The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is a large aperture lens specifically designed for EF-S type APS-C digital SLR cameras. PhotographyBlog has posted a full review for the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
This lens offers a super wide angle to short telephoto zoom range, with built-in Image Stabilization. The internal stabilization has a sharpness benefit equivalent to a three-stop faster shutter speed, making this lens outstanding in low light situations.
The EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is available with free shipping at Adorama with a price of $1,059.00.
Canon 17-55mm Specifications
|Angle of view||H: 68º 40′ – 23º 20′
V: 48º – 15º 40′
D: 78º 30′ – 27º 50′
|F stop range||f/2.8-22|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.35m / 1.14 ft.|
|Maximum Magnification||0.17x (at 55mm)|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||4.35″ x 3.28″ / 110.6 x 83.5|
|Weight||22.75 oz / 645 g|
|Notes||Image size: APS-C
35mm film equivalent focal length (mm) 27-88
From PhotographyBlog conclusion:
So despite its age, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM remains a good option for kit lens users looking to upgrade, or if you want the best dedicated standard zoom for your Canon APS-C camera and don’t mind paying for the privilege.