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

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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

Construction Elements/Groups: 19-Dec
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)
Filter Size 77mm
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.