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

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
$772 - $799
17-55 mm
autofocus 3.2x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Designed for APS-C Canon EF-S
  • Canon IS Image stabilized
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"very good lens. the best walk around for a crop."

bhphotovideo.com

"This is also a great lens for shooting HD video."

bhphotovideo.com

"It is a bit heavier and cumbersome to manipulate however."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6 and Canon EOS 80D.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
66.5 - 22.9°
horizontal angle of view
27.5-89mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Canon IS

Cons

The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
3.2x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
Help
17 mm
Max focal length
Help
55 mm
Zoom range
Help
3.2x
Magnification
Help
1:5.9 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
Help
f/2.8
Wide minimum
Help
f/22
Tele maximum
Help
f/2.8
Tele minimum
Help
f/22

Features

Auto focus
Help
Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
Help
Canon USM
Image stabilization
Help
Canon IS
unique unique
Fisheye
Help
No
Tilt-shift
Help
No

Form factor

Lens mount
Help
Canon EF-S
Length
Help
112 mm
Diameter
Help
84 mm
Filter size
Help
77 mm
Weight
Help
0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
Help
22.9°
Wide vertical
Help
47.3°
Telephoto vertical
Help
15.4°
Wide diagonal
Help
76.5°
Telephoto diagonal
Help
27.4°

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens?

Speech is free, but discussion at LensHero is moderated! Please discuss your opinion of this lens here, and discuss feedback for LensHero at our support community.

Showing 4 comments

Avatar for Adriano De Caso Adriano De Caso (3:01 AM, August 20, 2015)
This lens is compatible with the eos rebel t5?
 
Lewis Albert (1:06 AM, April 18, 2012)
Are you sure this lens is compatible with the 5dmk3?
 
Kobi251172 (7:40 AM, March 20, 2012)
It is a EF-S, meaning it will NOT fit to full frame cameras...
 
Avatar for geoff_janes geoff_janes (0:04 AM, December 20, 2010)
Well I will leave a comment about the lens. This is an L series lens in disguise. It is extraordinarily sharp and the colours are vivid and excellent. This should be considered by anyone who has their eyes on 24-70 as you gain the IS and that is around the same real life focal length you are getting.