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

Started May 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
ZX11 Senior Member • Posts: 4,422
Re: Should i exchange my canon 17-55 2.8 for another one? Would you?

alpha90290 wrote:

I am replying to his question "Is Canon putting these together in the desert or something?"

The canon 17-55 2.8 is not the cheapest lens. There are alternatives, which are more value for money. This was discuss in another thread started by OP.

I'll bite.

Name these because I am looking for a f2.8 replacement for my kit zoom lenses.  For the 55-250mm, so far I have the canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS (which I will have to stick to renting) and the 70-200mm f4 IS (giving up the f2.8 for affordability).

A f2.8 version of my kit 18-55mm lens seems to be the OP's lens.  I hear the third party lenses can give you f2.8 for cheap but then you have poor IQ so might as well stick with the kit lens.

I have the 50mm f1.4 with its mediocre focusing ability (slow or inaccurate) so don't try to tell me the nifty fifty is a suitable replacement for 17-55mm f2.8's USM focusing ability.

 ZX11's gear list:ZX11's gear list
Canon EOS 700D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
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