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EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM?

 
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Sep 06, 2012 21:42 |  #16

My 17-55 EF-S f/2.8 IS USM is only three months old, I bought it at Samy's camera. I just got a Canon 70-300 EF f/4-5.6 IS USM two weeks ago, and it was so noisy I thought something was wrong with it. I was so concerned that to test it before calling Canon CS I mounted my 28-135 and you could kind of hear it if you put your ear along side the lens barrel, but not from behind the view finder. When I mounted the 17-55, I could only hear it if I put my ear directly against the barrel of the lens and engaged the IS. I cant hear the IS at all from behind the view finder. After talkling to the people at Samy's Camera, and searching the internet it seems like occasionally the 70-300, 75-300, and 70-200 can be noisy. I compared my 17-55 to my bro-n-laws 16-35 L f/2.8 and what little IS noise there is, is the same as my lens. I have a 40d, which doesn't have video capability.

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Interesting comment from Rick about it being whisper quiet. Have they changed the IS system?


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Sep 07, 2012 02:06 |  #17

Thanks for clearing that up. I too thought it was dead quiet, especially as I had a 70-700 (40D as well back then)but it was when I got my 60D and shot some family video indoors that I noticed the constant whiring. When I got my 15-85 it all but went away as the IS is a lot quieter.
Not the end of the world though, it's not something I do much.

Msowsun, yeah, The 15-85 is much quieter, I love that lens but do miss constant f/2.8.


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Sep 07, 2012 04:07 |  #18

alazgr8 wrote in post #14957691 (external link)
My 17-55 EF-S f/2.8 IS USM is only three months old, I bought it at Samy's camera. I just got a Canon 70-300 EF f/4-5.6 IS USM two weeks ago, and it was so noisy I thought something was wrong with it. I was so concerned that to test it before calling Canon CS I mounted my 28-135 and you could kind of hear it if you put your ear along side the lens barrel, but not from behind the view finder. When I mounted the 17-55, I could only hear it if I put my ear directly against the barrel of the lens and engaged the IS. I cant hear the IS at all from behind the view finder. After talkling to the people at Samy's Camera, and searching the internet it seems like occasionally the 70-300, 75-300, and 70-200 can be noisy. I compared my 17-55 to my bro-n-laws 16-35 L f/2.8 and what little IS noise there is, is the same as my lens. I have a 40d, which doesn't have video capability.

Regards,

Rick

That's weird. The IS on the 16-35 should be dead silent. ;)


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Sep 07, 2012 07:15 |  #19

The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens is also lens worth consideration




  
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Sep 07, 2012 09:28 |  #20

JLai81 wrote in post #14957580 (external link)
It looks like from your sig, you already have the 17-55?

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So, BatJoe, did you get it? Or is this 'wishful thinking'?


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Sep 07, 2012 09:38 |  #21

Yogi Bear wrote in post #14959403 (external link)
BatJoe's Sig:
So, BatJoe, did you get it? Or is this 'wishful thinking'?

I am picking it up today! Good timing too, it was just over $100 off on sale.


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Sep 07, 2012 09:41 |  #22

Good luck with it.

That reminds me, i need to update my sig as well.


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Sep 07, 2012 09:43 |  #23

BatJoe wrote in post #14959446 (external link)
I am picking it up today! Good timing too, it was just over $100 off on sale.

Congratulations!

I hope that you enjoy yours as much as I do mine! Best of luck!


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Sep 07, 2012 09:47 |  #24

And dont forget a hood. IME this lens needs one more than most.


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Sep 07, 2012 10:28 |  #25

Congrats! This is a great lens. Great for walking around and taking portraits and scenery!

BatJoe wrote in post #14959446 (external link)
I am picking it up today! Good timing too, it was just over $100 off on sale.




  
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Sep 08, 2012 00:28 |  #26

This lens stays on my camera around 90% of the time. Absolutely love it! :D

Now that I have the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 OS, the percentage will naturally go down some. ;)


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Sep 08, 2012 02:19 |  #27

Can I ask 17-55 owners how sharp their lens is wide open. I'm a bit disappointed that mine is slightly soft at f/2.8. I'm not going to shoot much at f/2.8, and realise stopping down a bit sorts this out but my last copy was very sharp wide open.


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Sep 08, 2012 09:39 |  #28

dave_bass5 wrote in post #14962888 (external link)
Can I ask 17-55 owners how sharp their lens is wide open. I'm a bit disappointed that mine is slightly soft at f/2.8. I'm not going to shoot much at f/2.8, and realise stopping down a bit sorts this out but my last copy was very sharp wide open.

I find that mine is very sharp wide open:

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Sep 08, 2012 12:16 |  #29

Thanks. Lovely shot of a lovey baby.
That doesn't show how sharp it is at 100% though but I'll of course take your word for it.


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Sep 08, 2012 12:25 |  #30

Mine will be more sharp if I stop it down to f/4, but I have no qualms about its quality shot @f/2.8

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