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  • Focal length range of 17-55mm

  • Fast constant max aperture of f/2.8

  • Inner focusing with ring-type Ultra-sonic motor (USM)

  • UD and Aspherical elements

  • 19 lens elements arranged in 12 groups

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EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM



A bight standard zoom lens with a focal length of 17-55, it has a bright constant aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction incorporates the use of UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) elements and aspherical elements together with a ring-type USM (Ultra-sonic motor). The lens is suitable as a perfect portrait and standard zoom lens for everyday photography needs on an APS-C DSLR with a crop factor of 1.6x.


To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras.* The large circular aperture produces a shallow depth-of-field, creating background blur that draws attention to the photographic subject. The lens construction includes UD and aspherical elements, which deliver impressive image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for camera movement so that the image appears steady on the image plane, ensuring clear, crisp images, even in dim light. With a Ring-type USM, inner focusing and new AF algorithms, this lens achieves autofocus quickly and quietly, and with full-time mechanical manual focusing, manually adjusting the focus is possible even in AF mode.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

17-55mm 1:2.8


Lens Construction

19 elements in 12 groups


Diagonal Angle of View

78°30' - 27°50'


Focus Adjustment

AF with full-time manual


Closest Focusing Distance

1.15 ft. / 0.35m


Zoom System

5-group helical zoom (front group moves: 27mm)


Filter Size

77mm


Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

3.3 in. x 4.4 in., 22.8 oz. / 83.5mm x 110.6mm, 645g (lens only)

Hood: EW-83J (bayonet, petal form, two-claw removable hood; attachable in reverse)


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Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
  • Consistent output (4)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Rugged (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
    • Upgrade (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    17-55 mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle

    By trout120

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Special Effects
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens:

    I have used a friends camera with this lense. It is a sharp focus and photos are great.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Should be an L,but its a technicality

    By Rob the action guy

    from Rocklin, CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast
    • Rugged
    • Sharp Focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens:

      This lens is the same as the kit lenses that come with the rebel series. ONLY A LOT BETTER! first off the F/2.8 is great in all situations especially for wonderful bokah and low light situations. The only reason why this lens is not an L series is because it does not work with all the cameras. Image stabilization is a plus, but honestly only adds to the price. If you have the money, get this lens, you will not regret it.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great all around lens

      By komart75

      from houston, tx

      About Me Semi-Professional

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Rugged
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens:

        This is a great lens if you're looking to upgrade to a high end walk around zoom. Takes very sharp pictures and colors are great. The bokeh is nice and buttery smooth making even the simplest pictures dramatic. Great for indoor photography and low light situations. This is a good lens to build your collection of glass around. The only thing keeping this lens from being an "L" is the fact that it's not encased in metal with the red stripe, otherwise this is an "L"; and a good "L" at that. Would highly recommend this lens. No weaknesses, except maybe the large and expensive filters that fit it, but if you can afford the lens then you can afford the filters.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bring life to your photos

        By Tom

        from Blaine, MN

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        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Upgrade
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens:

        This new lense brings life to your photos and it could not be more easier to use.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent addition to the EF-S lineup

        By Keith "Always Ready" Walker

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits
          • Professional Work
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens:

          This lens is all you can ask for and more if you're looking to add a wide zoom w/IS to your arsenal. The len is consistently sharp throughout zoom. Try this lens, and I promise you'll think your holding a Canon "L". Canon hit the mark with this one. Don't walk, but run and pick one up today!!!

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