A&P canon 17-55 2.8 is

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  1. cftofu2k

    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    does anyone have this lens. thinking about dropping $1k on it + hood :hs:
     
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    i have one.. buy it and don't look back.. sharpest thing you can get in the range and the IS is handy..

    i guess it all depends on what you need it for though..
     
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    signing in... love it to death. i used the review posted above, hugely accurate. he's right though, the lens flares like a bitch.

    i've taken a few pictures that i wouldn't think had flares in them, then when blown up on a monitor you see cm wide flares :hsugh:
     
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    Tamron 17-50 2.8 is just as sharp, color is 95% as good as well.... at least for my copy

    I've used both lenses. (own the Tamron, rented the 17-55, snapped about 500 pics with it)

    You do lose some focusing accuracy, USM, 5mm, and IS however.
     
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    if it were just the usm and the 5mm i'd say that's negligible, but the IS something you would rather not have to do without
     

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