Canon EF-S zoom lens

Mfg. Part: 1242B002 | CDW Part: 976050 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • Zoom lens
  • 17 mm
  • 55 mm
  • f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S
  • for EOS 1000
  • 40
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Zoom lens
  • 17 mm
  • 55 mm
  • f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S
  • for EOS 1000
  • 40
  • 450
  • 50
  • 500
  • 7D
  • Kiss F
  • Kiss X2
  • Kiss X3
  • Rebel T1i
  • Rebel XS
  • Rebel XSi
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.
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Dimensions & Weight
Diameter: 3.3 in
Length: 4.4 in
Weight: 1.32 lbs

Brand: Canon
Manufacturer: Canon
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Canon EF-S

Lens System
Element Qty: 19
Features: Aspherical lens , Full-time manual focusing , UD glass , Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
Filter Size: 77 mm
Focus Adjustment: Automatic , Manual
Group Qty: 12
Intended For: 35mm SLR , Digital SLR
Lens Aperture: F/2.8
Max Focal Length: 55 mm
Max View Angle: 78.5 degrees
Min Focal Length: 17 mm
Min Focus Distance: 13.8 in
Min View Angle: 27.8 degrees
Optical Zoom: 3.2
Series: IS USM
Special Functions: Zoom
System Type: Lens
Type: Zoom lens
Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens System Mounting
Mounting Type: Canon EF-S

Included Accessories: Lens cap , Lens hood

Optical System
Image Stabilizer: Optical

Miscellaneous (CDW)
Compatible With:
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 20Da
Canon EOS 300D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Canon EOS Kiss Digital
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Canon EOS Kiss F
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Canon EOS Kiss X3
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Product Reviews
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 56reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Good lenses, terrible housing Definitely the best lens in the 17-50 range, as far as image quality is concerned.Unfortunately, being a videographer, build quality is crucial to me, so I had to give up on this lens after just a few days of use. The focus ring is small and not dumped (which is a pain when you focus manually and a "no go" when you use a follow focus) the zoom extends when pointing down, dust comes in extremely easily...In conclusion, despite its price, this lens is not meant to be use professionally. August 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great lens... while it lasts. Owned it for 6.5 years before it completely failed. Optical quality is impeccable, proven over and over again against other 'cheap' lenses.Although I took good care of it and used occasionally, dust became visible inside the lens after about 2 years. After 4-5 years IS started to play tricks and at 6.5 years the AF failed resulting in camera saying 'lens error'.The zoom mechanism is terrible, many times just by pointing the camera downwards would automatically zoom to max.I did recommend the lens to a friend who is more active than I am in using it, and his lens also broke after about 3 years. May 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Superb Lens I've had this lens for 5 months now and I find it to be outstanding. My photo's are extremely sharp, vibrant and colorful. The focusing is fast, though not as quiet as an STM and works beautifully. I use this lens with the 70D and recently went on a trip to Jamaica .. I took along one of my primes and the 55-250 stm and this lens never left my camera. I've become much better at reviewing the details of each picture and I'm pretty impressed. Being an enthusiast .. and nowhere near a pro, I can only share what I see. Would easily give this lens 5 stars if not for price and the weight. It's heavy .. and its cost is pushing the L series .. but since I don't shoot in extreme situations, where I need weather sealing - mainly family events, vacations etc .. this is the right lens for me. In low light, with the image stabilizer it's hard to beat .. If you value your pictures, and it's an investment .. but boy will you be happy. I wish Canon would update this lens and build more of this quality for the APS-C users out there .. I have 5 Canon lenses now and this has quickly become my go to lens .. September 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A True Pro APS-C Lens I've owned this lens for over 6 years. In that time, I've realistically taken over 100,000 images with this very lens - and that's a conservative assumption looking at shutter counts. This is it for me. If I never purchased this lens, I would have probably abandoned the APS-C format all together because, honestly, there is no other lens I can think of that provides the useful focal range, fast aperture, and terrific image quality. I will use this for indoor and outdoor events and leave the thing at 4.0-7.1 all day long - depending on how much DOF I need. Then, when you wish to get a little creative, stop down to 2.8 and zoom out to 55mm for performance that honestly rivals some of my primes at that aperture. Image quality honestly rivals some L-series lenses - the 24-105 in particular.To make this lens even better, it's built like a TANK. I flat out neglected to secure down my RC2 tripod mount properly and within a few seconds, my 7D had fallen on to the filter ring and cracked it! I was concerned it would be a problem, but I was wrong. The lens kept on truckin' for the rest of the shoot, and several years after that. It's currently off to CPS to finally get repaired, and I already miss it. I have a large selection of lenses, but this one has always been my APS-C workhorse. I want to get it back ASAP to shoot on my 7D MkII and I can't wait.If you plan to use the APS-C format, this is the lens to buy. November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great lense I just love this lens. It's great for night shots. Don't hesitate buying this. Worth every dollar. September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Lense I decided to buy it as standard zoom lense, instead of having recommended kit lense for EOS 7D. I am glad I made a right choice, otherwise, I could have spent twice both on kit lens and EF 17-55.Its a great buy, stable with 2.8 gives a great changes to enhance the quality of work. November 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good and quite bad... I've hade this lens on my second body (7D) for nearly one year and I still think that's the best APS-C standard zoom on the market, as far as optical performances and focal range are concerned. Distortion at shortest focals is an issue and corner sharpness wide open is not impressive at all, but that's to be expected considering the kind of lens. What you wouldn't expect from such a lens, considering its price, is the poor built quality. It's not terrible, it's just not in line with the price. Same thing for the expensive hood, sold apart. I really hope for a "Version II" with a better built quality. May 20, 2013
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