the bank. So far so good, no creeping like others have stated, build not the same as my 24-105L but this is solid. This lense will be on my 60D 90% of the time! excited to do some portraits with it. Worth the money if you have a crop sensor camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice fast lens for handheld photography

Pamhowdy, Adorama
22 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice fast lens for handheld photography. Quality glass for reasonable price for Rebel.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

A good indoor low-light lens

Happy photographer, Adorama
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: My most shots are outdoor of plants and wildlife. Recently, I shoot some indoor activities, such as musicals, plays, meetings, awards, etc. I use the lens with Canon T4i camera. I am struggling and learning. I had some good shots and some not so good shots. It could be due to my inexperience of indoor shooting. I wish the lens comes with more instructions and references.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great landscape lens

Jenna, Adorama
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I use it as my main walkaround lens, very high quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but heavy

Jim, buydig.com
29 October 2013
  • Summary: Used it on multiple occasions and multiple environments. Besides being heavy, i haven't found any troubles so far.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Upgrade from Kit Lens

Nick, B&H Photo
24 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this to replace the 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS II kit lens from my T3i. The 17-55 is leaps and bounds a better lens. And for the price it better be. Honestly that's my only complaint with this lens. That's only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5. This is L series cost, and the glass may be L quality, but the construction isn't. While it is much better quality than the kit lenses, it isn't near that of most L lenses.
  • Pros: Color Transmission, Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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