Would you still buy the EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM?

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dave_bass5 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,206
Re: Would you still buy the EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM?

bent christian wrote:

photosen wrote:

Pepege wrote:

The only lens, that comes near to Sigma's 18-35 is Canon's EF-S 17-55 2.8. Introduced in 2006 I think it is due for an update. Or would you still buy it for new???

It's not cheese, doesn't have an expiration date; the 17-55 is one great lens, but of course big, heavy and expensive. Pity about the Sigma though.

The 17-55 f/2.8 is wholly inadequate for shooting video, due to its very loud IS. It's a woefully outdated lens to be selling 2018.

No way I would buy one.

The loud IS was one of the big reasons i sold my ‘good’ first copy and got the 15-85 USM. Although i dont do a lot of video the 15-85 was a lot quieter. Also nice and small/lighter. The only  issue i had with mine was the lens creep. It got on my nerves but i lived with it until i got a 5D3 and stopped using my 60D.

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