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ANY LENS BETTER THAN CANON 17-55 f/2.8?

 
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Apr 08, 2013 07:45 |  #1

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ANYONE CAN TELL THE BETTER LENS (-ES) THAN CANON 17-55 F/2.8 FOR APS-C IN THE SAME RANGE. PLS ADVISE
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Apr 08, 2013 07:58 |  #2

Canon's second iteration of the 24-70 with or without Image stabalization? "Better than" is subjective to many an individual's needs. The focal range is relatively similar. Distortion, CA control and sharpness all appear greater on paper. The price difference tells the same story...

edit: I appologize, I assume -ES referers to non-EF lenses? In that case, I can't say personally as I don't have experience with EF-S lenses... sorry.


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Apr 08, 2013 08:37 as a reply to  @ Pearlallica's post |  #3

Thank you sir.




  
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Apr 08, 2013 08:41 |  #4

Depends on better how. I know there are a lot of fans of this lens on this forum but I've personally never been overly impressed with it. The big third party players all make lenses in that range at that speed.


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Apr 08, 2013 08:45 |  #5

Langin wrote in post #15802876 (external link)
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ANYONE CAN TELL THE BETTER LENS (-ES) THAN CANON 17-55 F/2.8 FOR APS-C IN THE SAME RANGE. PLS ADVISE
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None exist


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Apr 08, 2013 09:10 |  #6

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #15803059 (external link)
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Yep. This is the best zoom lens in that range for a Canon crop body.


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Apr 08, 2013 09:15 |  #7

Better is subjective....

the 55-250mm is 'better' for wildlife photography for example!

as a walkabout lens, nothing beats the 17-55m f/2.8 on a crop sensor!


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Apr 08, 2013 09:15 |  #8

Fernando wrote in post #15803047 (external link)
Depends on better how. I know there are a lot of fans of this lens on this forum but I've personally never been overly impressed with it. The big third party players all make lenses in that range at that speed.

They do and many are really nice lenses but I think that none surpass the 17-55IS when considering the total package.


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Apr 08, 2013 09:17 |  #9

i really like my 17-40 but its a stop slower which to almost everyone on this forum is terrible lol. if you dont shoot wide open for every shot why are you even shooting LOL




  
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Apr 08, 2013 11:04 |  #10

some might say the sigma 17-50OS gives it a run for it's money...and at half the price...

of course those with the 17-55mm will say that's crazy, but if you look around, there are plenty of spots where the sigma is shown to be sharper than the canon.


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Apr 08, 2013 11:07 |  #11

Brian_R wrote in post #15803182 (external link)
i really like my 17-40 but its a stop slower which to almost everyone on this forum is terrible lol. if you dont shoot wide open for every shot why are you even shooting LOL

I had the 17-40 before I got the 17-55. The 17-55 blows the other one away. It's better in just about every respect except price.

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some might say the sigma 17-50OS gives it a run for it's money...and at half the price...

of course those with the 17-55mm will say that's crazy, but if you look around, there are plenty of spots where the sigma is shown to be sharper than the canon.

As long as you get a good one. There are just as many tales of people having to try 2 or 3 times before they get a good copy with Sigma. I don't play the lottery game.


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Apr 08, 2013 11:09 |  #12

Langin wrote in post #15802876 (external link)
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ANYONE CAN TELL THE BETTER LENS (-ES) THAN CANON 17-55 F/2.8 FOR APS-C IN THE SAME RANGE. PLS ADVISE
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Please define "better". I can make arguments that the 24-105L, 24-70 2.8L, 24-70 4.0L, and EFS 15-85 are all "better", depending on what it is you are looking for.


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Apr 08, 2013 11:55 |  #13

I had the 17-55. Sharp at center, sharp at corners, fast AF, and versatile. IS adds to the versatility. There is none better if you need an all-around lens.


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Apr 08, 2013 13:11 |  #14

15-85 i think its great len


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Apr 08, 2013 13:15 |  #15

15-85 absolutely kicks the 17-55's ass in the 56-85mm range.. ;)


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