• Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras, Lens Only
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras, Lens Only

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras, Lens Only

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  • 17-55mm wide-angle zoom lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Canon DSLR cameras
  • AD and aspherical elements deliver impressive image quality through entire zoom range, Closest focusing distance : 1.15 feet
  • Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for image shake even in dim lighting
  • Large circular aperture produces shallow depth of field; ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM)
  • Measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long; weighs 22.8 ounces; 1-year warranty

Customer Reviews

THE LENS to have for your crop-sensor camera. Excellent images. Versatile. Value for money. I am not so much into the technical complexity of lens performance. But simply put, this is a very versatile lens that gives very sharp and brilliant images. I use this lens on my EOS 70D. It makes great portrait photos at f-stop 2.8, especially at focal lengths between 24-35mm. It is a great lens for low-light situations thanks to the image stabilizer and large aperture setting. I'm able to take images at 1/10 to 1/13 sec hand held without much problem. Landscape photos are good, although images appear a little flat and less impressive when the lens is completely zoomed out at 17mm focal length. Nevertheless, it is THE lens to get for your crop sensor if you do not see the need to spend more on an L-series lens. Truth is, I think this lens holds its own well enough in comparison to the more extravagant L-series cousins.The only downside is its weight. It can feel rather heavy especially if you are on a long trekking trip over bumpy and unpredictable terrains. Should not be an issue if you are just touring a city area with ample breaks at street-side cafes. Other minor issue is that there is no 'lock' switch to the lens barrel so it can spontaneously extend and 'zoom out' as you are walking (or trudging if you happen to be trekking).I purchased this from Amazon in March this year. I made use of Free Global Shipping but it took a long time for the product to arrive here in Singapore. Thankfully the lens arrived in perfect condition in its original packaging. On hindsight, if the purchase is going to be this big and important, I would use Priority shipping to minimize the anxiety. 5Prime Lens! This is my primary lens that I use on my Canon 7D. Great depth of field with the 2.8 & like the range of 17-55mm for my shots. This lens is what I use in place of the included kit lens when I purchased my 7D. I have owned this lens for over 10 years with no problems. 5Fantastic all around lens This is a very nice lens for those moving beyond the kit version. Super low light performance across all focal ranges coupled with image stabilization makes this great for indoor photos with no need for flash. The focal range covers wide angle to mid-range telephoto to make it a perfect all in one lens for walk-around purposes. AF is super fast and tack sharp. The only drawbacks re the cost and weight. Right now Amazon is offering this fabulous lens for $330 off; weight you will need to deal with, but it is not a bit issue for me given the many positives. 5Best jack of all trades lens Probably the best lens you can pair with the Canon 80D and that's what I did. The focal length is great as a versatile walking lens on the cropped 80d sensor. The added image stabilization is also a very nice feature of this lens to pair with the video capabilities of the 80D.Pros:- The quality of the images is definitely good, not the best lens, but it is almost impossible to find another lens that can beat the versatility here. You could probably find better primes, but none in a 35mm (cropped sensor equivalent) with image stabilization and that fast 2.8 aperture.- The auto focus worked great, was plenty fast and is pretty quiet. Not as quiet as the STM, but quiet enough to get usable audio from the onboard mic in a pinch.- Image stabilization is a must for hand-held video shots and allows for hand-held shots at slower shutter speeds.- While the lens is heavy, I also have used the Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART lens and that lens is even heavier so, I guess it's all relative.Cons:- Very big lens (the wide range of focal lengths means the lens is long)- In addition to the length, the diameter is 77mm which is also quite big.