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

To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a 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.

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 17mm – 55mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ2.8
    Minimum: ƒ22
  • Angle of View 27.5° – 78.3°
  • Lens Construction 19 elements in 12 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 7
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 35cm (1.148')
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Weight 645g (1.42 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review
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 purpose lenses available. Since EF-S lenses only...
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Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS Review
The 17-55mm IS is Canon's most expensive midrange zoom designed exclusively for the 1.6x sensor cameras. Forget it for 35mm cameras, full-frame and 1.3x digital cameras. Good News: 1.) Instant autofocus. 2.) Less distortion than other...
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Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS - Review / Test Report
Announced at the PMA '06 the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS is one of the most anticipated lenses for Canon users since the introduction of Canon APS-C DSLRs. So far users had the choice between two standard zoom options within the native Canon...
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