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

Review Date: Dec 11, 2007 Recommend? no | Price paid: $999.99 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Fast 2.8 throughout zoom range, IS, light weight.
Dust is inescapable and a deal breaker.

I bought this to shoot weddings and it got the nod over the 17-40 L because of the fast 2.8 and the IS. But the widely discussed dust problem is real and inescapable. I placed a UV filter on the lens the moment I took it out of the box and it still collects dust internally. Mine is still under warranty, so I'm taking it to Canon service to get it cleaned, then I'm selling it for the 17-40 L.