Why is the 17-55 so much more than the 18-55?

Started Jun 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Whopinator
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Why is the 17-55 so much more than the 18-55?
Jun 25, 2012

I Know it has a better f stop and is USM, but it's not a L lens, why is it about a thousand dollars? Is the quality really that much better?

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