SVT Wylde wrote in post #17775923
I work for my cousin as a second shooter at weddings and my 17-55mm is great. ... It focuses fast even in low light and has much better colors and contrast than my 18-135mm. It's got a bad rap on the forum in the past few months but I consider it an outstanding lens.
Yeah, funny that. When I joined POTN hardly anyone would have a word said against it. How things change! I'm very attached to mine. There are sharper lenses, but that's being picky. The sharpness is still more than adequate, the colour's great and it's fast. Amongst other things I use as my walk-around lens. If I'm honest, it could really do with more reach for that use and if I was starting out now, I'd go for the 15-85, but I also shoot a fair bit in low light and the 17-55 is great for that. (I do have the 17-85, but never use it: the sharpness is better than the 17-55 at most ranges, but the colours are lacklustre and there's dreadful colour-fringing when zoomed out.)