Known issues with 17-55/2.8?

Started Jul 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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wanner Regular Member • Posts: 375
Known issues with 17-55/2.8?

Im on the verge of buying a Canon 17-55/2.8 and replace my 18-55 stm to go with my 700D.
I'm also considering the Sigma 17-50/2.8 but the canons just feels more right, even though its priced twice as high as the sigma.

I'd like to know if anyone got any good reason to stay away from the 17-55/2.8?
I've heard some complaints about the AF going bad over time? Is there any truth to this? Also seen some people complain about zoom creep.

Any other issues one should be aware of? I know there are several threads about the 17-55 already but It's a pricy lens so would hate to miss something.

If anyone has strong arguments for the sigma instead of canon I'd be happy to hear those as well!

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Canon 700D
Canon 18-55mm STM
Canon 40mm STM
Canon 55-250 STM

 wanner's gear list:wanner's gear list
Canon PowerShot S90 Canon EOS 700D Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM +4 more
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon EOS 700D (EOS Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss X7i) Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
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