18-55 vs 17-55 No difference?

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18-55 vs 17-55 No difference?
Nov 13, 2011

A poster in the beginners forum (sjgsit) claims there is almost no difference between the kit lens (18-55) and the 17-55 F2.8. How can this be considering the second costs more than 10 times the former? Surely they can't be using the same grade elements?

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