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 zoom lens in great condition, showing only minor signs of previous use. Lens includes a soft case 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)