Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

$647.00

EF-S Mount Lens
27-88mm (35mm Equivalent)
Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
UD and Aspherical Lens Elements
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
Manual Focus Override
Truly Circular Diaphragm
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.2?
77mm Filter Thread Diameter

Description

The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens from Canon is a large-aperture lens?compatible?with APS-C?format digital SLR cameras, and offers a versatile wide-angle to short telephoto zoom range. The focal length is equivalent to approximately 27-88mm in 35mm format and its constant f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light throughout the zoom range. A wide maximum aperture?also enables shallow depth of field control.

This lens features Canon?s optical Image Stabilizer technology, providing up to 3-stop compensation for image blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds. This enables clear images, even in dim light. An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast and quiet AF action which is particularly important when shooting video and manual focus override allows precise manual focus at any moment, even in autofocus mode.

Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens has specially shaped lens elements and Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare, which can be caused by reflections off digital camera sensors.

A fast, constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 is ideal for low light shooting, utilizing fast shutter speeds and for shallow depth of field control.
Optical image stabilization enables up to 3 shutter speed stops of blur compensation to create clearer images when shooting handheld and in low light situations.
Ring-type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor (USM) provides quiet, fast, precise auto focusing and predictive tracking.
Features three aspherical lens elements (two types) as well as a UD glass element for reduced aberrations and high image quality at all focal lengths.
Optimized lens coating minimizes flare and ghosting prone to occur with digital cameras.
Internal focusing and new AF algorithms improve AF speed and with full-time manual focus override allows precise manual focus even in AF mode.
Uses optics designed to take full advantage of the small image circle and short back focus in EF-S lenses.
Circular aperture diaphragm produces brilliant out-of-focus characteristics

Package Weight
2.0 lbs

Package Dimensions
7.0 x 4.75 x 4.5 in

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.0 x 4.75 x 4.5?

Image Stabilization
Yes

Camera Mount Type
Canon EF-S

Weight
22.75 oz (645 g)

Angle of View
78? 30? ? 27? 50?

Tripod Collar
No

Aperture
Maximum: f/2.8 Minimum: f/22

Elements/Groups
19/12

Package Weight
2.0 lb

Magnification
0.17x

Minimum Focus Distance
1.2? (36.58 cm)

Dimensions (DxL)
Approx. 3.3 x 4.4? (8.38 x 11.18 cm)

Format Compatibility
Canon (APS-C)

Maximum Reproduction Ratio
1:6

Filter Thread
Front:77 mm

Focal Length
17 ? 55mm Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 27.2 ? 88 mm

Autofocus
Yes

Diaphragm Blades
7

Lens Type
Zoom

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