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Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black

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Long product name Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black :
The short editorial description of Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
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Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black:
The official marketing text of Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black as supplied by the manufacturer
With a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range and a 3-stop Image Stabilizer, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM provides outstanding performance and framing flexibility in low light conditions.

- Wide angle zoom for EF-S mount bodies.
- f/2.8 aperture throughout zoom range.
- 3-stop Image Stabilizer.
- Fast, quiet auto focus.
- Super Spectra coating.
- Circular aperture for pleasing background blur.
- Passes distance information to E-TTL II.
- Optional lens hood.
Short summary description Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black:
This short summary of the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, SLR, 19/12, Wide lens, 13.8" (0.35 m), Canon EF-S, 0.669 - 2.17" (17 - 55 mm)
Long summary description Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM SLR Wide lens Black :

Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM. Component for: SLR, Lens structure (elements/groups): 19/12, Lens type: Wide lens. Camera brands compatibility: Canon, AF actuator: Ring USM, Compatible products: EOS. Color of product: Black. Diameter: 3.29" (8.35 cm), Filter size: 3.03" (7.7 cm), Length: 4.37" (11.1 cm). Magnification: 0.17x

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Lens system
Component for *
SLR
Lens structure (elements/groups) *
19/12
Lens type *
Wide lens
Closest focusing distance *
13.8" (0.35 m)
Maximum aperture number *
22
Image stabilizer *
Yes
Lens mount interface *
Canon EF-S
Focal length range (f-f)
0.669 - 2.17" (17 - 55 mm)
Number of diaphragm blades
7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
1.06 - 3.46" (27 - 88 mm)
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
1.06" (27 mm)
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
3.46" (88 mm)
Image sensor format
APS-C
Lens system
Diagonal angle of view (min)
27.85°
Diagonal angle of view (max)
78.5°
Image stabilizer number of stops
3
Performance
Camera brands compatibility *
Canon
AF actuator
Ring USM
Compatible products
EOS
Ultrasonic motor (USM)
Yes
Design
Color of product
Black
Weight & dimensions
Diameter *
3.29" (8.35 cm)
Filter size *
3.03" (7.7 cm)
Length *
4.37" (11.1 cm)
Weight *
22.8 oz (645 g)
Other features
Magnification
0.17x
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-08-14
Testseek has collected 22 expert reviews for Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
82%
Source Review comments Score
Slrgear.com
Updated:
2014-11-05
Test NotesIt's great to see the camera manufacturers making more and more lenses optimized for their sub-frame DSLRs. A great example of this trend is the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, a really excellent wide-to-medium range zoom with image stabilization...
89%
whatdigitalcamera.com
Updated:
2013-05-15
Constant f/2.8 aperture * Fast AF with internal focussing * 3.3x zoom range * Image stabilisation system * Compatible with E-TTL II flashguns Canon's APS-C format 17-55mm zoom is the most expensive of four lenses that cover the same format and share ap...
Good Peak resolution...
Bad Some colour fringing...
87%
photographyblog.com
Updated:
2013-07-11
The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is the fastest standard focal length zoom lens for for Canon EF–S mount DSLR cameras. Featuring an equivalent focal length of 27-88mm, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm offers a fast constant aperture of f/2.8 throughtout the...
80%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2013-05-02
The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM ($1,179 direct) is the top-end standard zoom lens for Canon APS-C cameras. Rebel D-SLRs are generally bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens that, while quite sharp, has a relatively slow f-stop, often...
Good Very sharp at wider angles, Fast aperture, Minimal distortion...
Bad Big, Expensive, Soft at 55mm...
Bottom line If you're looking to upgrade your 18-55mm kit lens, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a good, but expensive, way to go...
80%
cameralabs.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
Canon’s EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a premium zoom lens designed for EF-S bodies and announced alongside the EOS-30D digital SLR in February 2006. Boasting a constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range, it’s the fastest standard focal length...
Good Bright f2.8 aperture throughout zoom range, Effective anti-shake IS capability, Fast and quiet USM focusing motor, Superb low-light performance...
Bad Relatively expensive, Construction not Canon L standard yet, Range shorter than cheaper EF-S 17-85mm, Lens hood and pouch are not included...
Bottom line Canon EF-S 17-55mm verdict Canon’s EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is the optically fastest lens the company has produced for EF-S digital SLRs. The big question for EF-S body owners though is why they should pay extra for an f2.8 lens when they could enj...
79%
ephotozine.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
Specification Lens Name: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Focal range: 17-55mm Optical Construction: 19-12 elements/groups Max Aperture: f/2.8 Min Aperture: f/22 Closest focus: 0.35m Filter Thread: 77mm Dimensions: 83.5x110.6mm Weight: 0.645kg Price (S...
Good Good build quality with smooth operations Excellent Image Stabilisation Good image quality Popular Filter size...
Bad Expensive with no-upgrade path Distortion at the longer focal length. Slightly bulky for focal range.
Bottom line The lens is a high quality optic that is not quite up to L standard but takes close scrutiny to find the differences. Priced at the upper end of the spectrum for lenses that cannot be used on Canon’s professional camera models it would seem to have...
0%
Kenrockwell.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
In a Nutshell This is Canons most expensive midrange zoom designed exclusively for the 1.6x sensor cameras. It only works on the 30D, 20D and the Digital Rebels (Rebel (EOS 300), Rebel XT (EOS 350) and Rebel XTi (EOS 400). Forget it for film cameras...
0%
bobatkins.com
Updated:
2014-11-16
The Canon EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS USM and Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX DC OS HSM are both fast wide-to-short telephoto zooms designed for use on crop sensor digital cameras. On such cameras they approximate the same angle of view that you'd get from something like...
0%
The-digital-picture.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens, with a fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture, very high image quality, 3-stop Image Stabilization and a very popular focal length range, is one of the best general/multi-purpose lenses available. Since EF-S lenses only m...
0%
bobatkins.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
Summary: A good lens with a very effective Image Stabilization system. Perhaps the best "one lens" choice for the Digital Rebel XT and EOS 20D/30D. The Canon EF-S 17-85/3.5-5.6 IS USM is designed for use on the Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Digital Rebe...
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photozone.de
Updated:
2011-08-14
The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS is Canons APS-C standard zoom lens solution for the broad "prosumer" market. The lens has a price tag similar to Canon L zoom lenses but obviously Canon decided to keep this designation limited to high-end full format le...
Bottom line The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS is not a perfect lens but it lives quite well up to the very high expectations of the user base. The resolution figures are among the very best for an APS-C standard zoom lens. The center resolution is generally exc...
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photo.net
Updated:
2011-08-14
If you want a high-quality Canon-brand mid-range zoom for your Canon small-sensor digital SLR, you have a choice between the Canon 17-55/2.8 and... nothing. Fortunately, this is a very high quality lens indeed, with a constant f/2.8 aperture and image-...
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Slrgear.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
(From Canon lens literature) 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, cr...
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Wlcastleman.com
Updated:
2011-08-14
Performance Comparison Review of Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 ISversusTamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR LD and Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC MacroPerformance with a Canon APS-C digital camera (EOS-20D) Review In Progress This is the initial dr...
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