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

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Review Date: Jun 19, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Color, sharpness, IQ, f/2.8, IS works, nice zoom for crop body
Cons:
Flaring despite big hood for it, zoom creep (no lock) while carrying around

IS did not work on my first copy (error messages), and images appeared blurry. Exchanged it for a new one and you can tell that IS works from the viewfinder and LCD. I was also impressed with image quality. Better than my 50mm f/1.8. Did some shooting over the weekend, and flaring was a small issue, when it shouldn't be for $1k glass and $50 hood that doubles the size of the lens.

Canon focusing, IQ, f/2.8, and IS make it worthwhile though.