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Just got my 17-55 - Impressed is an understatement

 
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Jan 14, 2011 00:26 |  #31

This lens really brings out the potential in APS-C sensors.

Every time I shoot with the 7D with my 17-55 mounted, it makes my eyes glisten just a little bit.


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Jan 14, 2011 00:33 |  #32

Sigma 17-70 Macro OS HSM is a great competitor to this lens, but for far less money, i was going to get the 17-55 but then i found the sigma lens, and all the awesome pics it has taken, i am still hooked about getting the sigma 17-70 over the 17-55 anyday, i mean, for 350bucks and it has IQ as the L-lenses too. Can do macros (22cm meassured from the cmos) and is really sharp and doesn't really suffer from anything bad.

Can't really justify the money for a 17-55 after you've seen what the siggy can do anymore. Makes me think that canon is just making alot of money on it, oh btw, the build quality on the siggy is great too afaik.

Just a tip for those seeking a lens that is similar but for far less money!


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Jan 14, 2011 00:54 |  #33

Michel.K wrote in post #11637322 (external link)
Sigma 17-70 Macro OS HSM is a great competitor to this lens, but for far less money, i was going to get the 17-55 but then i found the sigma lens, and all the awesome pics it has taken, i am still hooked about getting the sigma 17-70 over the 17-55 anyday, i mean, for 350bucks and it has IQ as the L-lenses too. Can do macros (22cm meassured from the cmos) and is really sharp and doesn't really suffer from anything bad.

Can't really justify the money for a 17-55 after you've seen what the siggy can do anymore. Makes me think that canon is just making alot of money on it, oh btw, the build quality on the siggy is great too afaik.

Just a tip for those seeking a lens that is similar but for far less money!

The 17-70mm isn't really a competitor to the 17-55mm 2.8 . The Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 and Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 are .


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Jan 14, 2011 01:20 |  #34

CountryBoy wrote in post #11637395 (external link)
The 17-70mm isn't really a competitor to the 17-55mm 2.8 . The Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 and Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 are .


Well, if you're taking the focal length and constant aperture to mind, then sure, no.
But have you even seen the IQ of the 17-70 2.8-4? For the money it's redicolous how sharp it is. Plainly talking IQ here and that a lens that covers the same focal length + more though not constant aperture.

I can't just seem to find a reason to justify 2x the money for a 17-55, what makes it better except constant aperture? I would love to find a good reason so i have something to upgrade to later on.


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Jan 14, 2011 01:26 |  #35

My own 17-55 is not too far away. Spending a lot of money these past few days...


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Jan 14, 2011 03:08 |  #36

Having that constant aperture is the deal breaker for me. I find myself shooting a lot indoors and mainly low light environments without flash, so that constant f/2.8 is very important to me.

Michel.K wrote in post #11637470 (external link)
Well, if you're taking the focal length and constant aperture to mind, then sure, no.
But have you even seen the IQ of the 17-70 2.8-4? For the money it's redicolous how sharp it is. Plainly talking IQ here and that a lens that covers the same focal length + more though not constant aperture.

I can't just seem to find a reason to justify 2x the money for a 17-55, what makes it better except constant aperture? I would love to find a good reason so i have something to upgrade to later on.


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Jan 14, 2011 03:10 |  #37

I hope to one day have it! For now I'm going to have to go for the Tamron 17-50!


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Jan 14, 2011 11:08 |  #38

I take about 95% of all my pictures with my 17-55. With the 17-55mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4L IS and the 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro I'm covered for everything I shoot. I never have to doubt my equipement, only my ability.


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Jan 14, 2011 11:51 |  #39

Michel.K wrote in post #11637470 (external link)
Well, if you're taking the focal length and constant aperture to mind, then sure, no.
But have you even seen the IQ of the 17-70 2.8-4? For the money it's redicolous how sharp it is. Plainly talking IQ here and that a lens that covers the same focal length + more though not constant aperture.

I can't just seem to find a reason to justify 2x the money for a 17-55, what makes it better except constant aperture? I would love to find a good reason so i have something to upgrade to later on.

I looked at the Sigma when I was looking at the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 . I ended up with the Tamron , because of the constant 2.8 and I thought the Tamron had the better IQ . I did look at the Canon , but didn't need the IS or USM.


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Jan 14, 2011 11:58 |  #40

lucasmcd wrote in post #11628054 (external link)
Welcome to the canon 17-55 club :D

Enjoy it! Im loving mine!


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Jan 14, 2011 12:05 |  #41

This is thé ultimate lens on a crop, period... Enjoy!




  
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Jan 14, 2011 12:36 |  #42

jb1911 wrote in post #11639679 (external link)
I take about 95% of all my pictures with my 17-55. With the 17-55mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4L IS and the 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro I'm covered for everything I shoot. I never have to doubt my equipement, only my ability.

thats the exact lens set up I have :cool:


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Jan 14, 2011 13:16 |  #43

I don't know what you are smoking, but 17-55 IS is a total piece of ####...

nah~ I kid~ I kid~ 17-55 IS is a superb lens, and I am glad you are digging it. :)


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Jan 14, 2011 13:53 as a reply to  @ post 11628270 |  #44

I started out with 17-55 from the advice of people here. It was a great lens. I am a Prime girl all the way now.


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Jan 14, 2011 15:48 |  #45

Michel.K wrote in post #11637470 (external link)
Well, if you're taking the focal length and constant aperture to mind, then sure, no.
But have you even seen the IQ of the 17-70 2.8-4? For the money it's redicolous how sharp it is. Plainly talking IQ here and that a lens that covers the same focal length + more though not constant aperture.

I can't just seem to find a reason to justify 2x the money for a 17-55, what makes it better except constant aperture? I would love to find a good reason so i have something to upgrade to later on.

f4.0 ?? bla!!!




  
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