Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
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upgrade w/o breaking the bank
P, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: being just a hobbiest I am going from a standard lens that was included with my Canon RebelT3i to this lens. I wanted to upgrade my gear w/o maxing my CC. I was surprised by the size and weight but still easy to work with. I was looking for better sharpness and DOF for smaller space shooting areas--this lens is perfect!!
Excerpt: I use this lens all the time and love it. The wide is enough for my needs and opening up to f2.8 is awesome. If I had to pick on it for a reason it would be that I wish it could be a longer zoom closer to 105mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Summary: I've been using this lens for over 2 years now. It replaced the 17-85mm f4-5.6 that I bought several years ago. Here are some of my random comments about it. This lens is mounted on my camera (Canon 7d) more than any other lens. It is very sharp for a zoom, and I have tested the sharpness using FoCal and various test targets. The IS and auto-focus is effective and fast enough for me. There are times when I wish it would reach a bit further, maybe, 70mm.
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.
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.
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.