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

Canon EF-S 17–55mm f/2.8 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens: This Canon EF-S standard zoom lens combines a fast autofocus with image stabilizer technology for consistent image quality throughout the zoom range. A wide-open f/2.8 maximum aperture draws attention to your subject by creating a soft background blur, resulting in professional-quality portraits and scenic images, even in low-light settings.

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What's Included


  • Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S IS USM Standard Zoom Lens
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 31)

Features


Compatible with select Canon cameras

Designed for use with Canon EOS DSLR cameras with an APS-C sized sensor.

Standard zoom lens for versatile use

Choose the shot you want with an everyday lens that offers a range of focal lengths to meet the majority of your photo needs.

17–55mm focal length

Allows you to capture a variety of wide-angle and telephoto shots within a broad range of focal lengths.

f/2.8 maximum aperture

Produces clear images even in low-light situations, including indoor settings and on overcast days.

3-Stop optical image stabilization

Permits utilizing slower shutter speeds (up to 3 stops slower) without image blur.

Aspherical lens corrects aberration

Precision-ground lens focuses the light rays into a single point to reduce aberration and produce high-quality images.

UD glass for superior image quality

Effectively suppresses chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

Ultrasonic motor (USM) ensures smooth, precise focusing

Utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing. Ring-type USM permits manual focusing without switching out of auto mode.

Inner and rear focusing system

Design allows for a compact lens body with faster, more efficient autofocus performance.

1.15' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 77mm filters


Overall customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Real Winner

    Posted
    Cond12
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is an absolutely outstanding lens, a terrific replacement for the kit lens that came with my T4i. I was considering the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L lens, however the cost was out of my range (even with the Canon rebate). I must say that I am very impressed with the substantially improved image quality over the kit lens (it is wonderful to have a lens that allows the camera to realize it's true potential). The constant f2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range has made low light photography a real joy. No need to increase the ISO above 400 which is nearly as clear as 100 on the T4i. It is a bit larger and quite a bit heavier than the kit lens. This is a small price to pay as it balances very nicely in the hand and is very well built. A real winner in my opinion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice APS-C lens

    Posted
    Mike

    Bought Rebel T5i with kit lens. After a few months of learning new hobby I went to New Orleans and decided to rent this lens for the trip. Absolutely loved the results. I ended up buying the lens. I also bought the tamron 150-600 and got into birds and sports etc. and ended up getting new canon 7d mark ii because I felt I was not going to go full frame for another year or so and the results I get from this lens on both camera bodies are very nice for what i want to do. Personal stuff and not full time weddings, portraits perhaps as full frame would be the way to go I assume but then you have to get another lens to boot as this will not fit full frame. So, I would say if you don't think you will go full frame get this lens as an every day type lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, but heavy...

    Posted
    atphotography
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this lens so when I am in low lighting I have no problem getting a good photo in, preferably with a lower ISO setting. The kit lens can only use the larger aperture at 18mm, so this one I can set it to 2.8 and use it constantly. The focusing is very quick. Very, very quiet. Image stabilization is great. The only down side is the lens is SO heavy. I think it weighs more than my camera and kit lens put together. So unfortunately, after a long time of shooting, your hands will start to hurt. Especially shooting an event. Also there are times, when weight can affect how still you hold the camera. I think I am going to continue to use my kit lens in the studio for basic portraits, but if the this lens is needed I will definitely pull it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    17-55mm canon lens

    Posted
    vcandrew
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Amazing lens lots of lights coming in, even in f/9 indoor in Av is still bright picture perfect to my canon body, 77mm filter big difference in my kit lens. Build quality of the 17-55. The lens has a good solid feel. Nice bokeh at maximum aperture f/2.8. I wanted the Ultrasonic Motor (USM) feature, since this is known to be the fastest and quietest autofocus technology. The image stabilizer-this feature is definitely worth it. It makes taking sharp pictures in every shot. I would recommend this lens..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp, crisp pictures.

    Posted
    Misty420
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is a great lens. I was skeptical at first because of the price but After reading reviews, I decided to go for it. It is an easy lens to use and takes great pictures. The pictures are very sharp and look great. I'm trying to get away from using the auto mode and learn to use the Manual setting. So far everything that I have taken in manual had turned out picture perfect. I would recommend this lens to add to a collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow - lens worked great for class reunion photos

    Posted
    RB13
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Shot about 600 photos at a Class Reunion last week in all kinds of lighting ( indoor and outdoor ) from very near closeups to groups in all kinds of speeds from still to rock and roll dancing with NO flash. Focus was fast with the depth of field that I was looking for !!! and the colors in some cases looked better than the actual viewed by the human eye. Camera body was a Canon 80D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fantastic lens for low light and any occasion

    Posted
    AndyB
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love this lens. It's a heavy lens, but very much worth having for landscape, official group/individual portraits, and more. I use it with my Canon 70D and am very proud of the investment and photographic adventures ahead. This is a must buy for serious photographers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The only lens I use in my bag

    Posted
    TerryJ
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    I bought a Canon 70D bundle package at Christmas. This package came with two lenses. I wish I would've did a little bit more research and bought just the body and this Canon 17-55 lens. It would've been exactly what I need to suit my photography needs. Keep in mind, this lens is only for APC/Crop sensor cameras

    I would recommend this to a friend



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