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

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This is a so-called “normal” zoom, which means that it covers the zoom range you are most likely to use. If you are like most photographers, a “normal” zoom is the lens you will be using most of time, so you need to weight your options carefully.

This is the best “normal” zoom for Canon with 1.6x crop. It offers a large maximum aperture, IS and excellent optical performance.

The construction is solid, but it is no professional grade as it lacks rubber seals to protect it against dust and moisture.

Rating: Ed: 85, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Canon EF-S.
Format: DX/APS-C.
Aperture range: f/2.8 to f/22.
Optical zoom: 3.2x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 35 cm / 1.15 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:6 / 0.17X.
Focus: AF (built-in, ring-type).
Groups/elements: 12/19.
Filter diameter: 77 mm.
L x D, W: 110 x 84 mm, 645 g.
IR: No hotspot reports.
Approximate street price: USD 1099 (new, w/o tax).
Introduced: no data.

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Canon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products. Its products including cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, photocopiers, printers and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory and renamed Canon Inc. in 1947.

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