• The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM offers image quality on a par with Canon's highly regarded L-series lenses. It has a large maximum aperture which, combined with higher shutter speeds can minimize subject motion blur. Shallow depth-of-field separation of a subject from its background is much easier to achieve and the f/2.8 maximum aperture allows a bright finder and extremely precise focusing with f/2.8 compatible AF sensors.
The internal stabilization has a sharpness benefit equivalent to a three-stop faster shutter speed, making this lens outstanding in low light situations.
Smaller and lighter than lenses of similar specifications, the EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-88mm
Please Note: This lens is compatible only with the EOS 20D, EOS 30D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, D7 and all EOS Rebel and EOS Digital Rebel models with APS-C sized sensors
Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras, or for 35mm size "full-frame" digital cameras, e.g. 1Ds or Kodak Pro SLR/c.
The Canon 17-55mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Video, Weddings and more.The Canon 17-55mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 17-55mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 17-55mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Strong construction to mention just a few.
|Angle of view||H: 68º 40' - 23º 20'
V: 48º - 15º 40'
D: 78º 30' - 27º 50'
|F stop range||f/2.8-22|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.35m / 1.14 ft.|
|Maximum Magnification||0.17x (at 55mm)|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||4.35" x 3.28" / 110.6 x 83.5|
|Weight||22.75 oz / 645 g|
|Notes||Image size: APS-C
35mm film equivalent focal length (mm) 27-88