Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens

$759.00 - $1,473.41

Mobile Site User Ratings
16712 Reviews
$879.99 See It
More Stores
Mobile Site User Ratings
61069 Reviews
$879.00 See It
Mobile Site User Ratings
2350 Reviews
$999.95 See It
Mobile Site $879.00 See It
Mobile Site User Ratings
38651 Reviews
$879.00 See It
$879.00 See It
Mobile Site User Ratings
10073 Reviews
$879.00 See It
Mobile Site User Ratings
96 Reviews
$879.99 See It
User Ratings
14314 Reviews
$759.00 See It
User Ratings
2097 Reviews
$799.00 See It
$879.00 See It
Mobile Site $1,473.41 See It
Mobile Site $1,392.99 See It
See All Sellers

Product Details


To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras. The large circular aperture produces a shallow depth-of-field, creating background blur that draws attention to the photographic subject. The lens construction includes UD and aspherical elements, which deliver impressive image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for camera movement so that the image appears steady on the image plane, ensuring clear, crisp images, even in dim light. With a Ring-type USM, inner focusing and new AF algorithms, this lens achieves autofocus quickly and quietly, and with full-time mechanical manual focusing, manually adjusting the focus is possible even in AF mode.

Quick Glance

Compatible Camera Mount: Digital SLR Cameras: EOS 30D EOS 20D EOS 20Da Digital Rebel XT Digital Rebel

Lens Type: Zoom

Max Focal Length: 55 mm

Max Aperture: f/ 2.8 (Wide)


Product Title: Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens

Manufacturer: Canon

Lowest Price: $759.00 from Abe's of Maine

Power Score: 4.3 | 121 Reviews

See All Product Specs

More Images

Product Reviews (13)

A good indoor low-light lens

My most shots are outdoor of plants and wildlife. Recently, I shoot some indoor activities, such as musicals, plays, meetings, awards, etc. I use the lens with Canon T4i camera. I am struggling and learning. I had some good shots and some not so good shots. It could be due to my inexperience of indoor shooting. I wish the lens comes with more instructions and references.

By Happy photographer on Adorama - Nov 12, 2013

Great landscape lens

I use it as my main walkaround lens, very high quality.

By Jenna on Adorama - Nov 5, 2013

Sharp as a tack

This lens is fast and sharp. It replaced a Tamron 17-50 DiII VC. Incredible difference especially in low light. The only thing I miss is the zoom lock, but I can live.

By Yearbook adviser on Adorama - Oct 7, 2013

Everything it is advertised to be

This is a terrific lens. It is sharp, smooth & I couldn't be more pleased. Due to the price, it may not be for the casual user, but for those who want pure quality, this is it. It is a bit heavy. but not overly so. This is to be expected with a lens of this quality. I do professional real estate photography, & this is absolutely great for indoor shots. Works extremely well for outside work too as...
Read Full Review

By Larryd6 on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013

Great lens if you need the speed.

I use this lens on my 50D. I also have access to an 18-55mm kit lens. The kit lens is great for its price, but if you need a faster lens, this one is great. I am able to get pictures in locations that I could not with the kit lens due to the lack of light. I was in a moss garden on a very cloudy day and was able to get pictures when the other two in our group (also Canon users) could not. The...
Read Full Review

By FPP on Adorama - Jul 18, 2013

See All Reviews