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Canon EF-S 17-55mm F/2.8 IS USM

 
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Mar 19, 2017 21:12 |  #5971

michgirl wrote in post #18305510 (external link)
I go back and forth on this lens due to the price. But it sure does produce some great images. But then I think I should get a lens I could use on both cameras.

Sigh..

So I decided to hang out here while deciding ;-)a

Robin, you may want to research the 17-55 for 'residual spherical aberration' before deciding. This lens has been reviewed to 'focus-shift' backward when: A.) focused very closely, AND B.) Stopped down to mid-range apertures. All lenses do both to some degree. The 17-55 can shift focus far enough to put your focused-on subject OOF at (guessing) f/4-f/8. I believe this is NOT a problem when focusing further than 3-4 feet, or when stopped down past f/8, where DOF covers the shift. See TDP's review here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com …8-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link).

I've been shooting full frame and aps-c for a few years now. With the exception of the 18-55 STM, I don't own any ef-s glass. I am happy with that decision.




  
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Mar 19, 2017 22:37 |  #5972

Despite the very valid reservations expressed above, and the regular annoyances that they cause me, I still love this lens. My 18-135 is more reliable on focus for landscape shots, but it doesn't deliver the vibrant colours of the 17-55. Used within its limitations the 17-55 is a great lens.


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Mar 20, 2017 16:54 |  #5973

Hmmmmmm...... even more to think about! Thanks for the valuable input!


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Mar 24, 2017 22:06 |  #5974

Couple of samples with the 17-55mm. I did very little p.p.


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Mar 25, 2017 19:48 |  #5975

A couple taken last June with the 17-55mm and the 60D, Now I have the 80D


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May 23, 2017 14:59 |  #5976

I really love this lens. But my copy seems to be a bit blurred at the top left side at 17mm, shooting with a smaller aperture makes the problem less.


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Aug 09, 2017 23:07 as a reply to  @ michgirl's post |  #5977

So did you decide?




  
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Aug 30, 2017 21:19 |  #5978

Anyone here. Hello hello hello. Wow. This thread died




  
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Sep 04, 2017 13:01 as a reply to  @ djr01974's post |  #5979

No, I have really been studying the Sigma 17-50mm, as it is half the price of the Canon. Now I am reading reviews on both and trying to decide. I usually end purchasing the Canon versions, but we will see. I am ready for a f/2.8 zoom though, have a couple upcoming trips that I want it for.

Editing after ordering - just ordered the Sigma 17 -50 f/2.8. 1/2 the price and Amazon is offering Lexar Professional 64 GB card free with order.

UPDATE (9.10.17) Although I have seriously considered a zoom with constant f/2.8 for a very long time, I had to exam my shooting habits and what was most important to me. I was able to cancel this order to give me a little more time to really mull it over. I am happy to report that I decided that additional focal length would be much more beneficial for me than duplicating my current focal lengths, and realizing I already have 4 primes with either f1.8 or 2.8 apertures.

Mostly I was wanting to order a lens for an upcoming trip to WDW with all the grandchildren. Last time we went I had the SL1 with the 18-55 STM. What I wished for then was more focal length and was debating what to do about this upcoming trip. I won't take the 6D just due to the value of my equipment and it is heavier to tote around all day. With all of this in mind, I decided the 18-135mm made much more sense. Back when I owned a Ti1, I had the 15-85, which I used 95% of the time and loved. Canon currently has a very good price on the 18-135mm STM lens and I ordered that instead.

For once, instead of gear lust, I read many, many threads here that urged people considering new equipment to think about what they were lacking and what they longed for most.


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Nov 23, 2017 08:48 |  #5980

Shame this thread has died. Isn't anyone using this lens any more? Lots of people used to think it the bee's knees.


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Canon 7D2 · 50 f/1.8 · 17-55 f/2.8 IS · 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM · 100 f/2.8 Macro · 100-400 L IS II
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Nov 23, 2017 10:54 |  #5981

I still use mine. Not as much as my 35f2 is. But yes I agree this thread has really slowed down. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone btw.




  
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Nov 23, 2017 22:02 |  #5982

I still use it especially when I need a walk around lens. Its a perfect fit for my 60D.

The problem has been I have been intoxicated with the results I'm getting with my Sigma 18-35/1.8 and Sigma 50-100/1.8. I got them this last year and can't get them off my camera :)

But the 17-55 would be the one lens I take on a trip if I only could take one.


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Nov 25, 2017 18:29 |  #5983

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Dec 28, 2017 06:34 |  #5984

Last year I could have bought this lens or the Sigma 18-35. I went with the Canon because it reaches 55mm and has IS.
I use it with my 80D and it needed some micro adjustment to get sharp results. It has become my favorite lens, would be nice if Canon releases an update of this lens.
I hope more people post their pictures in this thread!


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Dec 28, 2017 11:12 |  #5985

how much micro adjustments did you lens need?




  
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