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

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Review Date: Jun 25, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: f/2.8! Image Stabilization! very sharp, light weight, very usable range on a crop camera. My new favorite lens that spends 90% off the time on my 20D. I am getting a much higher percentage of keepers.
Cons:
Vignetting at wider apertures. Not the end of the world, but it is there. Color and contrast seems not as good as my 24-70L, but it is sharper.

If full frame is not in your future, this is an excellent lens. The combonation of f/2.8 & IS opens up many creative possibilities.

I have no gripes about the build quality, but I do not plan on dropping it. It feels solid. If you move it around or shake it, nothing moves or rattles.

Image quality is great, especially in the middle of the aperture range. f/2.8 is usable though.

I am very pleased with this lens and it really is L image quality IMHO.