better lens for 450D

Started Aug 6, 2008 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
Paul De Bra Forum Pro • Posts: 12,554
You must have had a bad copy of the 17-55IS.

The 17-55IS is the sharpest zoom lens in existence for the crop cameras. It has also nice colors and contrast, and it has constant f/2.8 and IS.

Sure the 17-40L has better build quality. It's a nice professional ultra-wide lens for full frame cameras. But the 17-55IS is the best lens available for crop cameras, and unfortunately this also shows in the high price tag.

If you had a copy of the 17-55IS that was not better than the 17-40L in image quality you had a subpar copy, perhaps to be simply considered defective.

jonlee1 wrote:

As a pro that has tested and seen results from both lenses, I would
hands down take the 17-40 L lens any day of the week. It beats the
17-55 in IQ and build in every respect.

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