- No lens hood included (I reviewed the lens hood, and made comments about the enormous size of that hood and the high price)- Very expensive lens considering that it is an EF-S mount, which I believe means that you can't use it on a full-size body. So, if you ever decide to go to a full-size body, you can't take this lens with you.Conclusion:While there are a long list of negatives for this lens, they are not deal breakers. Again, you would be buying this for an APS-C camera and that would make this focal range more like 27-88mm which is a great range for walking around. The fast aperture at every focal length, and image stabilization make this an all-in-one lens. You could definitely carry around a few lenses which might be better, but most of then don't have image stabilization if you want to take video, plus you would need to be changing lenses constantly. This was the main lens I used on my trip and there is no single lens that could replace it. I highly recommend it if you are starting out and just want one lens to last a while. 5Dramatic kit lens replacement! If your APS-C Canon came with a 18-55mm kit lens, this is and astronomical upgrade.PROS:-constent f2.8 throughout zoom range-faster auto-focusing-sharper images-solid build quality-1mm wider addition to zoom rangeNEGATIVES:-about twice the size of kit lens-about four times heavier than kit lens 5Fantastic lens with wide angle that works for EF-S cameras. Nothing much to say. It's a great piece of glass that didn't get the "L" ring because it's EF-S, not because it's image quality lacks. Makes low-light photos easy with stabilization. 5Great value for a sharp lens. 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. However, for many landscape, and interior shots, it fills the bill nicely.I have not noticed any dust buildup in the lens, which was the major criticism I've seen for this lens. There are ways to safely clean this lens yourself, however. I found a few YouTube videos that show you how.I've only had one 'problem' with this lens. I noticed that it exhibited extreme lens creep after about a year of use. Pointing it up or down would cause the lens to creep and lose the compositions (and focus). This is unacceptable. I found a solution to this, by using some label strips (Dymo metallic) stacked along the lens barrel. This gives enough friction to prevent the creep. Thus, I deducted a star for this.I like the 77mm diameter of this lens, since I can use the same filters I use for my 10-22mm and 70-200mm lenses.I was really surprised to see that Canon lowered the price of this lens since I bought it. Back in 2011, you could't find one for much less than $1000. I have never regretted buying this lens. 4colors and bokeh are beautiful, ghosting and flaring are non-issues (and are beautiful ... It is physically large and heavy, but has a solid and well-built feel to it while handling and shooting. Lightroom has no problem automatically correcting any distortion, colors and bokeh are beautiful, ghosting and flaring are non-issues (and are beautiful when created on purpose). The 2.8 zoom is a no-brainer for any shooter's bag, and this APS-C only lens takes pictures that are indistinguishable from a 24-70 on a full frame body. 5Excellent sharpness Overall great lens. It's sharp as a tack and the contrast of the images is stunning. This lens is notorious for collecting dust. All of my lens' are in immaculate shape as I take good care of them but that did not prevent dust from collecting in this lens. It's easy to perform surgery on these lens' to clean them. I had it in top top shape after blowing out the lens. The whole process takes less than 8 minutes. I just wish I didn't have to take apart such an expensive lens. I'd be happier with giving it a 3.5 rating but i'll just round to 4 because of the positives mention above. Also, this lens, size-wise is a monster. The construction looks and feels great but you are going to feel the weight. There are comparable Sigma and Tamron lenses with a similar focal length that won't break your back like this bad boy. 4Awesome safari photos By far the best lens I have ever purchased. I recently returned from Zimbabwe and "needed" a lens for most shooting situations. I didn't want to carry a bunch of different lenses. I bought a Tamron 70-200mm for zoom and thought this would be a good choice for wide angle and portrait. The photos turned out amazing. super sharp in all lighting situations. Even on a night safari drive with just a spot light, I got excellent photos.. Well worth the cost 5
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Description
  • 17-55mm wide-angle zoom lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Canon DSLR cameras
  • AD and aspherical elements deliver impressive image quality through entire zoom range, Closest focusing distance : 1.15 feet
  • Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for image shake even in dim lighting
  • Large circular aperture produces shallow depth of field; ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM)
  • Measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long; weighs 22.8 ounces; 1-year warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews

