Canon EF-S zoom lens

Mfg.Part: 1242B002 | CDW Part: 976050 | UNSPSC: 45121600
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  • 17 mm
  • 55 mm
  • f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF/EF-S
  • for EOS 1000
  • 40
  • 450
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  • 17 mm
  • 55 mm
  • f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF/EF-S
  • for EOS 1000
  • 40
  • 450
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To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new 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.

Canon EF-S zoom lens is rated4.18 out of5 by11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of canons BestAfter about a year of use, mostly weddings, I would say this is a very nice lens. I use two lenses in my work, this lens and the canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS. The blur is perfect and low light is no problem for either. I use a canon 50D and the crop factor (1.6) works well with both. The quality of photos under all conditions has been nothing less than perfect. Many weddings I only use the 17-55 and leave the 70-200 in the bag for a back up. The size, weight, and balance are nice. Portraits are perfect. Has zoom, IS, 2.8, fast focus, and great performance, but should be offered in a L seies for weather and dust. No problems yet but for the money it could be built better. Considering the choices Canon offers, It is a must have.
Date published: 2009-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surprisingly good!This lens, even with the EF-S format and inferior build quality, produces surprisingly good images, outcompeting even such "L" lens as 24-105/4 L IS USM. Particularly related to chromatic aberrations which in this lens are neglegible.
Date published: 2013-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it, Hated it, Hoping to Love it Again.I was in love with this lens - it captured vivid colors, had wonderful saturation and clarity. But the IS died on it during my second full day of shooting. Very frustrating. I sent it back to the retailer and I'm hoping that my next copy does not have the same problems.
Date published: 2010-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from since 2007I bought this lens, to replace the kit lens on my 30D, for a trip trip to Alaska in 2007. It has seen almost constant use since then and is now on my 7D. I have more than 5000 shots on this lens. I love it! I have never had a problem with it. It is changed often for my long lens in the field. I have no dust issues. I like the way it feels when in use.
Date published: 2012-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullExcellent carry around lens with sharp picture and fast focus. IS is excellent and probably the only f2.8 lens in this range. Dust creeping into the lens is an issue though and needs to be watched carefully.
Date published: 2012-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great LensGreat Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great
Date published: 2012-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have workout will travelHeavy, Big, and Large comes with this lens. its a unique and stunning piece of eqiupment to say the least. Say good buy to your little pop up flash friend and hello to biceps made of steel carrying this thing around. It's your choice, quality pics, or quality of life?
Date published: 2009-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding LensI read all the negative on this lens but after carefully weighing my options, I purchased it and I have to say, I'm happy I did.Let me say first that it should be obvious that any zoom lens will have dust issues as they get older. Pumping the focal length in and out will carry dust into the lens body. It's cant be helped. If there was some unfortunate folks that got a lens that didn't live up to the Canon name, well that's why we buy from reputable sources, warranties.All and all I'm ultra pleased with this lens, wishing there were more constant aperture, internal focus , fast lenses in the line up.
Date published: 2013-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TerrificThis is a beautiful, great performing lens. It can be the only lens in your "bag".... replacing wide-angle, normal and portrait lenses. It's an f 2.8 with IS, so you can shoot in very low light like a you would with a 1.4 or even a 1.2!!!
Date published: 2009-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Vacuum cleaner"Insufficient dust protection taking into account the price.
Date published: 2009-03-14T00:00:00-04:00