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Canon EF-S 17-55 mm

Canon EF-S 17-55 mm
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441 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 reviews of Canon EF-S 17-55 mm. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

price

On average, users rate this product 86/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF-S 17-55 mm

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Canon EF-S 17-55 mm from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The design is also appreciated. Comments are divided on the usability.

design, price

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 30D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM LensCanon EOS 30D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: ang18 (newegg.com)

Great Lens for the price

 

This lens was a replacement for my kit lens. I'm more than happy with the lower apeture, and achieving a great balance for both indooor and out.

The lens is light, quiet, and is sharp. Very good lens for the price

Auto focus is a bit slow

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Angie F. (newegg.com)

Great Lens for the price

 

This lens was a replacement for my kit lens. I'm more than happy with the lower apeture, and achieving a great balance for both indooor and out.

The lens is light, quiet, and is sharp. Very good lens for the price

Auto focus is a bit slow

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: MARINA R. (newegg.com)

Be careful

 

I bought a lens from Newegg in September and was very disappointed by quality. All the images were blurry and I had hard time getting a sharp image. When experimenting with a tripod I noticed that turning the stabilizer off made my lens take much...

Very sharp when adjusted

Seems to have very high level of defects.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Vitaly (newegg.com)

Be careful

 

I bought a lens from Newegg in September and was very disappointed by quality. All the images were blurry and I had hard time getting a sharp image. When experimenting with a tripod I noticed that turning the stabilizer off made my lens take much...

Very sharp when adjusted

Seems to have very high level of defects

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

beautiful images, high quality

 

* smooth zoom * quality images * IS USM helps a lot

expensive, but worth every penny.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Jonathan D. (newegg.com)

beautiful images, high quality

 

smooth zoom ; quality images ; IS USM helps a lot

expensive, but worth every penny

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: felixdeportu (newegg.com)

Canon 1242B002

 

If you need a good wide but need to maintain a certain level of zoom, get this lens, you will not regret it. I use nothing else for social events.

Magnificent lens, does the job for a good price. Sharp at most apertures, slightly soft at 2.8. Fast focus, very versatile

Will not work on full-frame sensors (5D, 1D). It will leave you wanting more if you expect to use it for fashion (runway) photography where you need a tele but that is NOT what this lens is for

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Felix P. (newegg.com)

Canon 1242B002

 

If you need a good wide but need to maintain a certain level of zoom, get this lens, you will not regret it. I use nothing else for social events.

Magnificent lens, does the job for a good price. Sharp at most apertures, slightly soft at 2.8. Fast focus, very versatile.

Will not work on full-frame sensors (5D, 1D). It will leave you wanting more if you expect to use it for fashion (runway) photography where you need a tele but that is NOT what this lens is for.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael J. (newegg.com)

Fantastic Lens

 

This lens does carry a high price tag for an EF-S design. However, you will not find an EF-S lens that performs better than this one. It is F/2.8 across the zoom range and this is invaluable for people that like taking photos using a shallow depth of...

Tack sharp, IQ is very good, extremely fast focus, F/2.8 at all zoom settings, very good build quality for a non-L lens, bokeh is very nice

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: MikeJ (newegg.com)

Fantastic Lens

 

This lens does carry a high price tag for an EF-S design. However, you will not find an EF-S lens that performs better than this one. It is F/2.8 across the zoom range and this is invaluable for people that like taking photos using a shallow depth of...

Tack sharp, IQ is very good, extremely fast focus, F/2.8 at all zoom settings, very good build quality for a non-L lens, bokeh is very nice

None

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

With its effective focal length range of approximately 16-35mm in 35mm format, the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is a remarkable lens with outstanding image quality that will take your photography into new dimensions and areas of dramatic expression. The super-wide zoom not only gives you the freedom to get exactly what you want in the shot, it dramatically alters perspective to allow for dynamic expression. The lens allows you to get extremely close to subjects, exaggerating the difference in size between a near object and its background. Creative photographers can use this phenomenon to create excellent separation between subject and background for a strong sense of presence, or for a pan-focus effect with everything from foreground to background sharply in focus. Exceptionally light and compact for its focal length range, the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM also has an incredibly close minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. A ring-type USM works in concert with the camera to provide super-fast, precision auto focusing and predictive tracking - with full manual override available at any time. Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens has specially shaped lens elements and Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare, which can be caused by reflections off digital camera sensors. An exclusive optional lens hood can further reduce the incidence of flare. A circular aperture provides a pleasing background blur when shooting with a wide aperture; ideal for creating a sense of depth and getting your subject or model to stand out from the background.

Accessories

Accessory Type:Focusing screen
Compatibility (Camera Model):Canon EOS 40D

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes
Ultra Sonic Motor: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:3.1in/3.3in
Length:4in
Weight:16.8oz/22.7oz

Focusing Screen

Type:Super Precision Matte

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon
Camera Mount:Canon EF / EF-S
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:EF-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon EF-S

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual/Automatic / Manual
Intended For:Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.8/F/4.0-5.6
Max Focal Length:55mm/85mm
Max View Angle:78.5degrees
Min Focal Length:17mm
Min Focus Range:13.8in
Optical Zoom:3.2/5
Special Functions:Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF-S

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical
Magnification:0.2

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty