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Just purchase a 17-55 today... =)

 
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Nov 06, 2008 11:49 |  #1

Used with a hood no dusk and IS seem to be working fine

And i am actually really impressed so far, sorry i ever doubt anyone that told me to get it lol. The IS really makes a big differents but is it suppose to be that loud? it goes something like whuuu whuu whuu ahahaha <--- kinda

anyways the auto focus is blazing fast, faster then anything i ever used, tho the build is cheap i see it's only a little better then the 18-55 IS build.

It's just too bad i can't leave the IS on all the time :( and it distort on the short end and color are cool but i'm sure this is all deja vu to u guys. God reading the reviews and comments on it i figured i'll think different of it onces it's in my hand, like even hate it, but it really is as good as some say it is. hopefully the bad is wrong too :(

It's naked now but i'd already order a filter coming my way

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Nov 06, 2008 11:57 |  #2

Congratulations
I look forward to get this lens next year


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Nov 06, 2008 12:00 |  #3

Yes, you can hear the IS. Moving parts usually are not silent. As for the build only being a little better than your 18-55, I have to say that you must have the best built 18-55 in existence. The 17-55 is no L build, but it's pretty substantial.

Congrats, it's an awesome awesome lens.


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Nov 06, 2008 12:12 |  #4

grats, its a great lens!


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Nov 06, 2008 12:25 |  #5

Congrats, it is a fantastic lens....I really miss mine.


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Nov 06, 2008 12:32 |  #6

Congrats!
It's a fantastic lens.


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Nov 06, 2008 12:37 as a reply to  @ ironchef31's post |  #7

congrats. it's a great lens. the noise from the IS may be a bother, but once you see your steady shots at shutter speed 1/10 sec or less, it'll all be worth it. =)

the other thing you may want to consider is to get a nice UV filter for the lens. I know there's a big debate regarding this. However, prior to placing a UV filter on my lens I did have some dust problems. The internal dust was cleaned out by Canon, and since then, I've always had a B+W UV filter on, and no dust at all. Not sure how the UV keeps out dust, but in my experience, it has. Don't know what others here think. Just my two cents.




  
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Nov 06, 2008 13:08 |  #8

Congrats on your new lens! Now you need to sell your 17-40, 28-75 cause the 17-55 will cover those and get a 70-200!:)


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Nov 06, 2008 13:13 |  #9

I rented this lens for a week. Its the best lens I have ever used.


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Nov 06, 2008 14:48 |  #10

You won't regret buying this lens. It will help you produce some excellent images. Congrats on your purchase.


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Nov 06, 2008 16:11 |  #11

TaDa wrote in post #6635674 (external link)
I have to say that you must have the best built 18-55 in existence. The 17-55 is no L build, but it's pretty substantial.

I donno, from what i last remember the 18-55 IS build isnt that bad. but that it was ages ago. lol

rebelml wrote in post #6635925 (external link)
congrats. it's a great lens. the noise from the IS may be a bother, but once you see your steady shots at shutter speed 1/10 sec or less, it'll all be worth it. =)

the other thing you may want to consider is to get a nice UV filter for the lens. I know there's a big debate regarding this. However, prior to placing a UV filter on my lens I did have some dust problems. The internal dust was cleaned out by Canon, and since then, I've always had a B+W UV filter on, and no dust at all. Not sure how the UV keeps out dust, but in my experience, it has. Don't know what others here think. Just my two cents.

I agree the IS is worth the extra money tho, and i got the B+W UV MRC something etc lol with haze stuff ahahah i hate filters

MinhThien wrote in post #6636105 (external link)
Congrats on your new lens! Now you need to sell your 17-40, 28-75 cause the 17-55 will cover those and get a 70-200!:)

naw, i can't sell my 28-75 i acutally really like that lens for some odd reason small light and not too expensive and it takes really good pictures, plus i find the rang pretty good too.

p.s please don't add that thought to my head i'm not rich but i will surely get it if i really want it. lol

James P wrote in post #6636709 (external link)
You won't regret buying this lens. It will help you produce some excellent images. Congrats on your purchase.

:cool: don't worry the first IS 2.8 fresh clean shot i took made letting go $870 down the drain just that easy....

btw thank guys on the comment



  
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Nov 06, 2008 23:53 |  #12

You should be able to sell your 17-40 and get more than enough for a 70-200 f4.

The only thing better than that lens is the IS version. :)


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Nov 07, 2008 02:09 |  #13

congrats! its my favorite lens...my most versatile.


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Nov 07, 2008 05:45 |  #14

Ordered mine as well yesterday!!

If it doesn't crumble in my hands as many would have me believe I'll be disappointed! :lol:




  
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Nov 07, 2008 08:20 as a reply to  @ Pete-eos's post |  #15

One of my favorite lens . I love the range and IS and 2.8

Enjoy your new lens.




  
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