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

Started May 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Cameranoobie OP Contributing Member • Posts: 813
HOW SERIOUS IS THE I.S. FAILURE ON THIS LENS?

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?

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