THE LENS to have for your crop-sensor camera. Excellent images. Versatile. Value for money. I am not so much into the technical complexity of lens performance. But simply put, this is a very versatile lens that gives very sharp and brilliant images. I use this lens on my EOS 70D. It makes great portrait photos at f-stop 2.8, especially at focal lengths between 24-35mm. It is a great lens for low-light situations thanks to the image stabilizer and large aperture setting. I'm able to take images at 1/10 to 1/13 sec hand held without much problem. Landscape photos are good, although images appear a little flat and less impressive when the lens is completely zoomed out at 17mm focal length. Nevertheless, it is THE lens to get for your crop sensor if you do not see the need to spend more on an L-series lens. Truth is, I think this lens holds its own well enough in comparison to the more extravagant L-series cousins.The only downside is its weight. It can feel rather heavy especially if you are on a long trekking trip over bumpy and unpredictable terrains. Should not be an issue if you are just touring a city area with ample breaks at street-side cafes. Other minor issue is that there is no 'lock' switch to the lens barrel so it can spontaneously extend and 'zoom out' as you are walking (or trudging if you happen to be trekking).I purchased this from Amazon in March this year. I made use of Free Global Shipping but it took a long time for the product to arrive here in Singapore. Thankfully the lens arrived in perfect condition in its original packaging. On hindsight, if the purchase is going to be this big and important, I would use Priority shipping to minimize the anxiety. 5Prime Lens! This is my primary lens that I use on my Canon 7D. Great depth of field with the 2.8 & like the range of 17-55mm for my shots. This lens is what I use in place of the included kit lens when I purchased my 7D. I have owned this lens for over 10 years with no problems. 5Fantastic all around lens This is a very nice lens for those moving beyond the kit version. Super low light performance across all focal ranges coupled with image stabilization makes this great for indoor photos with no need for flash. The focal range covers wide angle to mid-range telephoto to make it a perfect all in one lens for walk-around purposes. AF is super fast and tack sharp. The only drawbacks re the cost and weight. Right now Amazon is offering this fabulous lens for $330 off; weight you will need to deal with, but it is not a bit issue for me given the many positives. 5Best jack of all trades lens Probably the best lens you can pair with the Canon 80D and that's what I did. The focal length is great as a versatile walking lens on the cropped 80d sensor. The added image stabilization is also a very nice feature of this lens to pair with the video capabilities of the 80D.Pros:- The quality of the images is definitely good, not the best lens, but it is almost impossible to find another lens that can beat the versatility here. You could probably find better primes, but none in a 35mm (cropped sensor equivalent) with image stabilization and that fast 2.8 aperture.- The auto focus worked great, was plenty fast and is pretty quiet. Not as quiet as the STM, but quiet enough to get usable audio from the onboard mic in a pinch.- Image stabilization is a must for hand-held video shots and allows for hand-held shots at slower shutter speeds.- While the lens is heavy, I also have used the Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART lens and that lens is even heavier so, I guess it's all relative.Cons:- Very big lens (the wide range of focal lengths means the lens is long)- In addition to the length, the diameter is 77mm which is also quite big.- No lens hood included (I reviewed the lens hood, and made comments about the enormous size of that hood and the high price)- Very expensive lens considering that it is an EF-S mount, which I believe means that you can't use it on a full-size body. So, if you ever decide to go to a full-size body, you can't take this lens with you.Conclusion:While there are a long list of negatives for this lens, they are not deal breakers. Again, you would be buying this for an APS-C camera and that would make this focal range more like 27-88mm which is a great range for walking around. The fast aperture at every focal length, and image stabilization make this an all-in-one lens. You could definitely carry around a few lenses which might be better, but most of then don't have image stabilization if you want to take video, plus you would need to be changing lenses constantly. This was the main lens I used on my trip and there is no single lens that could replace it. I highly recommend it if you are starting out and just want one lens to last a while. 5Dramatic kit lens replacement! If your APS-C Canon came with a 18-55mm kit lens, this is and astronomical upgrade.PROS:-constent f2.8 throughout zoom range-faster auto-focusing-sharper images-solid build quality-1mm wider addition to zoom rangeNEGATIVES:-about twice the size of kit lens-about four times heavier than kit lens 5Fantastic lens with wide angle that works for EF-S cameras. Nothing much to say. It's a great piece of glass that didn't get the "L" ring because it's EF-S, not because it's image quality lacks. Makes low-light photos easy with stabilization. 5Great value for a sharp lens. 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. However, for many landscape, and interior shots, it fills the bill nicely.I have not noticed any dust buildup in the lens, which was the major criticism I've seen for this lens. There are ways to safely clean this lens yourself, however. I found a few YouTube videos that show you how.I've only had one 'problem' with this lens. I noticed that it exhibited extreme lens creep after about a year of use. Pointing it up or down would cause the lens to creep and lose the compositions (and focus). This is unacceptable. I found a solution to this, by using some label strips (Dymo metallic) stacked along the lens barrel. This gives enough friction to prevent the creep. Thus, I deducted a star for this.I like the 77mm diameter of this lens, since I can use the same filters I use for my 10-22mm and 70-200mm lenses.I was really surprised to see that Canon lowered the price of this lens since I bought it. Back in 2011, you could't find one for much less than $1000. I have never regretted buying this lens. 4colors and bokeh are beautiful, ghosting and flaring are non-issues (and are beautiful ... It is physically large and heavy, but has a solid and well-built feel to it while handling and shooting. Lightroom has no problem automatically correcting any distortion, colors and bokeh are beautiful, ghosting and flaring are non-issues (and are beautiful when created on purpose). The 2.8 zoom is a no-brainer for any shooter's bag, and this APS-C only lens takes pictures that are indistinguishable from a 24-70 on a full frame body. 5Excellent sharpness Overall great lens. It's sharp as a tack and the contrast of the images is stunning. This lens is notorious for collecting dust. All of my lens' are in immaculate shape as I take good care of them but that did not prevent dust from collecting in this lens. It's easy to perform surgery on these lens' to clean them. I had it in top top shape after blowing out the lens. The whole process takes less than 8 minutes. I just wish I didn't have to take apart such an expensive lens. I'd be happier with giving it a 3.5 rating but i'll just round to 4 because of the positives mention above. Also, this lens, size-wise is a monster. The construction looks and feels great but you are going to feel the weight. There are comparable Sigma and Tamron lenses with a similar focal length that won't break your back like this bad boy. 4Awesome safari photos By far the best lens I have ever purchased. I recently returned from Zimbabwe and "needed" a lens for most shooting situations. I didn't want to carry a bunch of different lenses. I bought a Tamron 70-200mm for zoom and thought this would be a good choice for wide angle and portrait. The photos turned out amazing. super sharp in all lighting situations. Even on a night safari drive with just a spot light, I got excellent photos.. Well worth the cost 5
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