Canon 17-55 impressions (vs 17-40)

Started Jun 17, 2006 | Discussions thread
Don_D Forum Pro • Posts: 20,868
lining up...

Tomm wrote:

Canon 17-55 L IS USM with L-quality build, hood, full frame
compatibility, and red paint, for $1600? Oh man, I am so in, I'd
FedEx my credit card to Canon to place the pre-order right now.
And admit it, most of the current 17-55 EFS owners would be lining
up, too.

Don't be so for myself:
Not particularily interested in L-quality build...I think this is overrated.

FF compatibility...don't know when and if I'll move, so not interested in paying for something now that I may or may not use in the future (when there are likely to be more choices anyway).
Red paint...not a dime.

....and to be FF compatible this lens would have to be bigger and heavier, losing the EF-S design advantages.
No thanks, I'll keep the extra $370 and my EF-S 17-55.

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