Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
- f/2.8 aperture Image Stabilizer
- 17 to 55mm focal range
- Image Stabilizer
- Shutter speed three stops faster
- UD and aspherical elements
- Manual focusing
- AF mode (full time mechanical focusing)
- Compatibility: Only with APS-C DSLR Cameras
- 5 Year Warranty with Canon Australia
The standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras - 17 to 55mm focal range with fast f/2.8 aperture Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed three stops faster UD and aspherical elements to reduce aberrations for outstanding image quality. Manual focusing is enabled even during AF mode (full time mechanical focusing). It is compatible only with APS-C DSLR Cameras.
Product Features in Detail
High performance wide angle zoom
With an effective focal length range of approximately 27-88mm (35 mm equivalent), the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a powerful lens that delivers remarkable image quality. The wide angle zoom allows you to capture more of every scene and adds a new sense of space and perspective to your photography.
The large f/2.8 aperture provides excellent results in low light conditions. The aperture remains constant through the full focal length range, allowing you to zoom from approximately 27-88mm (35 mm equivalent) without slowing shutter speed.
Pleasing background blur
A circular aperture provides a pleasing background blur when shooting with a wide aperture; ideal for creating a sense of depth and isolating your subject from the background.
The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM features Canon’s 3-stop Image Stabilizer (IS). Ideal for handheld work, IS allows the use of shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower then normal with no perceptible increase in image blur. The IS function helps with low light conditions, fast paced scenes and shooting from moving vehicles.
Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive responsive, near-silent high speed auto focus. Full time manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.
Super Spectra coatings
Optimised Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting - more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true colour balance and increase contrast for vivid high definition images.
Passes distance information to E-TTL II
The lens passes distance information back to the camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering in any shooting situation.
|35mm film equivalent focal length||27-88|
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||48º - 15º 40', 68º 40' - 23º 20', 78º 30' - 27º 50'|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.17 (at 55mm)|
|AF actuator||Ring USM¹|
|Filter diameter (mm)||77|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||83.5 x 110.6|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.45-0.23¹|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||1.71-0.51|
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||17-55mm 1:2.8|
|Lens Construction||19 elements in 12 groups|
|Focus Adjustment||AF with full-time manual|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1.15 ft. / 0.35m|
|Zoom System||5-group helical zoom (front group moves: 27mm)|
|Lens Cap||E-77U / E-77II|
|Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II||Not compatible|