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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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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


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

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


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


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.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-07-29

Water resistant

Water resistant
Asked by: Gary
For Canon lenses, only the "L" series (red stripe around the lens barrel) are weather sealed. The lens in question might survive a light mist or a few drops of rain, but I definitely would not depend on it being water resistant. Avoid exposure to water and keep it covered if it starts raining.
Answered by: dennis
Date published: 2021-09-27
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