Should i exchange my canon 17-55 2.8 for another one? Would you?

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Hank3152
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Re: HOW SERIOUS IS THE I.S. FAILURE ON THIS LENS?
In reply to Cameranoobie, 3 months ago

Cameranoobie wrote:

A friend of mine (after i told him what i bought) is trying to convince me to return the lens cause he says i will run into nothing but problems. He says this lens has a high failure rate (almost gaurenteed problems) and the I.S. dying after a year is a manufacturers defect.

He also said that NOT to use the IS if i dont have to. He says to manually turn it on when i need it to save it from breaking down as fast.

Can anyone comment?

You need to exit this Open Forum and repost in the Canon Lens forum.......you'll get many more responses from experienced people who actually use this lens than freshmen onlookers that haven't got a clue and denounce it.

Canon has no other f/2.8 zoom with IS other than EF L lenses at double its cost........so regardless what anybody says it is a great lens as it's IQ proves. Most of the newer copies have improved their dust issues.

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