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Canon EF-S 17-55mm 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.

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  • 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
  • Lens Cashback - up to £370

    Cashback on selected Canon lenses, when bought with selected compatible Canon Cameras. For full list of included cameras and lenses, click here.

    Lens and camera body must be purchased between 23/03/16 and 31/01/17, but they do not need to be bought together.

    Only one lens claim per camera body can be made. i.e. If you buy two lenses, you may only claim for the cashback on one.


    Lens Cashback cannot be combined with any other promotion. If there is a season promotion, such as Summer Cashback, you may claim either cashback value, not both. If you have already claimed cashback on the camera body, you may not claim cashbask with the Lens Cashback promotion.

    Lens Cashback is not valid on standard camera kits, i.e. Canon EOS 80D & 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM. It is valid on any Wilkinson Camera kits, such as the EOS 1D X Mark II & EF 100-400mm - if you have any doubt, please contact us before making a purchase.


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Additional Information

Box Contents: No
Manufacturer Canon
Model 17-55
MPN 1242B005AA