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

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
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.