Canon EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS USM - versatile fast zoom for Canon crop DSLRs. However, with the help adapter you can install it on Canon mirrorless cameras too.
This lens will be an excellent replacement for the standard kit Canon EF-S 17-55mm f3.5-5.6, which shoots quite poorly in most situations.
A convenient focal length range and a good aperture of f2.8, coupled with optical stabilization, make this lens the most versatile lens for any task. It can be supplemented by:
- For landscape / interior photography - Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4-5.6 STM
- For portrait photography - Canon 50mm f1.8 STM/85mm f1.8 USM.
I highly recommend this lens for beginners who are struggling to figure out where to switch from a standard kit lens.
Below are the my video reviews for this lens:
- for Canon cameras
- for fun on the Fujifilm X-T3 camera
- EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 vs. Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC II
Also read, which lens to buy for Canon 550D / 600D / 70D .
A good alternative to this zoom would be Canon EF 35mm f2IS.