Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Simply The Best
2 weeks ago
Summary: The 'L-class' APS-C Lens Feel confidence to know for sure that your pictures are the best The best wide zoom lens ever for APS-C. With a high price of course but there is a good reason. This is an L-class quality lens, it shares the L-series UD lens elements (L is for Luxury, Canon's top-of-the-line lenses). It’s not designated L because is not full-frame compatible. EF-S is designed only for ASP-C cameras. That said, the price is not so bad after all.
Summary: I've been using a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens for a number of years but really wanted a lens that focused faster and more accurately, especially in low light. I've considered the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 for a long time but the higher price was holding me back. I finally decided to make the move and I am really happy with this lens. I shoot dance performances and the low light and fast movement is a real challenge.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Conclusion: I decided to buy it as standard zoom lense, instead of having recommended kit lense for EOS 7D. I am glad I made a right choice, otherwise, I could have spent twice both on kit lens and EF 17-55. Its a great buy, stable with 2.8 gives a great changes to enhance the quality of work.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Perfect lens for amateur photographers or more serious!!
7 November 2013
Summary: Surely one of the best Canon lenses out of line L. Images are crystal clear and super fast focus are its main features. Worth every penny of its value. I recommend it to anyone who wants to take pictures of great quality without spending too much money on a series lens L.
Summary: This is a "normal" zoom, i.e., a range ideal for everyday subjects from moderately wide to short telephoto. It stands out from the crowd with a fast F 2.8 aperture and 3-stop image stabilization. Plus, build quality is excellent: good fit and finish, sturdy plastics and metal mount, but no weather seals. It's a hefty lens, due in no small part to the constant F2.8 aperture and image stabilization mechanism.
Summary: I bought this lens for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This as without a doubt the go-to lens for that camera. Covers a good focal distance, holds it's own in low light, and image stabilization is the one of the most overlooked and important factors. If you have that camera, get this lens.
Amazing complement for a crop sensor camera, LOVE IT IN MY CANON 7D
1 May 2013
Summary: Excellent for crop-sensor cameras, cristal clear pictures means less time editing. I believe in getting it in camera right instead of making something up in photo shop. This lens is fast, good quality, silent, etc. If you thinking on moving up to a full sensor camera don't buy it...it wont work. For my Canon 7D this is the perfect compliment!
Conclusion: I read all the negative on this lens but after carefully weighing my options, I purchased it and I have to say, I'm happy I did. Let me say first that it should be obvious that any zoom lens will have dust issues as they get older. Pumping the focal length in and out will carry dust into the lens body. It's cant be helped. If there was some unfortunate folks that got a lens that didn't live up to the Canon name, well that's why we buy from reputable sources, warranties.
Summary: I have had some time to learn to use the lens.It is awesome. with my kit lens of the same size I was lucky to get 3 out of 10 pictures to look good. now I get 7-8 out of ten to look great. I was looking for better picture quaility and beeing able to take low light pictures with out a flash. This lens does it all. The only down fall is the price...