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

Review Date: Sep 16, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Image quality
Heavy, would be nice it were a bit longer

After much thought I chose this lens as a standard zoom for my 400D. It can produce great images but occasionally doesn't focus correctly, I haven't been able to decide if this is the lens or my technique.

This lens is not weather sealed - on one occasion some grains of sand got underneath the manual focus ring.

I have read a lot about dust problems, but this hasn't been an issue yet, I have taken about 3000 shots, mostly outdoors, since April this year.

On the downside, it is heavy if you are walking around a lot, in these situations I sometimes prefer the 50mm prime. I wish it were a bit longer, but this will be rectified with the addition of a 70-200 at some point.