Bringing premium performance to the everyday
Featuring the same versatile, everyday-ready features as a standard kit lens, but built to premium quality to produce premium results, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 lens will be well at home in any crop sensor Canon EOS kit. A solidly constructed lens, the 17-55mm is prepared for day-to-day use and emphasises the much sought after feature of the lens you should get if you can only have one lens.
One feature of this lens that distinguishes it from a lesser quality lens is the fast, constant f2.8 maximum aperture. Throughout the versatile zoom range you are able to open the aperture right up for excellent handheld performance. This is the type of lens that you can take out to dinner and still be capturing sharp, blur-free images on your stroll back to the car. A further benefit of this large aperture is the ease of which it creates shallow depths of field with blurry backgrounds, which are of high quality due to a circular aperture.
As a perfect complement to the fast aperture of the lens, the 17-55mm also contains a built-in Image Stabiliser, which further emphasises its handheld shootability. Camera-shake is a thing of the past with this stabiliser in action, awarding you with the ability to leave your tripod in the car as you head out hiking without sacrificing any images to blur.
As an everyday-style standard zoom lens, the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 needs to be ready to tackle any subject or application that is placed before it. One feature that helps it along its way is the excellent Ultrasonic motor that drives the autofocus. This focus is perfect for the capture of moving objects and also for utilising the video mode of your EOS DSLR, thanks to being quiet as well as lightning fast.
Example of 17-55mm focal length range