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

Fast, accurate and incredibly sharp - the ideal standard zoom lens.

Combining exceptional optical performance with an extremely popular focal length range, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is a superbly built standard zoom lens that could easily find a home in any professional or amateur photographer’s kit. Nicely sized, this mid-weight lens is comfortable to carry and to handle. Combine that easy weight with a wide f/2.8 aperture and excellent 3-stop Image Stabilisation, and handholdability becomes a breeze. With its handy focal length range, you will find a million and one uses for this lens, from landscapes and portraits, to events and family days out. Of course, a useful focal length range is nothing without image quality. Luckily, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM excels at both. Utilising L-series grade UD lens elements, a fast, accurate ring-type USM autofocus and a circular seven-blade aperture, this lens delivers razor sharp images, beautiful bokeh, and well controlled chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting.

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

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

3 ⭐⭐⭐ This Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM has been fully tested and serviced by our team of camera experts and works perfectly. It does show some signs of superficial wear (small specs of dust under the front element, does NOT affect use of lens), but after all you need to be able to use your rental! All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can take a look (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product), any obvious wear or marks have been highlighted so you can see for yourself. Includes: front + rear lens cap and the original packaging

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CANON EF-S 17-55MM f/2.8 IS USM

High magnification standard zoom lens specifically for digital SLR's that accept EF-S lenses with 35cm minimum focus distance at all zoom focal lengths. With its wide aperture, this is the perfect lens to capture action while out and about, and for low-light shooting.


Detailed Specifications

Focal Length and Max. Aperture
17-55mm 1:2.8
Picture Size
15.1 x 22.7mm
Filter Diameter (mm)
Diagonal Angle of View
78°30' - 27°50' (27.3mm)
Vertical Angel of View
48° - 15°40' (15.1mm)
Horizontal Angle of View
68°40' - 23°20' (22.7mm)
Lens Construction
19 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Aperture
No. of Diaphragm blades
7 (circular aperture)
Closest Focusing Distance (m)
Focus Drive
Ring-type USM
Weight (g)