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

BH #CA175528IS • MFR #1242B002
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27.2-88mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two UD and Three Aspherical Elements
A tremendously flexible standard zoom for APS-C-format DSLRs, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM from Canon pairs the 27.2-88mm equivalent focal length range with a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture. Benefitting this design is a sophisticated optical layout, which includes both Ultra-Low Dispersion glass and aspherical elements to significantly reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the zoom range. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in bright environments.
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Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Overview

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A tremendously flexible standard zoom for APS-C-format DSLRs, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM from Canon pairs the 27.2-88mm equivalent focal length range with a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture. Benefitting this design is a sophisticated optical layout, which includes both Ultra-Low Dispersion glass and aspherical elements to significantly reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the zoom range. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in bright environments.

Beyond the optical attributes, this 17-55mm is also characterized by its advanced three stop-effective Image Stabilizer system to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Also complementing handling is a sophisticated ring-type USM, which provides quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

Versatile wide-angle to portrait-length zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs and offers a 27.2-88mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Two Ultra-Low Dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
Three aspherical elements minimize spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to three shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing design and optimized focusing algorithms, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803064445

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

Focal Length
17 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent: 27.2 to 88mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
78° 30' to 27° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.17x
Optical Design
19 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.29 x 4.35" / 83.5 x 110.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.55" / 141 mm
Weight
1.42 lb / 645 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 5.4 x 5.4"

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

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f2.8 on this lens compared to Canon 50mm 1.8 ...

f2.8 on this lens compared to Canon 50mm 1.8 makes a difference? f2.8 on this lens feels less bright. let me know if anyone noticed it. Tested on Canon 80d
Asked by: Nagendra
This lens would be less bright as it is about a 1 and 1/3 stop difference in the amount of light let in. You don't get quite as bright as the 50mm but you can zoom.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-12-06

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I'm interested in the new Canon 7D Mark II. Would this lens be compatible with that camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the 7D Mk II camera.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What lens adapter should I use for a Canon C70 ...

What lens adapter should I use for a Canon C70 with this lens...? The ef-eos r 0.71x isn't compatible with this lens...
Asked by: Vincent
To use the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens on the Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera (RF Mount) you need this adapter, https://bhpho.to/2wL8wZY.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-10-10

Will this lens work on a Canon M50?

Will this lens work on a Canon M50?
Asked by: Brian
Not unless you have an EF to EFM adapter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-04

Hi, Does it work with RED Epic DSMC EF mount ...

Hi, Does it work with RED Epic DSMC EF mount camera? Does the IS work on this camera?
Asked by: Sabyasachi
This does work with the RED DSMC EF mount. As far as image stabilization you do maintain IS with image stabilized compatible lenses.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-02-24

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Is the lens compatible with 80D camara?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens is fully compatible for use with the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I want to verify that this product is compatible with a Cannon 70D Camera. This is a EP-S lens and they are compatible with a APS-C Sensor (the 70D) but can't find it on a list that is compatible to a Cannon 70D because it is a just released camera.
Asked by: Anonymous
As the Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera has both an EF and EF-S lens mount, the camera accepts all EF and EF-S lenses manufactured by Canon, and would be fully compatible with the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Zoom Lens.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2022-10-31

I'm shooting on a Blackmagic 6kPro using a Canon ...

I'm shooting on a Blackmagic 6kPro using a Canon 16-35mm lens which is spec'd for use on a full frame sensor, the 6kPro has a Super 35 which is basically an APS-C. If I were to use the Canon 17-55mm lens, which is spec'd for the APS-C sensor, would I see a notable difference in the field of view?
Asked by: Andrew
Field of view would be the same if the lens is 17mm full frame or if it is 17mm apsc, the angle of view will be the same on the Blackmagic 6kPro. If you need something wider you need to go to 11mm like this one. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1119028-REG/canon_9520b002_ef_11_24mm_f_4l_usm.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-07-29
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