EF-S 17-55 Priced Too High?

Started Mar 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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The price is fine

Poxywallow wrote:

Am I reading too far into the differences? I suppose I probably am, but I appreciate feedback. Hopefully I'm not the only one still in sticker shock.

I have had this lens for two and a half years and can say it is the best possible standard zoom for an APS-C body. It is fully worth the money, mainly due to its optical performance.

I doubt any EF-S lens will ever have great build quality. Anyone who needs L-like build quality will simply buy an L lens. I'm looking at trading in my 17-55 for the 17-40L for just that reason. Although I would like to have the funds for the 24-70L as well, to get the same kind of versatility that I am used to with the 17-55.

Cheaper alternatives are invariably a compromise.

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