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

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

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

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

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

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

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Canon EF-S 17-55 mm  f/ 2.8 IS USM MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 17-55 mm  f/ 2.8 IS USM MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF-S 17-55 mm  f/ 2.8 IS USM optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2006

Optical design: 19 elements in 12 groups (three aspherical and two extra-low dispersion)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $1120

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
17mm - 55mmf/2.8f/2270.3577645/22,8111/4,4

Additional information:

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

  • for APS-C cameras only with  the EF-S bayonet mount
  • equivalent focal length 27-88
  • constant max. aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range
  • diagonal angle of view 78º 30' – 27º
  • horizontal angle of view 68º 40' –23º 20'
  • vertical angle of view 48º – 15º 40'
  • max. magnification ratio  0.17 (at 55 mm)
  • magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II  0.45 – 0.23
  • magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II   1.71 – 0.51
  • the lens transmits distance information to the camera
  • ring-type USM autofocus drive
  • internal focusing - the filter does not rotate
  • full-time focusing (FTM)
  • maximum diameter  83.5 mm
  • EW-83J hood
  • LP1219 soft case
  • incompatibility with   EF1.4x II and EF2x II extenders

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM  is a high-quality fast standard zoom lens (only for APS-C cameras   with  the EF-S bayonet mount) with a 3-stop image stabilizer. The IS automatically detects when the camera is mounted on a tripod, thus preventing feedback loops between the IS sensor and stabilizer motor vibrations.

The optical scheme of the lens includes three high-precision aspherical elements and two Ultra-Low Dispersion glass elements ensuring a high-quality image throughout the zoom range.

The improved  Super Spectra coating reduces flare and ghosting effect, caused by image sensor reflection, when used on digital cameras.

High resolution, high lens speed, fast and accurate focusing, and soft bokeh make the Canon 17-55 mm  f/ 2.8 IS USM a powerful tool for crop factor cameras


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 08.10.2010



Photos taken with this lens Canon EF-S 17-55 mm  f/ 2.8 IS USM:


Winter park
Autor: il76
0 0 1410

Crop 100% on 33mm
Autor: il76
0 0 821

Crop 100% on 23mm
Autor: il76
0 0 847

Mechanical quality3.676
Optical quality4.006
Usability4.676
Pricing / Value3.006
Bokeh3.676
Overall lens rating
3.80

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