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Pulled the trigger-17-55 F2.8

 
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Jan 01, 2010 16:06 |  #1

Oh I hope I don't regret it but I just bought a Canon 17-55 F2.8 as a upgrade over my Tammy 28-75.The Tammy is just too narrow in it's ability.It's not good in low light, and it's really only great at F5-F5.6 so basically it's a daylight lens,plus I was always wishing for a little more wideness.I read all the reviews on the 17-55 but I still need some comfort!!!
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Jan 01, 2010 16:08 |  #2

Where did you buy it from?
I am also looking but I am not willing to spend over $1K.


All I hear is good things about that lens


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Jan 01, 2010 16:08 |  #3

No worries...

The 17-55 is a great lens. I sold a sharp 24-70L in favor of one.


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Jan 01, 2010 16:17 |  #4

Jmantyger wrote in post #9303668 (external link)
No worries...

The 17-55 is a great lens. I sold a sharp 24-70L in favor of one.

Same here.... the 17-55 is quite bit lighter too. Next you will want a longer lens.


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Jan 01, 2010 16:46 |  #5

Don't let "buyers remorse" spoil the thrill of your new purchase. I'm sure you'll get to love it just as many others have. It's an outstanding lens.


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Jan 01, 2010 18:34 as a reply to  @ James P's post |  #6

Even though I had a focus ring issue after about 500 snaps, and Canon failed once to fix the problem. I hope you are as satisfied with yours as I have been with mine. The color and contrast this lens produces are stellar, the IS is awesome, allowing me to take pictures at 1/30th of a second one handed, and the best part is the 17-55mm focal length is perfect for my needs.

Good shooting to you!


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Jan 04, 2010 14:54 |  #7

Just paid for mine... woot woot! Can't wait for two days from now!


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Jan 04, 2010 14:58 |  #8

almost ready to place an order for one myself, just doing the last remaining reserach to justify the cost, lol


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Jan 04, 2010 14:59 |  #9

On my 50D (or my 40D for that matter) the 17-55 ROCKS! You won't be disappointed.


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Jan 04, 2010 15:39 as a reply to  @ Lightworks Imaging's post |  #10

Few weeks back some of the folks around here purchased the 17-55mm brand new using Bing 20% thru B&H for around $800 if i remember. I missed out on that deal as usual ! :p

Cheapest i have seen lately is $990 from any of the reputable authorized dealers.

My son-in-law has this lens and has had no issues we normally hear concerning the IS or dust magnet scenarios.

IMO this lens will continue to hold its re-sell value since Canon still has not released a non-L walkaround that equals or beats this lens in IQ or sharpness across its entire FL range.

Regards & Congratulations on your new Lens ! :D


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Jan 04, 2010 15:39 |  #11

I replaced my Tamron 17-50 with the Canon 17-55. It was an awesome upgrade. It was $789 brand new from an authorized retailer. I wish I hadn't bought the Tamron in the first place and just gone with the Canon. It focuses so much quicker and accurate especially in low light, sharper, and better detail.


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Jan 04, 2010 15:42 |  #12

Congrats on your purchase. This is an ace lens, I love it on a cropped body. You will not regret it so go out and play!!


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Jan 04, 2010 15:42 |  #13

garycoleman wrote in post #9323160 (external link)
I replaced my Tamron 17-50 with the Canon 17-55. It was an awesome upgrade. It was $789 brand new from an authorized retailer. I wish I hadn't bought the Tamron in the first place and just gone with the Canon. It focuses so much quicker and accurate especially in low light, sharper, and better detail.

You were one of the folks that got in on that great deal ! :lol:


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Jan 04, 2010 15:50 |  #14

Silverfox1 wrote in post #9323193 (external link)
You were one of the folks that got in on that great deal ! :lol:

at the time when I got my Tamron, there was 35% bing cash back and MSRP of the Canon 17-55 was around like $850. If I had picked the Canon at that time, I would have gotten it like for $550. :neutral:


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Jan 04, 2010 16:18 |  #15

garycoleman wrote in post #9323258 (external link)
at the time when I got my Tamron, there was 35% bing cash back and MSRP of the Canon 17-55 was around like $850. If I had picked the Canon at that time, I would have gotten it like for $550. :neutral:

Yeah, the good old days of Live (now Bing) cash back. :(
If you bought it on Ebay, the CB limit is/was $200, so don't feel bad, you would have got it for $650 not $550 :D
I think I bought mine used for like $700-750 on Ebay with some cashback.


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