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

Review Date: Mar 20, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Perfect range. sharpness. IS. Gr8 balance on 20d. weight. USM is ultra fast. Color and bokeh. Large zoom ring. L glass. Price paid.
Plastic filter mount

Sold the 24-70mm to get this one and it was a nice trade off.

My 17-55mm is sharper, bokeh and color is in the same quality (L glass), and itīs much much lighter and smaller.

Itīs nice to have a Canon L glass with f2,8 that coverīs the normal range, has IS, USM, and only have to pay $1000.
There is no EF lens that beats that! or even comes close to that on a crop body

Image quality I get from this lens is amazing. I have used canon 70-200mm f2.8L, canon 28-70mm f2,8L and canon 24-70mm f2,8L and 17-55mm is my favorite regarding image quality.

I think build quality is very nice except that it has plastic filter mount. If it had L build quality it would have been much much more expensive probably around $1400 and 200gr heavier.