Compare Canon EF-S 17-55 mm F/2.8 IS USM Lens to Canon EF 85 mm F/1.8 USM Lens

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

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

Canon EF 85 mm F/1.8 USM Lens

Canon EF 85 mm F/1.8 USM Lens

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To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras. The large circular aperture... More
To meet user demands for a fast EF-S zoom lens, Canon has specially designed a new lens with a large aperture of f/2.8 for select Canon Digital SLR cameras. The large circular aperture produces a shallow depth-of-field, creating background blur that draws attention to the photographic subject. The lens construction includes UD and aspherical elements, which deliver impressive image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Image Stabilizer lens groups shift to compensate for camera movement so that the image appears steady on the image plane, ensuring clear, crisp images, even in dim light. With a Ring-type USM, inner focusing and new AF algorithms, this lens achieves autofocus quickly and quietly, and with full-time mechanical manual focusing, manually adjusting the focus is possible even in AF mode. Less
The Canon EF lens is a highly practical telephoto lens that offers superb delineation and portability. With an 85 mm f/1.8 lens aperture and 85 mm focal length, subjects are brought closer,... More
The Canon EF lens is a highly practical telephoto lens that offers superb delineation and portability. With an 85 mm f/1.8 lens aperture and 85 mm focal length, subjects are brought closer, creating excellent blurs, giving a longer flash range, and affording a faster shutter speed to freeze the action. In addition, the Canon camera lens provides images that are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the Canon EF lens illuminates beautiful background blurs. Since the front lens group on this telephoto lens does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected. With a powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) and fast 85 mm f/1.8 lens aperture, the subjects of this Canon camera lens zip into focus in the viewfinder. With inner focusing and full-time manual focus, this Canon camera lens is ideal for all types of word calling for moderate telephoto power. Users appreciate this lens and its 1/3-stop speed advantage, natural angle of view, and perspective for portraits and natural images alike. Less
Dimensions   
Diameter 3.3 inch 3 inch
Weight 21.16 oz 14.99 oz
Compatibility   
Compatible Brand Canon Canon
Camera Technology Digital Digital
Camera Type Digital SLR Digital SLR
Lens System   
Focus Type Auto & Manual Auto & Manual
Maximum Aperture F/2.8 F/1.8
Type Standard • Image Stabilization Standard • Telephoto
Min Aperture 22 22
Product Identifiers   
UPC 4960999354798 4960999212906
Other Features   
Brand Canon Canon
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Consumer Reviews
Canon EF-S 17-55 mm F/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF-S 17-55 mm F/2.8 IS USM Lens
$779.00
Canon EF 85 mm F/1.8 USM Lens
Canon EF 85 mm F/1.8 USM Lens
From $419.00

Product Review Summary

4.5
Based on 10 user reviews
100% recommend this product
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Pros
  • Good Quality (4)
  • Sharp Focus (3)
  • Fast Focus (2)
  • Versatile (2)
  • Good value (1)
Cons
  • Heavy (4)
  • Difficult to Clean (1)
Good For
  • Multi-purpose (3)
  • Professionals (2)
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Consumer Reviews

403

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM - A Whole Different Kind of Animal

bysoupcraze Jul 12, 2008
29 Helpfuls 30 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Amazing Image Quality; Amazing Versatility; Very Good Build Quality; Image Stabilization
Cons Not L-Build Quality; Can't Use Onboard Flash; Not Compatible with Full-Frame Bodies;...
Recommended it? Yes

An EF-S lens. $1,000. I told myself repeatedly that I would not buy it. I mean come on, a non-L series lens for this much money? You have got to be kidding me? After killing myself over the decision between the Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM and the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM lenses, I somehow ended... Read full review »

6

Delivers on what it has advertized

bygvfarns May 26, 2009
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good build quality, optics, IS. EXCELLENT USM focus mechanism. Very useful focal lenth...
Cons heavy, easy to get fingerprints on, pricey
Recommended it? Yes

Like so many people, I bought this to replace my kit lens. In my case that's the 18-55mm IS associated with the XSI. The main issue I had with that lens was the variable (and small) aperature.  I wanted constant 2.8 without sacrificing zoom or IS. That's what you get here. 

The kit lens is... Read full review »

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Product Review Summary

5.0
Based on 4 user reviews
100% recommend this product
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Pros
  • Good value (1)
  • Quality Construction (1)
Cons
  • pricey (1)
Good For
  • Multi-purpose (1)
  • Travel (1)
  • Landscape Photography (1)
  • portrait (1)
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Consumer Reviews

lawman67
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With Canon Portrait lenses, less can be more

bylawman67 Dec 20, 2013
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, good bokeh, sharp from corner to corner, fast focus, cheap
Cons Bokeh not as smooth as the pro lenses, plasticky build
Recommended it? Yes

I love portrait lenses.  On a full-frame camera these usually fall in the range of 75mm to 105mm, with 135mm lenses also often used the same way outdoors.  If I were to look at all my photos over the years, it is very likely that most of my best people shots would be from lenses in this... Read full review »

3

Great low light, superb indoor sports

bybostonshiparty Dec 28, 2012
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Best lens in its class, aka medium telephoto while being a prime for SPORTS
Cons Really none worth mentioning, besides maybe lack of IS... I want IS
Recommended it? Yes

I wanted to start shooting indoor sports, specifically basketball, and non of my lenses I had at the time were up to the challenge. The canon telephoto zooms ( 70-200 ) were out of my price range, and the cheaper alternative, the F4L lense, didn't have a wide enough maximum aperture for low light... Read full review »

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