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Meyson
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Post your best Portrait, Events, Lowlight & Landscape pictures from your canon 17-55mm F2.8 Lens!!


May 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Meyson, I understand you're searching for a lens for your 60D. I think you should focus more on what range of focal lengths is suitable for your need, rather than the best pictures that someone else has taken. Both 24-105L and 17-55 IS, and even 15-85 IS, are all capable lenses and they're not that much apart in term of image quality. I believe, say, at 24mm, I can produce just about the same image from either lens.

That said, I find that the lens like 24-105L is not good on cropped. I even tried to use it when carrying two cropped bodies: one with 24-105L and one with 10-22. (I normally carry two bodies.) And I still find it didn't work for me mainly because it's not wide enough. Even 17-55 IS and 10-22 on two bodies didn't work for me because it doesn't have enough reach.

In the end, the solution that worked for me when I used two cropped bodies was 15-85 IS in one body and 35L or 24L II in another.

So, the bottom line is I think you should find the range that works for you.



May 10, 2013 at 01:51 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1336/5165371301_87e834c8b8_b.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4015/4713678526_d6544b15b7_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8703945410_b2f1e70ca1_b.jpg



May 10, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Low Light: 28mm, 1/15 shutter, f3.2, ISO 800

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6103651903_bb69fe7e8b_b.jpg


Low light w/ ocf:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6062/6103651425_c413957197_b.jpg


Action:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5046/5324043866_a8cf1d6271_b.jpg

Edited on May 10, 2013 at 04:26 PM · View previous versions



May 10, 2013 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


If I recall, the following were taken with that lens, all at the wide end:

http://markshelbyperry.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/23404729_KnR4mq#!i=1890509672&k=w3Vx4x3&lb=1&s=A

http://markshelbyperry.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/23404729_KnR4mq#!i=1911280703&k=bMQDTBJ&lb=1&s=A

http://markshelbyperry.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/23404729_KnR4mq#!i=1911280353&k=5kH8LJQ&lb=1&s=A

I found that lens to be very sharp and contrasty and the IS worked well, and the f/2.8 was really useful to me. My biggest peeve was barrel distortion, though it wasn't really bad for a normal zoom.



May 10, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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May 10, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


I tried to find the best image I had showing off the IS capabilities. This one isn't that great, but it's something. I also added the settings to the other low light portrait from my earlier post.


Water tower at night - 20mm, 0.6sec shutter, f2.8, ISO 800
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/4993362721_65ab6ed1a4_b.jpg



I'm pretty sure I've done a handheld 1 sec exposure before that was sharp and clear. I don't know if I can find it, though.



May 10, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


It's a great little optic and rarely left my APS cameras back in the day. I don't use it much anymore as 17mm often isn't wide enough for me.


http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/europe_images/Alexia_Paris_1941sign.jpg


http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/downtown_images/Honolulu_Harbor_0374sign.jpg


http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/chinatown_images/Chinatown_3612sign.jpg


http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/chinatown_images/Chinatown_0387.jpg


http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/frary/act_dance_music_images/MacPaint_1074s.jpg



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Wahoowa wrote:
Meyson, I understand you're searching for a lens for your 60D. I think you should focus more on what range of focal lengths is suitable for your need, rather than the best pictures that someone else has taken. Both 24-105L and 17-55 IS, and even 15-85 IS, are all capable lenses and they're not that much apart in term of image quality. I believe, say, at 24mm, I can produce just about the same image from either lens.

That said, I find that the lens like 24-105L is not good on cropped. I even tried to use it when carrying two
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I already made up my mind to get the Canon 17-55mm. Jst wantd to see what people have done with thiers. Thanks for all ur advise, it helped me make a final decision.



May 10, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!



Really happy with this lens! One day I'll have a full-frame too, but since I shoot mostly wildlife the crop body is best for me.

#1 One of my favorite/best landscape images

#2 Aurora shot this past March.




  Canon EOS 7D    EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens    17mm    f/11.0    1/160s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 7D    EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens    17mm    f/2.8    8s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 10, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


All the pictures have got the "wow" factor in them..they all lovely!!


May 10, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Does anyone else use this lens? I'd really like to see more examples.


May 17, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Dave... outstanding landscape shot!


May 17, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Running trail at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton OR.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/8688421686_f781b28a6b_z.jpg



May 18, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Best Canon 17-55 F2.8 Pictures!


Portlandia in of course, Portland OR.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8542580219_0bedd3f596_z.jpg



May 18, 2013 at 01:57 AM





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