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Ex-Display Canon EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS USM

With a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range and a 3-stop Image Stabilizer, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM provides outstanding performance and framing flexibility in low light conditions.

  • Features

    * Wide angle zoom for EF-S mount bodies
    * f/2.8 aperture throughout zoom range
    * 3-stop Image Stabilizer
    * Fast, quiet auto focus
    * Super Spectra coating
    * Circular aperture for pleasing background blur
    * Passes distance information to E-TTL II
    * Optional lens hood

    Change your view. Not your aperture.

    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 add a new sense of space and perspective to your photography.

    Fixed aperture
    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.

    Image Stabilizer
    The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM features Canon's 3-stop Image Stabilizer (IS). Ideal for handheld work, IS allows use of shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. IS 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. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group with precision without overshoot. 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 hi-fidelity 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.


    Image size APS-C
    35mm film equivalent focal length 27-88
    Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 48º - 15º 40',
    68º 40' - 23º 20',
    78º 30' - 27º 50'
    Lens construction (elements/groups) 19/12
    No. of diaphragm blades 7
    Minimum aperture 22
    Closest focusing distance (m) 0.35
    Maximum magnification (x) 0.17 (at 55mm)
    Distance information Yes
    Image stabilizer 3-stops
    AF actuator Ring USM¹
    Filter diameter (mm) 77
    Max. diameter x length (mm) 83.5 x 110.6
    Weight (g) 645
    Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.45-0.23¹
    Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 1.71-0.51
    Lens hood EW-83J
    Soft case LP1219
    Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II Not compatible
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    Items classed as Ex-Display include both Open-Box products, which may have broken product seals from in-store demonstration, or have been returned from a mail-order sale but are in an otherwise as-new condition, and Ex-Demo or Ex-Hire items. Ex-Demo / Ex-Hire tems are products which have been out in a store as demonstration stock or hire stock. These items will have had some use and will show minor signs of wear and tear as a result. This is reflected in the price. If you want specific details about an item, please contact us for more information.


    All Ex-Display items are labelled as such on the website and come with original packaging and box contents and a 1 year guarantee as standard.



    We reserve the right to refuse an order. Non-acceptance of an order may, for example, result from the following:


    • the product ordered being unavailable from stock


    Ex-Display items are very limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be carefully monitoring sales and marking them “out of stock,” as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment, but it must be noted that Completion of the “Checkout Process” or receiving an “Order Confirmation” email is not a guarantee or acceptance of an order. Should your order be unsuccessful due to stock limits, you will be contacted and a refund arranged on the same working day (up until 5pm) or on the following working day should your order take place after 5pm or on a weekend.



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Additional Information

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Manufacturer Canon
Model 17-55
MPN 1242B005AA